Global Innovation Awards

Innovative, transformative and inspirational are just a few traits of the YPO members who have been honored with Global Innovation Awards during the fourth annual YPO Innovation Week.

2019 Winners

Led by Innovation Week Awards Chair, Mo Alkady, the 2019 Global Innovation Awards recognize YPO members who have initiated breakthrough innovations that inspire positive transformations in multiple categories. The 2019 Global Innovation Award winners were selected from over 90 nominations that were submitted by YPO members. A judging committee of YPO peers and a distinguished representative from Salesforce reviewed the submissions and determined the winners.

The 2019 Global Innovation Award winners are:

Mina Guli
Social Impact — Mina Guli, CEO of Thirst

Thirst is a non-profit organization focused on tackling the world’s water scarcity crisis by educating and engaging the next generation of global water ambassadors.

Marcin Kleczynski
Technology — Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes imagines a world without malware, focusing on the issue on a global scale for both consumers and businesses.

James Rogers
Manufacturing — James Rogers, CEO of Apeel

Apeel helps farmers and retailers maintain produce quality and greatly reduce food, water, and energy waste from farm to kitchen.

Johan Lof
Medical — Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch Laboratories AB

RaySearch Laboratories AB support thousands of clinics worldwide in the fight against cancer. By making oncology software faster, easier and more flexible, the company enables better care for cancer patients worldwide.

This year’s recipients have also been invited to attend Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference. Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers and the entire Salesforce community for four high-energy days of learning, inspiration, equality and fun. Salesforce is a YPO Global Strategic Partner and the presenting partner for the 2019 YPO Global Innovation Awards. The YPO and Salesforce partnership is focused on helping YPO members become better leaders, drive business transformation, and connect to their customers in new ways.

Read more about past Global Innovation Award winners.

For more information about the Global Innovation Awards, please contact Tiffany Walker, Networks Program Manager.

For more information, please contact Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network Director Greg Hill at or +1 250 893 5898