-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 WAFA 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.

Tina Lindgreen

Chair Person of the Board of Directors, Ms. Lindgreen is the Founder and President of Water Air Food Awards (WAFA). She has worked for over 15 years as an executive coach and trainer to develop human resources and a supportive company culture. Her experience includes working with international corporations, the European Parliament, and TV2, where she helped to establish employee engagement, teamwork and strengthen customer relations. She has also volunteered as trainer and to project manage international humanitarian events in Europe, Asia, South Pacific and USA.

Tina Lindgreen

Markus Schmidt

Head of Operations for WAFA since beginning of 2023. Markus has broad experience in service delivery, account management and business development from working at large international corporations. After that, he shifted focus and worked with start-ups. He is a trained banker and studied law and business administration.

At WAFA, Markus’ focus is on building a strong team, a targeted approach and a robust organization.

Ketaki Doshi

Lead for Finance at WAFA, Ketaki Doshi has 10+ years’ experience as a Finance Planning Professional in diverse roles across Middle East and Asia. She’s a Certified Financial Planner from FSPB, U.S.A. and has extensive experience in FP&A, bookkeeping, taxation, and financial reporting. At WAFA, her focus is on creating a stronger financial structure, standardization and optimization of policies and processes.

Dr. Nurudeen Onomhoale Ahmed

Dr. Nurudeen Onomhoale Ahmed is a Geoscience Technical, Research, and Business Professional specializing in Georesources and Environmental Exploration and Management. He is experienced in the environmental, upstream petroleum, and mining (exploration) industry, with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology, M.Sc. in Petroleum Geosciences, Diplomas in Environmental Science and Technology; Project Management; Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. He is a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP), USA, and a Certified, Registered, and Licensed Nigerian Geologist and Geoscientist.

Nurudeen is passionate about WAFA’s mission to promote sustainable environmental and socio-economic development solutions and hopes to make impactful contributions to achieve this goal.

Herman Juel

Program Manager for the Award process. Herman Juel has been working as a drinking water professional for over 37 years. As a water treatment specialist, project manager and operation manager he has been working in design, erection, commissioning, and operation of a water treatment plants. He is currently a senior planner and water quality responsible for a state-of-the-art drinking water treatment facility for 100.000 inhabitants in central Copenhagen.

Stephen Hinton

Stephen Hinton, BSc is a long-standing board member of the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation, ( an independent research foundation and past board member of the Swedish Bank Currently, he is engaged with the University of Gävle.

Via his own consulting practice,, Stephen specialises in the application of economic instruments to enabling the circular economy. Past assignments include a survey, for the Swedish Delegation for Circular Economy, of the economic instruments available to drive circularity. For the Swiss EPA, together with researchers from the university of Rome, Stephen provided in-depth background on the opportunities to use economic incentives to address nitrogen cycle management challenges. Stephen’s industrial background includes a four-year assignment as managing director in a sustainable water purification concern. Prior to that, Stephen was a program manager in the Ericsson concern.

Dr. Madhu Pillai

Dr Madhu P. Pillai is a Project Management specialist with more than 35 years of broad-based Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Power industry experience in Operations and Project Management with a geographical spread of India, Nigeria, USA, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He has been associated as Projects Director with leading multinational organizations. Dr Pillai is an Engineer with post-graduation in Management and Ph D 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 few. He was awarded the O T Zimmerman Global Award by AACE International in 2008 for his contribution to the ‘Global Cost Management Professional Community”. Dr Pillai serves on the board of International Cost Engineering Council – ICEC as Executive Director. He is the Honorary Global Ambassador for World Project Management Forum (WPMF) and Advisor to Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR). Dr. Pillai had earlier served on the International Director Board of AACEI as Regional Director (Asia, Europe and Africa) and as Vice President (International Regions – Covering 81 countries). He had also served on the International Board of “Project Managers Without Borders”.

Elishama B. Yomi-Agbajor

Elishama Yomi-Agbajor is an environmental and data scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. Her professional experience cuts across the academic research and environmental services industry. She has been engaged in conservation, environmental monitoring, pollution control, and environmental impact assessment projects. She holds a BSc in Animal and Environmental Biology, MSc in Environmental Management and Protection, and certifications in Project Management and Health, Safety, and Environment. Ms. Yomi-Agbajor is currently a Data Science Intern at Hamoye, where she specializes in drawing reliable insights from research data. She efficiently performs data wrangling, visualization, and computational analysis tasks and utilizes machine learning tools to develop predictive regression and classification models. Elishama is a member of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Medical Geologists Association – Nigeria, and the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She is an avid lover of nature and is passionate about taking action to advance environmental sustainability. To this end, she volunteers with sustainability-focused initiatives, including African Clean-Up Initiative, and joining WAFA serves as an excellent opportunity to contribute more to this course.

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