Our Board

Vice Chair of the Board, Monika Griefahn being interviewed outside the Saudi Embassy in Stockholm, credit: Wolfgang Schmidt. Below: Board members Paul Ekins and Amelie von Zweigbergk handing 2017 Laureates Thelma Aldana & Iván Velasquez their diploma, credit: Right Livelihood

Members of our Board of Trustees contribute their expertise to improve our governance and strategic development.

Our course is decided by our Board of Trustees, which convenes several times each year. Trustees also make up part of the Jury deciding over the recipients of the Award.

  • Paul Ekins

    Chair of the Board


  • Amelie von Zweigbergk

    Vice Chair of the Board


  • Monika Griefahn

    Vice Chair of the Board


  • Juliane Kronen

    Board Member


  • Paul Walker

    Board Member


  • Gunilla Hallonsten

    Board Member


  • Ole von Uexkull

    Co-opted to the Board


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  • Our Founder

    Jakob von Uexkull founded the Right Livelihood Award to lift the voices of change-makers offering practical solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

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  • Swiss Support Foundation

    Our Swiss Support Foundation has worked to increase the impact of Right Livelihood Laureates and gather financial support in Switzerland since 2007.

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  • Advisory Council & Investment Committee

    Leading experts on our Advisory Council and Investment Committee make our work more impactful, advising us on strategy and financial decisions.

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  • Parliamentary Network

    Parliamentarians from Sweden and Germany have for many years supported the work of Right Livelihood Laureates. These parliamentary groups allow Laureates' solutions to reach even more decision-makers.

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  • Partners

    Our partners elevate the impact of our work, allowing us to do even more for Laureates. Besides financial support, they also lend their time, energy and talent to us, so we can better serve change-makers.

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  • Cooperations

    We establish and develop long-term cooperations with institutions and organisations to support and amplify Laureates' causes.

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  • Careers

    Join our highly committed international team working to support some of the most outstanding change-makers in the world!

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  • Sustainability

    Right Livelihood Laureates work on urgent climate action globally. We strive to reflect this in our day-to-day operations.

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