Joerg Wienke

Joerg Wienke, Shell VP Global Retail Marketing, UK

Chair of the judges

As VP Global Retail Marketing and Chairman Shell Brands International, Joerg is responsible for the retail customer experience of over 30 million customer transactions each day in over 44,000 locations around the world.

Joerg’s role is to ensure that all of these transactions occur with the same high standard of customer care whether they are B2C, B2B, through CRM loyalty, digital and social media, payment solutions or via Shell’s connected car initiatives.

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Esther Wang

Esther Wang, Founder and CEO Joytingle, 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Global Winner, Singapore

Volunteering in a children’s hospital provided the inspiration for Esther’s innovative product, Rabbit Ray, which explains medical procedures to children through play.

Since winning the Shell LiveWIRE award, her product is now used in 40 hospitals in 11 countries, and Esther has been acknowledged as a leading entrepreneur, being featured on the cover of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Asia magazine.

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Gauray Gupta

Gaurav Gupta, Regional Director Asia and energy lead, Dalberg, India

Gaurav founded Dalberg’s first office in Asia in Mumbai, where he is currently based. He works on a wide-ranging set of issues that include energy access, financial inclusion, access to education, and inclusive business strategies.

Gaurav is a founding partner in various social ventures including two eco-resorts and an eco-friendly fair trade fashion label.

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Gwen Abiola-Oloke

Gwen Abiola-Oloke, Investment Director, GroFin West Africa, Nigeria

Prior to joining SME development financier GroFin, Gwen had 23 years’ experience in financial services culminating as Country CEO of a Pan African bank. She has strong networks across West Africa with governments, private sector leaders and development finance institutions.

Gwen is passionate about SME development, financial inclusion, female entrepreneurship, and speaks on related topics at international events.

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Nurfarini Daing

Nurfarini Daing, Co-Founder and CEO of myHarapan, Youth Business Foundation, Malaysia

As Co-Founder and CEO of myHarapan, a foundation dedicated to empowering young Malaysians by supporting youth projects and initiatives that contribute to the current nation building efforts, Nurfarini has enabled over 25,000 young people to look beyond their perceived limitations and become well-rounded individuals.

She has 14 years’ of start-up experience and has delivered training and coaching for small enterprises and unemployed graduates.

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