2015 Preliminary Judges

The following professionals participated in first-round judging of The 12th Annual International Business Awards.  Their average scores helped to determine the nominations that were eligible to be included in second-round (final) judging, to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.  We thank them for their time, interest and insights.

Husam Mahmoud Abdallah, Senior Advisor, Organization Development, Dubai Airport Freezone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Mamdooh Abdelmottlep, Founder and Executive Chairman, IPSA - International Police Sciences Association, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sumaya Abdulla, Head - Human Resource Development, Bahrain National Gas Compnay, Manama, Bahrain
Bora Aksoylu, Event Manager, NIKE Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Mohammad Al Dweiri, Training Specialist, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Alattas, Tam Development, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ahmad Alhai, Drilling Services Automation Project Manager, ADCO, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Maryam Alhashmi, Deputy Representative of Quality, Fujairah police G.H.Q, AlFujairah, United Arab Emirates
Huda Al-Husaini, Industrial Engineer, Jordan Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan
Asma Almarzoqi, Human Resources Consultant, HRSolutions, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Samar Almashjeri, Strategic Planning and Project Mangment Unit Lead, National Archives, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hussein Alsaied Ahmed, Strategy and Corporate Excellence Expert, Dubai Statistics Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Don Anderson, Partner, Janet LeBlanc + Associates, Ottawa, Canada
Juan Paolo Arao, Senior Specialist - Talent Development, Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd - Borouge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jenny Ashmore, Chief Marketing Officer, Jazz-Works, Perth, United Kingdom
Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lizette Badando, Project Coordinator - Human Resources, Dubai First, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Judhajit Bagchi, Director, Yaanus Films, Mumbai, India
Dan Banks, Founder & Creative Director, Project Design Company, Washington, DC USA
Heather Barton, Head of Human Resources, American Institute for Foreign Study, London, United Kingdom
Maxim Behar, CEO, M3 Communications Group, Inc., Sofia, Bulgaria
Carolyn Belefski, Designer & Illustrator, Curls Studio, Fairfax, VA USA
Ranadeep Bhattacharyya, Director, Yaanus Films, Mumbai, India
Hugh Brown, Director, JeaterBROWN Creative Partners, London, United Kingdom
Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA USA
Jorge Cachinero, Director Corporativo de Reputación e Innovación, Llorente y Cuenca, Madrid, Spain
Colin Campbell-Austin, Head of Talent and People Development, Telegraph Media Group, London, United Kingdom
Venkata Rajesh Cheerla, Group Senior Manager - HR Strategy, Policies & Compliance, Etisalat Group, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Boris Chow, Assistant Marketing Manager, Wealth Bond Precious Metals (Asia) Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong
David Clark, Marketing Manager, BJSS, London, United Kingdom
Sally Clubley, Senior Consultant, IHRDC, Stourton, United Kingdom
Shelly Coates, Graphic Designer, Shellville Design, Falls Church, VA USA
Zeki Engin Çolak, Group Corporate Communications Executive, Coca-Cola Icecek, Umraniye, Turkey
Kira Cole, Brand and Marketing Specialist, Accenture, Chicago, IL USA
Adriena Daunt, Public Relations Manager - The Americas, Tourism New Zealand, Los Angeles, CA USA
Karla Davis, General Manager, Plantation Resort, Surfside Beach, NC USA
Saraida De Marchena Kaluche, President and CEO, Markatel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lelanie de Wet, Web Content & Social Media Manager, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Annette Densham, CEO, Publicity Genie, Forest Lake, Australia
Rachel Deutsch, Creative Director, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, MD USA
Richard Dixon, Owner/Administrator, Home Helpers and Direct Link of North Texas, Keller, TX USA
Jon Dobinson, Chief Executive, Other Creative Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Michal Dunin, Managing Director, WebTalk, Warsaw, Poland
Yavuz Duyar, HR Operations Specialist, Opet Petrolculuk A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Stacey Edmonds, Founder and MD, Lively, Coogee, Australia
Nayomi Ekanayake, Director of Marketing, Ekanayake Associates, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Rochelle Ekanayake, Managing Director UK/SRI LANKA, MrPierce Studios International Asia (PVT) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Gary Erskine, Art Director, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC USA
Eaton Fallows, Program Director, British Telecom, Manchester, United Kingdom
Mohammed Fattoum, Management and Information Technology Expert, Fujairah Police General Head Quarter, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Julia Forsyth, Senior Global Marketing Manager GSMA, Atlanta, GA USA
Manoj Gautam, Managing Director, Om Shiva Shakti Herbal Company, Kathmandu, Nepal
George Georgallides, Managing Partner, Curious Ventures (Investment arm of Curious Pictures), Chula Vista, CA USA
Pinar Tuba Gocgun, Human Resources Director, MetLife, Istanbul, Turkey
Ashantha Goonetilleke, Professor Water/Infrastructure Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Lisa Gregovich, Manager, Vendor Operations, Prime Therapeutics, Coppell, CO USA
Danita Harn, VP of Operations, Harn & Associates, Bookkeeping Firm, Woodstock, CO USA
Peter Harrington, Senior HR Consultant, Harrington HR Services Ltd, Witham, United Kingdom
Robin Harris, Principal/Creative Director, Harris Design Inc., McLean, VA USA
Wayne Harris, Chairman, International Safety Quality Environment Management Association, Reading, United Kingdom
Steffen Hartmann, Senior Account Manager, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Frankfurt, Germany
Joanne Hizon, Vice President - Human Resources SM Investments Corp, Pasay City, Indonesia
Jamie K. Holt, MBA, President/CEO, JMK Notary And Services, Miami, FL USA
Yvonne Howie, CEO, NSW The CEO Institute, Neutral Bay, Australia
Hamad Ibrahim, Expert Innovation and IT DEMARS, Amman, Jordan
Echo Ilott, Director, Boost Marketing, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Leo Indarwahono, Public Health & Educational Executive, The Indonesian Business Coalition on AIDS (IBCA), Jakarta, Indonesia
Franky Jamin, Independent Commissioner, PT Kamadjaja Logistics and PT Paramount Land Development, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Graham Jenkins, Chair, The Executive Connection, Balmain, Australia
Beverly Jensen, Ph.D., President, www.WomensMedicineBowl.com, Miami, FL USA
Kyle Johnson, Principal/Creative Director, BlkMrkt. Cr8tiv Labs, Houston, TX USA
Hakan Karamanli, Executive Vice President, TAM Faktoring A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Shahnawaz Karim, Marketing Head, Bharti Airtel, New Delhi, India
Joe Kay, Senior Business Transformation Consultant, Alcatel-Lucent, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Umu Kececioglu, Senior Associate Mobile Banking Management, Denizbank, Istanbul, Turkey
Ki-hak Kim, Chairman, Korea-China-Japan, Regional Economy and Culture Association, Seoul, South Korea
Jennifer Kozak, Principal Creative, J Kozak Creative Company, Baltimore, MD USA
Cat Leaver, Group Head of Strategy, We are AD Ltd, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sally Ledger, Marketing Director, Dendron, Watford, United Kingdom
Andreea Leonte, Creative & Strategy Director, McCannPR, Bucharest, Romania
Katya Linossi, Managing Director, ClearPeople Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Chris Litherland, International Senior Director HR, Intermec by Honeywell, Heinsberg, Germany
Petr Lymar, Regional Business Development, Yandex, Odessa, Ukraine
Anil Machado, Managing Director, Tnell, Sieradz, Poland
Dr. Kanak Madrecha, Advisor-Corporate Excellence Division, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Connie Maina Nkatha, Head of Resource Mobilization, Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya
Morag Malloy, Managing Director, Fission Creative, Paisley, United Kingdom
Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, Singapore, Singapore
Steven Marr, Operations Manager, TELUS, Edmonton, Canada
Maheshkumar Mathilakath, Head of Business Process Re-Engineering, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chris McConnell, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing, Accenture, Chicago, IL USA
Jeremy McWilliams, Managing Director, Bang TV, London, United Kingdom
Eliza Misiecka, Director, GENESIS PR, Warsaw, Poland
Amanda Morales, Clinical Trial Administrative Assistant, WCCT Global, Cypress, TX USA
Ruth Moyte, Owner, Red Dandelion Creative, Temecula, CA USA
Motomasa Murayama, Professor, Tokiwa University, Tokyo, Japan
Özgür Mutlu, Director of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Ankara Netmon A.S., Ankara, Turkey
Rajendran Nair, VP Marketing, Estuate, San Francisco, CA USA
Therese Necio, VP Corporate Communications, SM Investments Corp, Pasay City, Indonesia
Rajiv Noronha, Head - Organizational Effectiveness, BPS Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India
Irem Onal, HR Manager, Danone Early Life Nutrition Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Pierluigi, Orati, Head of Country Analysis, ENEL SPA, Rome, Italy
Mary Ortiz-Arzani, EDI/Sales Service Manager, Igloo Products Corp, Katy, TX USA
Egemen Ozcan, COO & Chief Storyteller, Boogy The Event Company, Istanbul, Turkey
Katarzyna Pawlikowska, Managing Partner, Garden of Words, Warsaw, Poland
Alexander Powell, Washington, DC USA
Nazia Qidwai, Planner, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Rhiannon Rees, CEO, Love Living the dream PTY LTD, Murwillumbah, Australia
Pamela Robinson, CEO, Financial Voyages LLC, Atlanta, GA USA
Sharon Rudd, Organisational Development & Sales Consultant, TNT, Mascot, Australia
Linanne Sackett, Principal Investigator, Verizon Next Step Program, Albany, NY USA
Naya Saymon, Creative and Innovative Trainer, CIT, Palestine
Ron Sereg, Asst. Prof. Public Relations, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA USA
Dr. Shih-Wei Sheu, Centre of Excellence for Scientific & Research Journalism, Taipei, Taiwan
Sushrut Shrotri, Managing Partner, Novus Global Solutions, Singapore, Singapore
Tony Roland, Silitonga, Board of Trustees, Indonesian Institute for Corporate Directorship, Jakarta, Indonesia
Manu Singh, Manager - Contact Center, Dubai First, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Asuncion Soriano, CEO, Atrevia, Madrid, Spain
Julian Stubbs, Senior Lecturer, Marketing (retired), The University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Malcolm Summerfield, Owner, MIS Consulting, Petersfield, United Kingdom
Begum Susar, Digital Marketing and Design Assistant Vice President, ING Bank Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Alicja Szalska, Education Coordinator, Vemma Services, Gdansk, Poland
Divya Tekchandani, Director, Airglow Aviation Service FZC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Josie Thomson, Lifestyle Coach, JosieThomson.com, Red Hill, Australia
Wailaya Tiningsih, Bravyanto Health, Wellbeing & Nutrition Manager, PT Unilever Indonesia, Tbk Jakarta, Indonesia
Nazim Torun, Business Applications Manager, Bayer Türk, Istanbul, Turkey
Aigerim Tulepbergenova, Business Analyst, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY USA
Aykut Ustun, Group Manager - HR and Management System, Opet Petrolculuk, Istanbul, Turkey
Katarina Valachovicova, Client Service Director, GINGERS, Bratislava, Slovakia
Vincent Verdi, Art Director, CUNY-TV, New York, NY USA
Gwen Wight, Senior Director, Inside Sales, ServiceSource, Sandyford, Ireland
Young Kuk Won, CEO/ECD, Solcom, Seoul, South Korea
Debra Woodfork, Production and Design Manager, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC USA