THE JURY

Unique voting system ensures independent decisions

The Global Beauty & Wellness Awards are truly unique in the quality of its jury and its voting mechanism, which makes GBWA the award of highest possible prestige in the beauty, wellness, and fitness industries.

Nadja Swarovski
Board Member of Swarovski Group
Aseem Puri
Chief Marketing Officer Unilever International, CEO Unilever Korea
Henrik Mansson
Board Member, ICEHOTEL, ex European HR Director of Moët Hennessy, Global SVP HR, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Ana Linares
Top beauty, fashion and hotel blogger New York/Miami



Arie Yom-Tov
Global property investor, shareholder & developer of the Le Meridien Hotels in CE Europe
Anne Dimon
Co-Founder and President of the Wellness Tourism Association. President, The Wellness Hotel Association

Marco Monfils
VP Marketing Household, Reckitt Benckiser, North America
Ivana Pur
Ex R&D Manager at L’Oreal, Founder of Living Pur, Clean Beauty Expert

Nadja Swarovski

Board Member of Swarovski Group

Nadja Swarovski is considered as one of the top 500 people in the world shaping the € 2 trillion fashion industry. She is the first female member of Swarovski Group’s executive board, and leads the global brand strategy and communications of the group, with 2018 revenues of over € 3,5 billion. She also heads up the company's Sustainability strategy and is Chairperson of the Swarovski Foundation. Over the past 20 years, Nadja has driven a program of collaborations between the Swarovski brand and leading figures in fashion and jewelry, design and architecture, and stage and screen and as a result, she managed to position the company at the vanguard of creative and lifestyle trends. She herself is considered as being a leading patron of creativity as well.

Building on Daniel Swarovski's founding principles of doing business in a way that respects the wellbeing of people and the planet, she has steered the company in the direction of designing and manufacturing luxury goods that prioritize sustainable and ethical practices.

As a result, in addition to her holistic approach for wellbeing and beauty, innovation and creativity, Nadja will have a special eye on sustainable companies and brands nominated, since one of GBWA’s priority is to honour top-of-class sustainable businesses and brands.

Aseem Puri

Chief Marketing Officer Unilever International, CEO Unilever Korea

As the CMO of Unilever International, Aseem Puri leads the company’s marketing, innovation and digital communication globally. He manages brand building for a billion dollar portfolio of some 100 global brands. In addition, Aseem is Unilever’s CEO in Korea and leads the P&L for South Asia, Southeast Asia and North Asia for Unilever International.

During his rich brand leadership experience across India, China and SouthEast Asia he had a track record of doubling / tripling brands largely through brand innovations. Aseem is an award winner top executive, a preferred public speaker, a marketing trainer, motivator, the author of several articles and a teacher in major business schools globally with a track record of training over 5000 professionals in marketing skills across leading international marketing forums.

He is considered as one of the world’s top 100 marketing professionals and as such, he will be a genuine authority to assess brand innovations being one of the most innovative marketing leaders himself

Henrik Mansson

Board Member, ICEHOTEL, ex European HR Director of Moët Hennessy and HR Director EMEA, Mövenpick Hotels

Henrik brings more than 20 years of experience from international hospitality, luxury goods, lifestyle brands and management consulting. He is a Board Member of the iconic ICEHOTEL and former European HR Director of Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of LVMH. Prior to this, he was SVP HR in charge of HR globally for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and member of the executive committee responsible for 100 hotels and 14,000 employees in 29 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa & Asia.

At Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, he was in charge of HR, quality and the customer experience across the its European portfolio. He has a deep passion for business, culture transformation, quality and innovation. In his current capacity, he supports organizations with crafting and implementing tailored customer experiences, shaping culture and driving change.

Henrik is a Swedish national and has lived and worked in London, USA, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden. His hobby is: Paddle boarding, traveling and music. He is currently practicing for his sixth Marathon. He will be an open-minded, analytic and straight to the point Jury member with a special sense on how the hospitality and luxury goods industries work in a customer centric way.

Ana Linares

Top beauty, fashion and hotel blogger New York/Miami

Ana Linares is a leading social media blogger, photographer and designer specialized on luxury hotel and fashion photoshootings. She has over 180.000 Instagram followers and now either travels around the globe or makes photoshootings for top hotels and major NYC fashion labels with a home base between NY and Miami.

As an award winning product designer from MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, she exhibited her work before in many major design venues around the world the NYC Furniture Fair and London Design Week. Prior to that she worked in product development and design for Ralph Lauren Home in NYC. She is one of the very few on a global basis with such a unique experience in design, wellness, luxury lifestyle and the world of top hotels, which makes her a creative and reputable authority in both, the wellness hotel and the beauty packaging awards jury teams.

Arie Yom-Tov

Global property investor, shareholder & developer of the Le Meridien Hotels in CE Europe

Arie Yom-Tov is a high profile Israeli businessman and property investor operating in Europe for over 30 years. He has a special affinity for hotels, he was a major shareholder and developer of the Le Meridien Hotel, now Ritz Carlton in Budapest for 14 years. He transformed an old Bauhaus building, of 15,000 m2, to one of the nicest 5 star deluxe hotels in Europe with 221 rooms and suites. He has a passion for quality and art and is always working on new hotel development projects in Asia and in Europe.

At the same time, he is enriching his property portfolio with various other development projects, too. He travelled to over 25 countries in the world, ruthlessly screening the world's best wellness hotels. Arie is a big fan of horses, having some over 100 of sport dressage horses sportprohorses.com. Arie Yom Tov’s family owns over 100 exotic and old timer cars and used to take part in unique old timer rallies like Holy Land 1000 and Coppa D’oro delle Dolomiti.

His commitment to quality and performance and his special intuition make him an uncompromising member of the jury in the wellness hotel category.

Anne Dimon

Co-Founder and President of the Wellness Tourism Association. President, The Wellness Hotel Association

Anne Dimon is President/CEO of the Wellness Tourism Association, an incorporated, not-for-profit organization with a mission to support the sustainable growth and development of the wellness tourism industry for the global good. A professional travel writer and industry journalist for close to 25 years, she has travelled the world as a columnist/contributor to a wide variety of publications, both consumer and trade.

Anne is also Founder/ Editor of TravelToWellness.com launched in 2004 as the first online magazine/resource for the wellness-minded traveler. Prior to her life as a journalist, Anne was president of her own public relations company specializing in hospitality, plus has worked in the hotel industry as a director of public relations. An acknowledged wellness travel expert and industry advisor, Anne is often quoted in the media and asked to speak on the subject at both consumer and trade events.

Marco Monfils

VP Marketing Household, Reckitt Benckiser, North America

Marco is a former VP Marketing Household for RB (Reckitt Benckiser) North America and Professor of Marketing at CEU (Central European University) and Corvinus University’s Executive MBA program. He was earlier Marketing Director for RB South Korea, Hungary/Romania and prior to that, Head of Marketing for Unilever’s Household Regional Innovation Centre Central & East Europe. He has advised startups, SME’s, multinationals and professional talents on branding, innovation, communication and competitive strategy.

Marco is well versed in the complexities of beauty, personal care, hygiene and health related solutions, having spent much of his career marketing such products in Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America. His current work emphasis lies in empowering consumers to vote for societally good companies with their wallets, and humanity’s continued involvement with strategic decision-making as we head into the singularity and beyond.

Ivana Pur

Ex R&D Manager at L’Oreal, Founder of Living Pur, Clean Beauty Expert

Ivana Pur is a Chemical Engineer and Cosmetic Scientist with Masters Degree from NYU, and a founder of Living Pur - Clean Beauty Consulting firm and blog about Science of Nontoxic Living. She has 10 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, including working as a Manager in L’Oréal Research and Development Division, where she also led acquisitions and mergers of fast-growing, emerging beauty brands. She holds several patents for cosmetic formulations. Ivana brings unique scientific knowledge of the beauty industry, with special expertise in clean and sustainable beauty, innovative ingredients and packaging. Through Living Pur her mission is to empower consumers to make informed and safe choices, and to push for science, sustainability, and transparency in the beauty industry. Based in NYC, Ivana was voted in 100 most successful Serbian expats by a major Serbian publication. She is a product design and art collector, and a spokesperson For Girls In Science initiative. With her unique skill set, Ivana will be an invaluable jury member to assess science-based, innovative, natural, and sustainable beauty brands.

The jury has up to 10 members of unquestionable integrity. They come from several continents representing all relevant industries. Their name is public. They did not know each other before. They will vote separately from each other electronically in one or more categories, relevant for their experience. In case electronic voting leads to no result, members involved will have a personal discussion to facilitate a final decision.

Before the jury makes a final decision, further jury members pre-screen nominations. They will vote electronically only. Any external influence on their decisions is impossible, since their name is not public.

All jury members are representing top quality in their profession. Judges are beauty, cosmetics, FMCG and hotel industry association leaders, former or current global directors of blue-chip beauty companies and top bloggers. They are not allowed to vote in case a nomination is coming from their current or past employer or if the nomination can be associated in any way with their current professional duties.

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