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MISA Judges

All MISA entries are judged by highly regarded, independent, expert individuals led by the Chief Judge – the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Malaysia.  

After shortlisting the top entries in each category, judges do one final round of assessment during the MISA Day Program where each shortlisted nominee gives a presentation on their submission.  Judges and audience members alike are allowed to ask questions of each nominee before category judges meet privately to confer and tally up the points.  

Winners in each category are announced immediately after the Day Program at the MISA Awards Ceremony and Dinner.  This announcement is inclusive of a Judges Report on the winner’s submission highlighting the underlying core concept of MISA – the sharing of best practices which leads to an elevation in the understanding of Innovation & Sustainability.

CHIEF JUDGE – H.E. Aart Jacobi
Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

Joining the Embassy here in Malaysia after his posting to Japan, the Ambassador brings with him a wealth of experience in the Asian region.  Skilled in Intercultural Communication, Political Science, Government, Dutch and International Relations.  He is a strong community and social services professional with a Master of Arts focused in Japanese Constitutional Law from Kyoto University.

Panel of Judges

Judges per category for this year’s MISA will be announced soon