Our Judges

Our judges are a diverse and international group of foresight experts, activists, innovators, and ambassadors. They were invited to join the judging panel due to their deep commitment to our values and their desire to support the next generation to become an active participant in shaping the future.

Judges are responsible for assessing the Fellowship applications, evaluating projects and selecting those who will participate in our fellowship journey. Many of our judges are so passionate about NGFP that they end up becoming mentors to our fellows. We are incredibly thankful to all the judges for their generosity and support in helping make the NGFP Fellowship possible!

Judges per year


Alisha Bhagat
Alisha Bhagat is a futurist and strategist whose work focuses on the creative use of futures tools such as strategic foresight
Anastatia Evgrafova
Creative Strategist, Trends and Futures Specialist.
Andrew Jackson
Program Establishment Manager of Policy Hub at the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.
Arthur Muliro
Arthur Muliro is Deputy Managing Director at the International Secretariat of the Society for International Development (SID) in Rome. Amongst other
Ayman Cherkaoui
Director of The Hassan II International Environmental Training Center and Deputy Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.
Ben Holt
Futurist and Global Lead for Strategic Foresight at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Ben helps
Brian Chandler
Manager at Ford Motor. Director of Development at Ernst & Young. Freelance consultant: UK; USA; Europe; Middle East; Africa; Australia. Private,
Brooke Taylor
Dr. Brooke Taylor is a George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow. She works on Capitol Hill for a member
Dale Van Der Lingen
Dale is the former Head of Strategic Foresight for the Western Cape Government in South Africa where he also served as
Darcy Winslow
Darcy Winslow is the Founding President (2010-2020) and co-founder of the Academy for Systems Change, an organization focused on advancing the
David Snowden
Prof Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director
Dimitry Demaeyer
Edward Wanyonyi
Edward is a strategic communications expert specializing in designing, managing and implementing complex public engagement and information dissemination campaigns. With a
Eman Alkadi
Senior Project Manager, Dubai Future Foundation and Curator of the Dubai Future Forum.
Geci Karuri-Sabina
Geci has facilitated two African SOIF projects in the digital space – the African Digital Futures Project (2021) and a foresight
Gina Lucarelli
Team Leader, Accelerator Labs Network at United Nations Development Programme.
Guilherme Azambuja
Guilherme is a public policy adviser for the Portuguese Center of Government (PlanAPP). An economist by trade and an environmentalist by
Guillermina Benavides-Rincón
Research Professor and Director of the Master’s Degree in Strategic Foresight at the School of Government and Public Transformation of Tecnológico
Hannah Walker
Strategy Manager with 5 years experience working in strategy development at Wellcome. Experienced in the development and implementation of strategic projects
Heba El-Kholy
Former United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Director Anthropologist and development professional with a passion for social justice
Hitomi Rankine
Hitomi Rankine is a technical cooperation specialist with over 15 years of experience in Asia and the Pacific and the Caribbean.
Jane Davidson
Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country and passionate about living lightly. She is Pro Vice-Chancellor
Jane Taylor
Jane is a psychotherapist with 15 years experience of working with individuals and leading community programmes for people seeking safety in
Jim Maltby
Jim Maltby is a Principal Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl, part of MOD). He joined Dstl over 10
Joana Lenkova
I am a Strategist and Futurist with over 15 years of international Marketing, Innovation, and Strategy experience in blue-chip companies, such
Karla Paniagua
Ph.D. in transdisciplinary cultural studies, Master in social anthropology. Head of Futures Studies area, Chair of Design of Tomorrow program, co-editor-in-chief
Katie Hyson
Director, Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty. Katie has over 15 years’ experience in business and social impact, including with multinationals in
Laura Muir
Laura M. Muir is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Polaris Transportation Group and was the recipient of the 2022 Women
Laurie Smith
Laurie Smith – Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub. Laurie leads on strategic foresight for Nesta. He oversees much of the organisation’s
Linda Peterhans
Linda Peterhans is a Programme Officer at the Kofi Annan Foundation, working on youth-related projects under the Youth Leadership programme. She
Lucy Roberts
Mai Nguyen
Consultant, Climate Business Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group. Mai Nguyen has over 10 years of experience in green
Marcela Capaja
Marcela is the Senior Specialist for Strategic Futures with Natural England, where she is furthering futures, systems thinking, and innovation, to
Mark Clark
Mark is passionate about transformational change in individuals, organisations, and communities. He provides consulting and coaching support for people wrestling with
Mark McCartney
Mark is a leadership coach working with executives from across the world, enabling them to better face the challenges ahead. He
Mathew Burrows
Mathew Burrows, PhD serves as director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) and is one of the
Nancy Donovan
Ms. Nancy Donovan is Co-founder of the international Public Sector Foresight Network ( which connects government foresight practitioners from countries around
Nicolas Arroyo
Nicolas Francisco Arroyo is Partner & Head of Strategic Foresight at Manyone, a strategy-design consultancy shaping everything that’s next.
Nicole Parreno
Nicole has been championing futures work in the Philippines including through the Philippine Futures Thinking Society (PhilFutures), the Center for Engaged
Nigel D’Silva
Nikos Kastrinos
Nikos Kastrinos is an independent scholar, former EU official and R&I policy advisor with the governments of Greece, Cyprus and Ireland.
Olga Remneva
Olga Remneva (based in Tel Aviv, Israel) – PhD in cultural studies, art&science and technology-based expert, curator, art historian, educator, futurist.
Olga Shaeva
Olga Shaeva is a trends and futures researcher. She is co-founder of Algorithm Trend Intelligence (Lille, France) – a startup developing
Orit Gal
Osmar Coelho Filho
Osmar Coelho Filho is an engineer that holds a certificate degree in Sustainable Food Systems and Agroecology from the University of
Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter is a Deputy Programme Director and Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the Adam Smith Business
Prabhat Ranjan
Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is currently Vice-Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Pune. He is a Nuclear Fusion Scientist, a Futurist,
Probal Banerjee
Probal is the Co-founder and CEO of the trans-disciplinary design-led collective, D.epicentre. He works on the interfaces of business, entrepreneurship, learning,
Puruesh Chaudhary
Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Featured amongst the World’s top female futurists. She is a Distinguished
Richard Sandford
Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Riel Miller
Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris Riel Miller started his career at the OECD in Paris in 1982 in the Economics Department.
Sam Douglas-Bate
Sam is co-founder and Managing Director of ForgeFront, a futures and foresight firm. An ex-civil servant, he previously worked for the
Shermon Cruz
Chair, The Association of Professional Futurists Futures Thinking Supervising Fellow and Faculty, Development Academy of the Philippines. Lecturer, University of the
Sohail Inayatullah
Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu
Steven Kenney
Steven Kenney is the founder and principal of Foresight Vector LLC, a firm providing specialized advisory services in strategic foresight, strategy
Steven Lichty
Dr. Steven Lichty is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is a co-founder and managing partner of REAL Consulting Group, a boutique
Sudebi Thakurata
Sudebi Thakurata is a narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist. She designs experiences, engagement and environment that allow people
Sultan Khair
Sultan is an expert in economic, social and political affairs of the MENA region, working in various high-profile positions in Jordan
Taylor Hawkins
Tiina Neuvonen
Focal Area Lead, Strategic Foresight, UN Global Pulse
Toby Orr
Tom Burin
Tom started his career as an attorney, specialised in commercial and international law. After a short period of time, he decided
Wayne Pan
Research Director, Institute for the Future Wayne believes deeply in the power of futures thinking to shape a better future. He
Wendy Schultz
Wendy Schultz is an academically trained futurist with over forty years of global foresight practice. She has designed futures research projects
Zhan Li
Zhan Li, Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises


Aarathi Krishnan
Aarathi Krishnan specialises in anticipatory governance for the humanitarian and development sectors. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight
Adanna Shallowe
Adanna is currently the Senior Global Manager at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) based in London. As a self confessed
Benedetta Berti
Dr Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO. She is also Associate
Bjorn Rust
I explore the future of global development, humanitarian innovation and our environment, focusing on the role of nascent sociotechnical systems as
Colette Mazzucelli
Prof Dr Amb Colette Mazzucelli is President (Academia) Global Listening Centre,, and Lead Editor with James Felton Keith of the
Daniel Dobos
RequestedDaniel is an impact-driven ML/AI new technologies, innovation R&D manager with over 15 years experience in project, risk and security management
Enric Bas
Enric Bas. Phd in Sociology. Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain). Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures.
Fatima Azevedo
Fátima has focused her career on sustainable development and how foresight can improve public policies. As Senior Civil Servant, she developed
John Sweeney
Dr. John A. Sweeney is an award-winning author, designer, and futurist. As a practitioner, consultant, and educator, John has organized, managed,
Judith Kaulem
Judith Kaulem is a development practitioner, researcher and social policy analyst with over 20 years of working experience. She is currently
Maggie Greyson
Maggie Greyson is a global award-winning Futurist for her mastery in futures thinking and design. Throughout her career she has helped
Mehmet Kinaci
Mr. Kinaci is a visionary Futurist and a true believer of integrating Strategic Foresight into decision-making be it in governments, international
Monica Mendez
Monica specializes in peacebuilding through strategic foresight and the intersection between gender, peace and security. Her practitioner experience and research interests
Murray Cook
Murray works in the strategy and scenario space helping leaders across sectors to reflect upon the future and what it means


Aarathi Krishnan
Aarathi Krishnan specialises in anticipatory governance for the humanitarian and development sectors. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail
April Michele
April Michele, Executive Director, has worked in official capacity with Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) since 2012 and part of
Argen Hicks
Argen is a retired teacher from Georgia, USA. She is the Affiliate Director for the Georgia Future Problem Solving Program and
Björn Theis
Björn Theis is Head of Foresight at Creavis, the strategic innovation unit and business incubator of Evonik AG. He holds a
Caroline Lopes
M in Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, with a focus on Future Studies, by the Superior Institute of
Chris Jackson
Chris is a Partner at We Create Futures, a Foresight and Strategic Innovation practice based New Zealand. We Create Futures work
Claire Nelson
Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti
Fash has over 9 years of experience as a Social Entrepreneur, Community Connector and Educator, being at the center of connecting
Daniel de Sant’anna Martins
Father, ludologist, futurist, designer, researcher, educator and consultant. Master’s degree in Design (CESAR School), postgraduate degree in Strategic Design (ESPM-RJ) and
Daniella Tilbury
Prof Daniella Tilbury, Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Gibraltar; UNECE government focal point (UK) on Sustainability Education.
Doris Viljoen
Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at the Institute for Futures Research of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She lectures
Eduardo Valladares
Learning experience designer, self-directed researcher on shame culture and the importance of vulnerability in education, and scholar on futures literacy. Lectures,
Florence Gaub
Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, where she is in charge of coordinating research activities. In addition, she works on
Ivana Gazibara
I lead Forum for the Future’s futures programme, and oversee our participatory digital Futuring platform – The Futures Centre ( My
Jim Scopes
Jim has over 30 years’ experience within the public & private sectors as both a management consultant & civil servant. He
Joe Liddane
Retired Management Consultant After flirting with school teaching following a Modern Languages degree, Joe qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the
Julie Styan
Julius Gatune
Dr Julius Gatune is a policy analyst, a consultant and a futurist. His is currently a Senior Project Consultant with the
Kristiina Paju
I am a 33-year old Estonian working and living in Finland. I work as a project officer in the Union of
Mario Reyes
Chilean professional with a background in social science, innovation management and S&T policy. Sociologist, M.Sc. in Sociology and MPA in Development,
Markus Becker
I am a futurist, strategist, business executive, musician, engineer and project manager. I started my career as an electrical engineer, from
Mathew Burrows
Mathew Burrows, PhD serves as director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) and is one of the
Michele Chaboudy
I have lived in Northern California for the last 25 years working with large media companies and start up ventures in
Ollie Bream McIntosh
Ollie Bream McIntosh is a design and strategy consultant, currently maintaining an international portfolio of private- and third-sector clients, specialising in
Paniagua Karla
Communicologist, anthropologist, Ph.D. in transdisciplinary studies of culture and communication. Scientific editor, teacher, and researcher with more than 20 years of
Peter Glenday
Pierre Schoonraad
Pierre Schoonraad is the Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), a government
Richard Walsh
Over 20 years ago as a senior policy making civil servant in the UK Government Department of Health. I realised, along
Roger Dennis

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