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Short video of Jennifer Holmgren, one of the nominees of the Prix Voltaire International 2021.
This video was shown during our award ceremony business lunch on the 12th of November 2021 in Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk.
Jennifer is the proud winner, she is one of our Friendly Fighters For Future-proof Fundamentals!

Jury Report

After studying the nominees credentials and after the jury deliberation, the jury of Prix Voltaire International 2021 has concluded:
All nominees have contributed in an admirable way to the essential issue in the 21st century, that is to move from the 20th century of unsustainable development to a century of sustainable development. All of the candidates are an inspiration to the challenges we face in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 


The weight of opinion however, came down in favour of 

 Mrs Jennifer Holmgren

 Mrs Holmgren is a True Friendly Fighter For Future-proof Fundamentals. The jury is impressed by her spirit, knowing she had to overcome challenging situations in her life to reach the position as a high calibre female leader; her technical study, her qualification and the position of her organisation in an environment dominated by men. She is an inspiration to other, young women in the world.

Fighting for the concrete introduction of innovative, game changing ideas. Her own words: “ I like to work on things that can’t be done’ characterize and describe best what makes her outstanding. She is doing something that seemed impossible, she is changing the way of thinking, finding an alternative to aviation fuel. This is thinking in a new way, in the true spirit of Voltaire. That is what marks our future going forward: Things that seemingly can not be done will be realised by those who take the challenges on.

Friendly Fighters like Jennifer Holmgren are more than ever needed to support the Sustainable Development Goals
The decision of the Prix Voltaire International jury is unanimous.
The jury wishes to congratulate her and wishes her every success for all her future sustainable endeavours.

November 12, 2021


Members of the jury:

Mrs Debra Benton
Mr David Katz
Mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, president

Our unique Award made by Chi Wing Lo

 Architect and designer Chi Wing Lo 

The Nominees of the Prix Voltaire International 2021:

Nominee #1: 


"The gender space is the lens through which I look at all my decisions, professionally as well as personally”

Nominee #2: 


“Being Green is rarely Black and White” 

Nominee #3:


“I like to work on things people say can't be done”

Nominee #4: 


“A dream we dream together will become reality”

The Jury of Prix Voltaire 2021

Chair: Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Minister of State and former Secretary-General of NATO.

Mr. David Katz 

Winner Prix Voltaire International '19

The founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment.

Mrs. Debra Benton

An American coach of CEO’s and author of several books and articles on management.