-The Making of a Global Movement
Team WAFA increasingly orchestrates the network of stakeholders, who work together to create our global awards platform.
We are a handful of professionals who have volunteered to make Water Air Food Awards a global sustainability movement. We invite everyone to join us in recognizing those people, who empower the poor and forgotten in their communities. They are the silent heroes, the silent warriors.
Many of us have access to clean water, clean air and nutritious food. Many of us don’t. Our team is convinced a dignified life starts with fulfilling these basic needs for all of us.
As you may have gathered by now, we are purpose-driven and share our passion with everyone who wishes to be part of making this world a better place – a beautiful place.
Dr Madhu P. Pillai
A project management specialist Dr. Madhu P. Pillai has t with over 35 years of broad-based oil and gas, petrochemical and power industry experience in India, Nigeria, USA, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
He has also been advisor for Oil & Gas mega projects. Dr. Pillai holds post-graduate qualifications in management and a doctorate in strategic project management. He is a Fellow of many leading international organizations like, AACE International and International Cost Engineering Council,
Institution of Engineers etc. Dr. Pillai has spoken at more than 30 international events; and chaired several. He has been closely associated with leading non-profit organizations for more than a decade at a global Leadership level and serves currently as WAFA’s Executive Director (Awards). Dr Pillai is passionate about developing WAFA as a purpose-driven organization focused on promoting sustainable solutions.
Kirsten has been volunteering as WAFA’s General Manager since January 2021. She has over 30 years experience in marketing, business development, customer service, leadership and management. She has worked primarily in Danish Railways S-train and the Danish State Lottery Klasselotteriet as leader of product development, marketing manager and director of marketing. She also worked as communication consultant in Mannov and as administrative leader in JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Kirsten is an “early riser”. She loves to shine light on silent heroes as she did on the new millionaires in Klasselotteriet. Kirsten has always worked with volunteers in Denmark’s green girl scouts, the Liberal Party Venstre, the Hvidovre swim club, and as board member Strandmarkskirken.
Phone: +45 30 61 44 21
Maya is a marketing and international finance undergraduate with a specialty in digital marketing, including account managing, sales (on and offline), content writing and branding.
With over five years of experience in marketing, sales, communications, and general management
of an online business, she is currently Brand Manager for Mama’s Choice, an exotic plant
export company, and a plant e-commerce platform. She is passionate about WAFA’s mission
and feels blessed to be a part of the team.
Jakob Mayland Jensen
Marketing Consultant. Passion for CX, Digital Marketing, Content Creation and Data Analysis. Responsibility for the overall marketing and branding strategies impacting clients’ growth and market position. To join WAFA is a huge opportunity for me to combine my professional passion in marketing with making a difference by contributing to a global audience for a great purpose.
Originally from Ukraine, I have been living and working in Denmark
for the past 11 years. I have a Master’s in Education Ukraine and completed a BA in Innovation Entrepreneurship when I came to Denmark. I have always interested
in business development strategy, particular help young startups and entrepreneurs
to promote their innovative, sustainable ideas to change society for the better.
I feel WAFA’s mission is very close to mine. I want to use my skills and experience
to help the WAFA team to build the platform for silent heroes around the world, to showcase and award their world-changing innovations.
Originally from Berlin, Germany, I now live and study in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I am pursuing a Masters degree in Global Studies and International Development
focusing on sustainable solutions, renewable energies and development.
Water fascinates me! I love to swim in it, surf on it and drink it.
But not everyone has this privilege. I hope that with my team’s contribution,
we can get one step closer to sustainable development solutions worldwide!
Originally from Caserta, Italia, I live and study in Denmark.
I am jurist and to the same time I am webmaster and graphic designer. I have a lot of passions, but all activities about sustainable solutions, renewable energies, biological productions and recycle of materials are always fascinated me.
I always hope I can help make the world better, even with a little help, because the future is the place we will living.
To join WAFA is a big opportunity for me to apply my knowledge like webmaster and graphic designer by contributing to a very good cause.
I am a Chinese national working in Denmark as a production engineer. I have an educational background in food safety & quality, dairy science & technology. Currently, I am working in the area of pharmaceutical/food processing control and optimisation, factory CIP. Joining WAFA gives me the chance to play a part in promoting sustainable projects around the world. It is very inspiring to be a “force for good” so I feel inspired in participating in voluntary work.
Originally from Italy, I currently live in Copenhagen. I recently graduated with a Master in Brand and Communications Management at CBS. I became a part of the WAFA marketing team during my studies and am currently responsible for the Google Ads. I am very excited to be a part of WAFA as it gives me the opportunity to gain experience in my field of interest and put my efforts to a good cause! My journey at WAFA is as much about learning new things as it is about contributing to the organization’s mission!
Originally from China, I have been studying and working in Denmark for almost three years. I just finished my Master’s in Dairy Science and Technology, and am focusing on dairy production, food microbiology, food quality, and safety control. All food companies need to make a continuous effort to achieve sustainability. WAFA’s mission resonates with my passions. I feel proud to use my knowledge and skills to uplift unknown heroes. Covid lockdowns have also impelled me to reach out to more people.
Nurudeen Onomhoale Ahmed