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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.

Ute Weiland

CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

Ute Elisabeth Weiland is the CEO of the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” since 1 October, 2016.
From 2003 to 2016, she worked for the Alfred Herrhausen Society, the international forum of Deutsche Bank. From 2008 to 2016, she was the Deputy Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society.
Since 2004, Ute E. Weiland is a member of the Executive Board of the Urban Age conference series at the London School of Economics, and since 2010, a member of the Governing Board of LSE Cities. From its beginning in 2007, Ute E. Weiland has coordinated the “Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award” in seven different cities all around the world. She also co-edited the book “Handmade Urbanism” together with the architect Marcos Rosa.

Ute E. Weiland graduated from the Academy of Music in Weimar. After the reunification she became chief of staff to the Secretary of State for Education in Saxony. In 1997, she co-founded the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law and Media Management at the University of Potsdam and was its Deputy Managing Director until 2003.
Ute E. Weiland is a member of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange of the Bertelsmann Foundation , a member of the Young Leaders Program of the Atlantik Brücke, member of the board of trustees of BOEB and head of the mobility board of VBKI.