The Members of our Jury: Gavin Wall, FAO

May 24, 2013

Serving in a variety of countries and in different roles within FAO and previously as Head of the Institute of Technology and Engineering at Massey University in New Zealand has given Gavin Wall an excellent background in the role of agribusiness and agro-industries in creating wealth. He argues that technical solutions can be central to a business succeeding in any environment; however, he also recognises the challenges of achieving economic growth that includes all citizens of a country.


Commenting on the competition, Gavin stated: “As a member of the jury, I look forward to learning of the innovative ideas that form the basis of the many submissions. I always enjoy seeing how creative people are and I look forward to seeing how the ideas can transform businesses and simultaneously produce wider benefits. I am sure that my passion for inclusive and efficient food chains will be further stimulated by the entries.”

Carola Schwank
Carola Schwank

Carola Schwank is project manager of the “empowering people. Award” at Siemens Stiftung (foundation). After studying German Philology, History, Political Science and Sociology she held several managing positions in communications and social policy at Siemens AG. From 2000 to 2009, she headed the internal and external communication activities of Siemens in the Erlangen-Nuremberg region. Since October 2009, she has worked as a senior project manager in the action area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship at the Siemens Stiftung.

You can follow her @Emp_Ppl_Award.

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