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The Jury

  • Ute Weiland
    CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

  • Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller
    Director Agency for Business & Economic Development

  • Michael Krake
    Director General „Global health; private sector; trade; rural development“ (acting)
    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany - Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG.

Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller

Director Agency for Business & Economic Development

Dr Corinna Franke-Wöller is a manager at GIZ and an expert at the interface of business, politics and law. She has been head of the Agency for Business & Economic Development since it was founded in 2016. She and her team of around twenty are the central points of contact for companies and associations in the field of international development cooperation: "We particularly support small and medium-sized enterprises in their activities in developing and emerging countries," she emphasises. "We want to introduce as many of them as possible to the exciting business opportunities and advise them from a single source on possible partners, financing options and funding offers. We are also happy to provide information and support on questions regarding human rights due diligence and sustainability."

Corinna Franke-Wöller has worked in business for many years. As managing director of a public-private partnership company, she was most recently responsible for business administration, sales and operations. She worked for an environmental technology company and contributed, among other things, to the recommendation of the Sustainability Council in the area of raw materials strategy of the federal government. Franke-Wöller has served as an expert in numerous parliamentary hearings.
A law graduate with a focus on European and international law, she earned a Master's degree in European law (LL.M.) in Oslo and a doctorate in Polish-German constitutional law at the University of Viadrina/Breslau.