OUR Award Givers

Prof. Dr. Fredrik Hacklin

Secretary & President of Menaa Awards

Matteo Renzi

Youngest Prime Minister of Italy!
Renzi is the youngest person to serve as Italian Prime Minister and was the youngest leader in the G7.
He was also the first serving Mayor to become Prime Minister. In 2014, the American magazine Fortune ranked Renzi as the third most influential person under 40 in the world, and Foreign Policy listed him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.

Moreover, Renzi is nicknamed il Rottamatore (the Scrapper) due to his ambition of renovating the Italian political establishment.

Guy VerhofStadt

47th Prime Minister of Belgium!
Guy Verhofstadt quickly rose through the ranks of Belgian politics, becoming party president in 1982 at the age of 29. By 1985 he was Deputy Prime Minister. Between 1999-2008, he served as Prime Minister of Belgium.

Guy Verhofstadt still serves in the European Parliament today, where he is a champion of more European integration to tackle the multiple crises the EU faces for the moment. His latest book is entitled “Europe’s Last Chance”.

Fredrik Reinfieldt

Former Prime Minister of Sweden
During his time as Prime Minister, Reinfeldt reformed the Swedish economy and labor market, making Sweden one of the most competitive countries in Europe. More than 300,000 new jobs were created despite the financial crisis. Having been a member of the European Council for 8 years and its President for six months, he has an extensive international network.
In March 2016 Mr Reinfeldt was appointed as Senior Advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Boris Becker

Former World Number One and winner of six Grand Slam tournaments and 47 ATP titles Boris Becker and his success story made tennis a national sport in Germany.
In 1985, at the age of just 17 years, Boris Becker became and still remains the youngest ever winner of The Championships, Wimbledon, and he is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist in doubles.

Tennis Magazine put Becker in 18th place on its list of the 40 greatest tennis players from 1965 to 2005.
He Is also the Coach of World Number One Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic.

Pierluigi Colina

Former Italian referee, Pierluigi has been hailed as the best referee of his generation, being awarded best referee of the year six times by FIFA.
Pierluigi Collina has refereed at the highest level across the globe including the 2002 World Cup Final, the 1999 Champions League Final and the 1996 Olympic Games Final.

He is the author of the book “The Rules of the Game”, published in Italy in 2003 and translated in more than 10 different languages and 20 countries.

Lothar Matthaus

Captained Germany to win the World Cup in 1990 and with 150 caps is German’s most capped player.
Participated in five World Cups, four European Championships, two Champion’s League final’s and managed teams to success across Europe. In 1990, he was named European Footballer of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year after captaining Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. One year later, he was also named the first ever FIFA World Player of the Year and remains the only German to do so.

Clarence Seedorf

In 2004, he was chosen by Pelé as part of the FIFA 100.
Seedorf is one of the most decorated Dutch players ever, and has won domestic and continental titles while playing for clubs in the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Brazil. Seedorf was ranked seventh of the 20 best players of the Champions League, a list which was compiled in 2012 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the competition.
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