Announcing the 2022 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize Winners

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Register below to join the celebration of the 2022 Established Leaders on December 13, 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET.

Register below to join the celebration of the 2022 Emerging Leaders on December 15, 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET.

A ninety minute interactive, virtual program will combine interviews with the winners, a roundtable conversation about leadership, and interactions with you, our audience.

The Tällberg Foundation proudly announces the winners of this year’s Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prizes, awarded annually to well established and emerging leaders working in any field and any country whose leadership is courageous, innovative, rooted in universal values and global in application or in aspiration. 

The Winners – Established Category

The three established leaders have track records of accomplishments that are substantial and who, in the jury’s judgement, are likely to continue to make important, positive contributions in their chosen field.

Yevgenia Albats

Reporting hard truths to protect democratic values

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Developing new approaches to human/wildlife health

Sam Muller

Making justice systems deliver for everyone

The Winners – Emerging Leader Category

The three emerging leaders are already impactful leaders which is why the jury chose to honor them. We believe they have only just begun their leadership journeys and are delighted to partner with them as they continue to develop their leadership profiles as well as their specific projects.

Chido Govera

For her efforts to provide food security using simplified, sustainable, replicable, and practical approaches to farming mushrooms aiming to empower communities to raise themselves out of poverty

Lala Lovera

Elia Ana Lovera Gonzalo (Lala), Venezuela, for her passionate and positive fight against the poverty and, especially, the loss of education that risk condemning Venezuelan refugees living in host communities to wasted lives.

Elias Mastoras

For his inventiveness in designing and distributing child-sized audible soccer balls that allow blind children not only to play, but also to participate more fully in their communities

About the Prize

The Tällberg Foundation explores the issues that are challenging and changing our societies with the goal of stimulating new thinking for a new world.

We believe that a new kind of leadership is badly needed for our societies to prosper: leadership that is innovative, courageous, dynamic, rooted in universal values and global in implication. In that spirit, we established the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize. The prize name honors the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, whose support makes it possible, and Jan Eliasson, one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era. Both SNF and Jan share Tällberg’s deep commitment to encouraging positive global change.

The Prize is awarded annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline, leaders who not only have a substantial track record of accomplishment, but also who are likely to continue to make extraordinary contributions to human welfare. 

Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a secret ballot of a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.

  • We will award three Prizes for leaders whose track record of accomplishments is substantial and who, in the jury’s judgement, are likely to continue to make important, positive contributions in their chosen field. Each of these awards will carry a $50,000 honorarium.
  • This year the Prize will also recognize three winners in the category of emerging leaders who have already demonstrated high potential and capacity, but the bulk of whose accomplishments are likely to be in the future. Each of these two awards will carry a $10,000 honorarium.

Of course, all leaders who are honored will meet the core criteria of the Prize.

Jury 2022

Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam

Photographer, writer, activist and institution builder; Bangladesh

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Pashtana Durrani

Pashtana Durrani

Promotes Digital Literacy for Children and Trains Girls in Menstrual Hygiene Management & Reproductive Health; Afghanistan

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Gouri Mirpuri

Gouri Mirpuri

Social entrepreneur; Singapore

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Fiorenzo Omenetto

Fiorenzo Omenetto

Professor, Biomaterials Scientist, Entrepreneur, US/Italy

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Alejandro Santo Domingo

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Financier and Philanthropist and Managing Director for Quadrant Capital Advisors; US

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Celina de Sola

Celina de Sola

Co-Founder of Glasswing, a community-based education and public health Initiative; El Salvador

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Alan Stoga

Alan Stoga

Chairman, Tällberg Foundation and President, Zemi Communications; US

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Stelios Vassilakis

Stelios Vassilakis

former Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; US and Greece

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Carole Wamuyu Wainaina

Carole Wamuyu Wainaina

Leader at Africa 50 Infrastructure Fund, business & human relations executive public & private sectors; Kenya

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Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings

Jury Secretary
Organizational and leadership consultant, Leading Ventures; Tällberg Foundation board; Netherlands

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Stories

Join the conversation and follow the stories of the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leaders

Leadership Special: Sam Muller, 2022 Prize Laureate

Leadership Special: Sam Muller, 2022 Prize Laureate

Muller is a self-described “justice junkie.” He spent his early career in international law working in hot zones, then moved on to work with the Yugoslav Tribunal and the ICC in the Hague. Those experiences left him convinced that justice systems could offer much more value for everyday people seeking fair outcomes in legal matters.

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Emerging Leadership Special: Lala Lovera, 2022 Prize Winner

Emerging Leadership Special: Lala Lovera, 2022 Prize Winner

Like millions of her fellow Venezuelans, Lala Lovera knows what it is like to build a new life in another country. When she discovered that too many refugees in her new home of Colombia lacked access to adequate food, shelter and education, she launched Fundación Comparte Por Una Vida Colombia (CPUV Colombia).

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The Nomination Process

1. Nominations

Anyone, anywhere can make nominations (up to 2 per nominations per person). We look forward to receiving nominations for next year in early 2023 for leaders who demonstrate the willingness and capacity to address the complexity of 21st-century realities in innovative, risk-taking, and value-based ways, and whose work is global in aspiration or implication.

2. Jury

A pre-jury team reviewed the nominations and determined if a given nomination meets the broad Prize criteria. Then an international jury reviewed the nominations during the summer and selected the people who, in their judgment, best exemplified the types of leaders needed today.

3. Celebrate!

The winners are invited to virtual celebrations and explorations of global leadership on December 13, 2022 and December 15, 2022 where they will join past laureates, jury members and other global leaders.

Read about our past winners

Who makes this possible?

Sponsor

The Tällberg Foundation, launched in 1981, exists to explore the issues that are challenging —and changing— our societies. Today, those challenges are profound: the world that we have known since the mid 20th century, which produced unprecedented peace as well as human advance, is changing at a pace and in directions that threaten to evolve towards Orwellian dystopia.
But forces for “good” still exist and need to be renewed, made more muscular and more effective. The Foundation aspires to be part of that process.

Tällberg’s work program focuses on understanding how to re-inject ethics into leadership; re-establish the legitimacy of governance; and manage, instead of being managed by, disruptive technologies, climate change, mass migration and other phenomena. We aim to contribute to the new thinking —and new acting— required by this moment in history.

Learn more at tallbergfoundation.org

Lead Supporter

2About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.4 billion through over 5,200 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 135 countries around the world.

Learn more at SNF.org.

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