The Jury will gather in Paris the 12th of July. It will select the projects that will be exposed in the EDF Pavilion during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Jury is composed of 4 groups of professionals from the fields of design, sustainability, civil society and energy.
Luigi Ferrara – Director of the School of Design at George Brown College and the Institute without Boundaries
Luigi Ferrara is the Director of the School of Design and the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College in Canada. His previous accomplishments include Executive Board Member, and then President for the International Council of the Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), after which he assumed the role of an ICSID Senator.
Prior to this time, Luigi was the President and CEO of DXNet Inc., Founding Director of the Architectural Literacy Forum and Honorary Member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario. In addition, Luigi is a Registered Architect with seal (member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada).
Elsa Francès – Director of the Cité du Design, Saint Etienne
In September 2005, Elsa Francès was appointed director of the Cité du design joint union, to develop the project of the Cité du design and to manage the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial. The Cité du design was inaugurated in 2009.
Today, besides the Biennale, the Cité du design conducts activities of Research and Creation, economic and territorial development through design, creation of exhibitions and events, as well as consciousness-raising activities dedicated to all audiences.
John Thackara – Associate of The Young Foundation, UK; senior advisor on sustainability to the UK Design Council; and an advisor on sustainability indicators to Agence France Presse
John Thackara is a writer, speaker and global expert on innovation and the green economy. He is the author of a widely-read blog [at designobserver.com] and twelve books including In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World.
He was commissioner of City Eco Lab at Cité du Design, the French design biennial and is a member of the UK Parliament's Standing Commission on Design.
Claude Nahon – Director Sustainability and Environment, EDF
Claude Nahon was named EDF Group’s Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development in January 2003. She is in charge of climate change, access to energy and ethics corporate policies. She is responsible for the SD annual report issue. Prior to her appointment, she was Head of Hydro and Renewable Energies for the Group.
In addition to her responsibilities at Electricité de France, Claude Nahon represents EDF Group in different occasions and institutions. She is Liaison Delegate of Henri Proglio in the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). She sits on IDDRI (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) and EPE (Entreprises pour l’Environnement).
Tom Raftery – Lead Analyst, GreenMonk
Tom Raftery is the principle analyst for GreenMonk, the Energy and Sustainability practice of industry analyst firm, RedMonk. Based in Sevilla, Spain, Tom is one of the EU's leading thinkers on energy infrastructures and Smart Grids.
In GreenMonk Tom works with some of the biggest companies in the tech world, helping them to understand how the world is changing and how they should respond.
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Raphaële Goulet – Architect, Territorial Studio
Raphaële Goulet is a French architect. Since 2005, she lives and works between France and Latin America in architecture agencies through Territorial Studio, a multi-disciplinary structure created in 2009, specialized in strategic territorial transformation.
Per Meilstrup – Climate Director, Mandag Morgen
Per is a leading Danish figure in the field of environment, climate change and green growth with 20+ years of experience in communication, policy, business and advisory. He is currently Climate Director at Mandag Morgen, Scandinavias leading independent think tank.
He is one of the most widely used commentators in Danish media on climate change issues, and is often quoted in the international media as well. A journalist by training, Per in all his work has a strong emphasis on storytelling and communication as a tool for change.
Catherine Lescure – Director Brand and Image, EDF
Catherine Lescure is in charge of EDF Brand strategy and management, advertising campaigns, sports sponsorships and partnerships for the Group. Since 2010, she is also the strategic lead of the London 2012 Programme, EDF partnership of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Catherine started her career at GDF in 1990. She joined EDF in 2000, where she held various management positions in communications, including Commercial Communications Director and Senior VP Internal Communications.
Bernard Salha – Director Research and Development, EDF
Bernard Salha has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President of EDF Group, President of EDF Research and Development (EDF R&D) in spring 2010. With more than 2000 researchers, EDF R&D covers all the Group's activities, upstream in the field of generation (nuclear, thermal, hydro and renewable), and downstream in the fields of transport and distribution grids, energy management and customer relationship and management.
He was previously, since early 2005, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Division (DIN), after having held various senior positions in engineering units at EDF.