Meet our councils

We are thankful to our council members, who give us their trust and support.

Global Advisory Council

The Global Advisory Council will guarantee the project’s integrity and the photographic assignment. We are very thankful to our council members, who give us their trust and support.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Former Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and bishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Sir Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group.

Martti Ahtisaari
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Finland, Member of The Elders.

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of Norway, currently United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change.

Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland, former United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Jan Eliasson
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs and former President of the United Nations General Assembly‚Ä®.

Singer, songwriter and producer.

Technical Advisory Council

The technical advisory council supervises the technical structure, security, copyrights, user interface and global accessibility of our platforms.

Mats Alendal
Senior Technical Advisor at Ericsson

Fabian Fischer
Founder of Adlibris

Stefan Moritz
Technical & Service Design Advisor

Mikael Runhem
Founder of Episerver

Scientific Research Council

Led by Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, the scientific research council is established to develop guidelines for a variety of research fields.

Prof. Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson Chair of council
President of the Karolinska Institutet and a member of the prize awarding Nobel Assembly.

Prof. Val Williams Head of photographic research
Writer, curator and Professor of the History and Culture of Photography at the University of the Arts in London.

Pelle Snickars, Ph. D. Executive research secretary
Head of Research at the National Library of Sweden.

Prof. dr. Sonja de Leeuw
Media and Culture Studies, coordinator of the EU project ‘EU screen’, coordinator of the European Television History Network and coordinator of the EU project ‘Video Active.’

Dr. Dennis M. Bartels
Executive Director of the Exploratorium and an internationally recognized science education and policy expert.

Craig Venter
Biologist and entrepreneur, founder, chairman and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and founder and CEO of the Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI).

Prof. Teruo Okano
Director and professor Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women’s Medical University.