The international INDEX: Award Jury consists of 15 influential men and women from all over the world - each one adding insight and experience from their field of expertize to the unique, collective intelligence of the group.

The jury’s primary task is to select the finalists and winners of INDEX: Award from the pool of nominations, while simultaneously playing a key role in the organization by constantly discussing, evaluating and advocating Design to Improve Life, in order to move the borders and expand the impact of design in the world.

Philip Battin

Chairman of the Index: Award jury

Philip is Senior Design Strategist of Hardware Products at Google and the founder of several design-based initiatives and publications in Denmark, such as Dansk Dynamit and Plethora Magazine. He is known for his strategy, branding and user experience design for clients such as Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Mercedes-Benz, Carlsberg, Sony, EMI Music, !K7 Records, Norse Projects, AIAIAI, The Danish Ministry of Defence and Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Previously, Philip worked for Google X within the research and development facility for disruptive innovation and moonshots focused on wearables and augmented reality products such as Google Glass.

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Prior to working for Google, Philip worked as a design lead at Kontrapunkt. He led the experience design for the new Copenhagen Metro Cityring, as well as the information design for the Danish bus and train system, which is currently being implemented.

Philip is educated from the renowned Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. His work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Dezeen, Wallpaper and Vogue. He has lived and worked in Denmark, the US, Germany and The Netherlands, and currently resides in Oakland, California.

Alejandra Amenábar Figueroa

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Alejandra is a professor and Dean of the Design Faculty at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Chile. Prior to being named Dean in 2007, Alejandra led the formation and growth of Design UDD as the Director of the Design Program in Santiago and Concepción. Alejandra has chaired the reestablishment of the last three Chilean Design Biennials, in 2010, 2013 and 2017, which were jointly organized by Universidad del Desarrollo and the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Throughout her career, Alejandra has received numerous recognitions and has sat on various Chilean design juries, including Premio Australis, Asimpres, and Muestra Profesional de la Quinta Bienal de Diseño. Formerly, Alejandra worked within Cultural Affairs for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. She is a trained architect and has a Graduate Diploma in Architecture and Landscape Management from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Alejandra lives in Chile.

Anders Smith

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Anders is an architect and industrial designer educated at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. He works independently to design relevant solutions for complex technologies, medical problems and consumer needs. Anders is Vice-Chairman of the property foundation for Copenhagen International School and, since 2011, has worked to create solutions for the new 25,000 sqm campus on the Copenhagen waterfront, which is now one of the world’s largest buildings with integrated photovoltaic installations.

Anders is also a tutor and thesis advisor for masters students at Umeå Institute of Design. He is also the Co-founder of Danish design consultancy Kontrapunkt.

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Formerly, Anders worked as a Senior Design Consultant and Account Director for Philips Design, specializing in professional and consumer products, as well as exploring future technology opportunities and end-user needs.

Anders has lived in North America, Asia and Europe, working for a wide range of clients and industries over the past 30 years. His clients include Samsung, Danfoss, Novo Nordisk, BK Medical, Coloplast, GN Otometrics, The Danish National Museum, Post Danmark, Labofa and Flexa, as well as many smaller companies.

Anders currently supports Danish and international clients from his base in Copenhagen.

Arnold Wasserman

Vice-chairman Index: Award jury

Arnold is chairman and co-founder of The Idea Factory (SG/US) and is a pioneer in the practice of user-centered, multidisciplinary product development as a competitive business strategy. He has held the positions of Vice President of Corporate Industrial Design/Human Factors at NCR, Xerox Parc, and the Unisys Corporation.

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He has also been Principal of Pratt Institute’s School of Design; Senior Fellow for Design Strategy at IDEO; and Director of Design for the Raymond Loewy design office in Paris, and he teaches at Haas Graduate School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Arnold lives in San Francisco with his wife Jane.

Anna Valtonen

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Since 2013, Anna Valtonen has served as Dean of Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Finland.

Before that, she was rector of Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University (listed in Business Week magazine as one of the top30 design schools in the world in 2009) and also worked 12 years for Nokia, as e.g. Head of Design Research & Foresight. Her research interests lie within design and society, its history and future, and on the role of designers within.

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Valtonen holds a PhD from the Department of Industrial and Strategic Design, University of Art and Design Helsinki and holds many positions of trust within universities, organizations and corporations (e.g. Helsinki World Design Capital Committee)

Camilla Bredholt

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Founding the life-saving organisation, Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) in Denmark, Camilla Bredholt is an award-winning humanitarian who has worked in a vast array of conditions all around the globe. She has been a board member for various aid foundations and organisations, and for the past 8 years has chaired educational organisation, United World Colleges Denmark. Camilla knows first hand what solutions are most desperately needed and will be a valuable source of knowledge when judging the feasbility and adaptability of designs for the real world.

Devin Cook

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Devin is the Executive Producer of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), an international program addressing shared prosperity by reinventing the future of work. Launched at MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy under Devin’s leadership, the IIC awards $1 million to Inclusive Innovators, international organizations that create economic opportunity for the many and not just the few in the digital age.

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Devin’s expertise lies in accelerating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems for economic growth. With practical experience working at multiple start-ups, as well as leading international projects and seminars for Fortune 100 clients, Devin brings a deep understanding of how solutions that address the world’s biggest challenges can be scaled up to achieve maximum positive impact.

Devin holds an MBA from MIT, a Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business from the University of Delaware and a BA from Middlebury College.

Devin lives in the US.

Katinka Von Der Lippe

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Katinka Von Der Lippe works as a designer at the Strategic Design & Design Management at Eker Design / Hydrolift. Katinka is an award winning designer with more than a decade in the green automotive sector. Her latest acknowledgments range from being nominated by Sebastian Conran to the prestigious Brit Design Award 2009, to receiving the highly recognized Honors Award from the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture 2009. The latter is given to designers and companies that through focus on strategic design continue to create design innovations in their field. Also she has twice received the Norwegian Design Councils Annual Design Award for design developments in TH!NK.

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Katinka was born in Oslo 1968, and holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Design and Design Management from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

In May 2006, Katinka took on the responsibility of Design and Brand in TH!NK. Her cross functional focus has contributed to a strong recognition of the TH!NK brand as one of the world’s leading electric vehicle brand. The combination of strategic and operational design expertise is one of her strongest assets.

Lim Chee Onn

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Lim Chee Onn is Senior International Adviser to the Singbridge Group which invests in, develops and manages overseas integrated cities and provides sustainable urban solutions adapted from Singapore’s successful development experience.

Mr Lim chairs the Singapore-Suzhou Township Development, the Advisory Boards of Harvard Singapore Foundation and the Sim Kee Boon Institute of Financial Economics, Singapore Management University. He is also a Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Business China, Honorary Chairman of the National Heritage Board, and Alternate Member, Council of Presidential Advisers. Mr Lim was Keppel Corporation Limited’s Executive Chairman from 2000 to 2008.

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Mr Lim graduated with First Class Honours in Naval Architecture from Glasgow University, earned his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by Glasgow University. He started his career in the Civil Service and was elected Member of Parliament from 1977 to 1992, Secretary-General NTUC from 1979 to 1983 and concurrently Minister without Portfolio, Prime Minister’s Office from 1980 to 1983.

Conferred the Distinguished Service Order by HE The President, Republic of Singapore and Commander, Order of the Crown, by HM King Albert II, Kingdom of Belgium, Mr Lim is married with 3 children.


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Malin is sustainability communication manager at Inter IKEA Group, the owner of the IKEA brand and worldwide IKEA franchisor. She leads the communication for “People and Planet Positive”, IKEA’s long term sustainability strategy, engaging stakeholders across the value chain in co-creating solutions for a better life within the limits of the planet. With over 15 years of experience in strategic communication Malin has advised companies ranging from multinational corporations to specialised organizations in the private and public sector.

Malin is passionate about bringing people together in unexpected ways to innovate and find solutions to our sustainability challenges. In particular, she strives to facilitate the involvement of the business sector, since companies like IKEA can have a huge positive impact on the development.

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Malin has a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics and a background in drama as a director assistant at the Stockholm City Theatre. Malin has had long standing engagement with United World Colleges – first as a student and later as a board member to the Swedish national committee.

Paola Antonelli

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Paola Antonelli is curator of design and architecture at MoMA in New York. She holds an MA in architecture, graduating from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1990 and has curated several architectural and design exhibitions in Italy, France, and Japan.

She has been a contributing editor of Domus (1987-91) and the Design Editor of Abitare (1992-94) and has contributed articles to several publications such as Metropolis, The Harvard Design Review, I.D. magazine, Paper, Metropolitan, Home, Harper’s Bazaar and Nest. Most recently, Paola has served as design critic in the popular TV show ‘The Colbert Report’.

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Between 1991 and 1993, Paola Antonelli was assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she taught design history and theory. She has lectured on design and architecture in Europe and the US and has served on several international architecture and design juries.

Paola’s goal is to make design the most loved, understood, and celebrated discipline of the 21st century.

Patrick Frick

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Patrick Frick is a co-founder and partner of Social Investors (, a boutique philanthropy advisory firm based in Switzerland. He works with affluent individuals and families worldwide, accompanying them to help maximize the impact of their philanthropic engagements.

Patrick is a member of The Value Web (, which is an international network of designers and facilitators of human interaction. Patrick leads The Value Web’s engagement with the World Economic Forum (www.weforum.og) and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, bringing his expertise of design and facilitation of collaboration to their gatherings around the world, including the Annual Meeting in Davos.

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He has an MBA degree (lic.oec.HSG) from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and studied politics and international relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Ravi Naidoo

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Ravi Naidoo is the founder and managing director of Interactive Africa, a Cape Town based media and marketing company. He completed his MBA degree at University of Cape Town in 1994, where he was nominated as the Nedbank MBA Student of the Year. Ravi also has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physiology from UCT. On top of his three years spent as an Account Director at Young and Rubicam (90-93), Ravi managed several multinational accounts.

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In 1994, Ravi founded Interactive Africa. One of the company’s more recent projects has been project managing the First African in Space Mission and marketing of South Africa’s Bid to host the 2010 Football World Cup, as well as for the 2006 campaign. He also directed the African Connection Rally – the trip from the northern to the southern tip of Africa in April 1999, which promoted telecommunications investment in Africa.

Ravi is the co-founder of CITI, the Cape IT Initiative, a non-profit company dedicated to promoting the IT cluster in the Western Cape. He also founded the International Design Indaba, a leading design institution, that’s best known for its flagship conference and expo held in Cape Town annually.

Simona Rocchi

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Simona Rocchi is Senior Director of Design-for-Sustainability at Philips Design, responsible for managing the global creative direction of various sustainability-based initiatives in product, system innovation and strategic design. With over 15 years working in sustainable business development, she has been been widely recognised via publications, conference speeches and prestigious design awards. Simona will provide the jury with expert knowledge about designs which best implement social and environmental values – a crucial element to contemporary and effective design.

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Simona believes that in order to address complex societal problems, the “collective thinking and actions” of a wide group of relevant stakeholders are needed. She sees design capabilities as being key by bringing multiple views and expertise together and by envisioning solutions that reflect shared benefits and allow for innovative and impactful entrepreneurial actions.

Results of her activities have been widely recognized via publications, conference speeches and prestigious design awards. She is frequently invited to lecture at design and business schools around the world, and is a visiting professor in eco-innovation at the Externado University of Bogota, Colombia. Simona holds a PhD in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products and Sustainability, a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and a MSc Science in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University, Sweden.

Veronica D’Souza

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Co-founder of the award-winning social business Ruby Cup, Veronica D’Souza is a sustainability strategist and advisor for companies and organisations with a special focus on solving the world’s pressing needs through innovative business models. She is a renowned international public speaker with broad perspectives on alleviating poverty through business, addressing health issues in Africa, female entrepreneurship, and the process of designing attractive solutions for people living in poverty. Veronica’s diverse background and eye for identifying needs in health and sanitation will make her a highly valuable jury member.

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Recently, Veronica has been accepted as a Global Shaper under World Economic Forum. She is a SOCAP selected social entrepreneur (US), an Ashoka Youth Venture Mentor (KE), a selected Humanity In Action senior fellow (US and DK), a United World College Student and co-author of ‘The Road Map for Sustainable Leadership’ from the leading Scandinavian Think Tank, Monday Morning (DK).

Veronica has an executive education in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD Singapore, a Masters in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and a specialization in Sustainable Business Operations and Strategies from Columbia Business School and CBS. She has a BSc. in Business, Languages and Culture from CBS and La UADE, Argentina.