The Jury

HE Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

juty_olafurPresident, Republic of Iceland
Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury

The fifth President of the Republic of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was born in Ísafjörður on May 14th 1943. His parents were Grímur Kristgeirsson and Svanhildur Ólafsdóttir Hjartar.


Dr. Han Seung-soo

Han-Seung-sooFormer Prime Minister
Republic of Korea
Vice- Chair, Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury

Dr. Han served as Prime Minister of Republic of Korea(2008-09). He is currently Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation and Founding Chair of High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)/UNSGAB.


HE Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

Former President

Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012.


Adnan Z. Amin

International Renewable Energy Agency

Adnan Z. Amin is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Agency in the implementation of its mandate to promote the adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy worldwide.


Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Nations Foundation

Kathy Calvin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation. Her career has spanned work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


HE Dr Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi

President and Speaker of the Federal National Council,
Member of the Executive Council-Abu Dhabi

Her Excellency Dr Amal Al Qubaisi is First Deputy Speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC), the first woman in the GCC to hold this position. In 2006, she was the first woman to be elected as a member of the FNC. She is also a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and the Executive Committee at the Executive Council, Chair of the Social Committee at the Executive Council and Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.


HE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

Ahmed_Al_SayeghChairman of Global Marketplace,
Abu Dhabi

Ahmed Ali Mohamed Abdullah Al Sayegh is the Chairman of Global Marketplace. His career has spanned numerous environmental initiatives in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, he also serves as Vice Chairman of Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS).


Ratan N.Tata

AzaChairman Emeritus
Tata Trusts

Ratan N. Tata was the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, from March 1991 till his retirement on December 28, 2012. Effective December 29, 2012, Mr. Tata has been conferred the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Tata Industries, Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals.


Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Group

Sir Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most irresistible brands and has expanded into many diverse sectors from travel to telecommunications, health to banking, music to leisure and space travel to renewable energy. Founding more than 400 companies worldwide, Virgin employs approximately 50,000 people in over 35 countries.


Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE
Chair of the President Obama’s Global Development Council

Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He chairs President Obama’s Global Development Council, is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times.