Welcome to the Global Enterprise Challenge Judges page.

Become a judge and experience the Challenge from the front row!


We’re always looking for interesting and motivating personalities to help us judge our Challenges.

Please take a look at the information below on how you can become a part of the action!

Final Round Judges Panel - 2015 Global Enterprise Challenge in Karlsruhe

From left to right: Stefan Jetter (ÖkoMedia GmbH, Stuttgart), Ingo Noack (ministry BaWü), Axel Griesbaum (Donner + Partner, Heilbronn),
John Jastremski (Office of Career & Technical Education, New York City), Minjung Kim (CEO of KoreaPEN), Matthias Kurzhals (German PE teacher)

About the Global Enterprise Challenge

The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is a business-related case competition, organized by PEN Worldwide in cooperation with national host organizations around the world.

A real-world business case is  a unique opportunity for trainees of Practice Enterprises to become familiar with issues related to doing business in the global economy and develop expertise that will be critical as they move forward in their education and careers.

Why Become a Global Enterprise Challenge Judge?

Global Enterprise Challenge Judges come from all different industries, positions, and countries. They are brought together by their common desire to invest in young people, a message that PEN Worldwide has supported since its inception.

Take a look at what some of our former judges had to say about the GEC experience.

“It was a great pleasure to be in a jury of the GEC 2016 in Ulm. The trainees showed a lot of perseverance and intercultural skills. I was impressed by trainee performances, their teamwork and results they have accomplished.” 

– An Gaublomme, University College Ghent, Belgium


“The GEC experience offered a perfect real-life experience for youth. Working with multinational teams, the participants deepened their communication, presentation, collaboration and thinking skills when solving specific questions together. GEC was a great boost to their confidence.”
– Upie Naimah, Virtual Company Indonesia, Indonesia

Recent Events


2018 Shanghai, China

Date: October 16, 2018

Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: I&C Foreign Languages School

Address: 35 Baise branch Road Shanghai

Building Guanghua, Assembly Hall

Austria flag button

2018 Dornbirn, Austria

Date: November 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: International Fair Dornbirn

Address: Messepl. 1, 6850 Dornbirn, Austria



To find out about the dates of the next GEC and other exciting Practice Enterprise events around the world