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FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards

London |
Speakers include:
Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Lakshmi N. Mittal

Lakshmi N. Mittal

ArcelorMittal

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Financial Times

Overview

In the business world, boldness matters more than ever... 

In this volatile and unpredictable environment, the need for business to be bold has never been greater: the need for managers to think and plan beyond the short term; the need for workforces to embrace change; the need for companies, large and small, to consider how to build sustainable enterprises in a world where competition is tougher than ever. This is the context for the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards, now celebrating their ninth year. Since their inception, the awards have established themselves as the premier accolades in their category, thanks to their global reach and the impressive credentials of our eight-member judging panel. 

The awards will feature candidates from Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Winners are selected by a panel of experts including Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & Chief Executive of ArcelorMittal, who base their decision on a shortlist drawn up by the FT's global network of bureau chiefs and senior journalists. Previous winners include, Andy Jassy of Amazon Web Services, Travis Kalanick of Uber, Moya Greene of Royal Mail, Warren Buffet, Ivan Glasenberg of Glencore; the innovators at Tencent, M-KOPA, Samsung, Huawei, Apple and Toyota; SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications and internet corporation; Skanska, the Swedish construction group and luxury fashion technology business, Farfetch.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 03/16/2017 00:00:0003/16/2017 00:00:00falseFT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business AwardsIn the business world, boldness matters more than ever... In this volatile and unpredictable environment, the need for business to be bold has never been greater: the need for managers to think and plan beyond the short term; the need for workforces to embrace change; the need for companies, large and small, to consider how to build sustainable enterprises in a world where competition is tougher than ever. This is the context for the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards, now celebrating their ninth year. Since their inception, the awards have established themselves as the premier accolades in their category, thanks to their global reach and the impressive credentials of our eight-member judging panel. The awards will feature candidates from Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Winners are selected by a panel of experts including Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & Chief Executive of ArcelorMittal, who base their decision on a shortlist drawn up by the FT's global network of bureau chiefs and senior journalists. Previous winners include, Andy Jassy of Amazon Web Services, Travis Kalanick of Uber, Moya Greene of Royal Mail, Warren Buffet, Ivan Glasenberg of Glencore; the innovators at Tencent, M-KOPA, Samsung, Huawei, Apple and Toyota; SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications and internet corporation; Skanska, the Swedish construction group and luxury fashion technology business, Farfetch.FT-ArcelorMittal-Boldness-in-Business-Awardsb1666480ea48dae967ff30090d668d3eMM/DD/YYYY

2016 WINNERS

Drivers of Change
DeepMind Technologies

Corporate Responsibility/Environment
DONG Energy

Entrepreneurship
Dollar Shave Club

Technology
Preferred Networks

Smaller Company
Oxbotica

Developing Markets
Empresas Polar

Read more about each of the winners and shortlisted companies here.

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PHOTO GALLERY

View all the photos from the awards ceremony on 16 March 2017 here

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Hosts & Chairs of Judging Panel (2)

Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber has been editor of the Financial Times since November 2005. In his 32 years with the FT he has been US managing editor, editor of the European edition, news editor, Brussels bureau chief and Washington correspondent. In 2017 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur for his contribution to journalism.

Lakshmi N. Mittal

Lakshmi N. Mittal

Chairman and CEO
ArcelorMittal

Lakshmi N. Mittal is the chairman and chief executive of ArcelorMittal. He founded the company in 1976, which then expanded globally through a series of mergers and acquisitions, most notably the merger with Arcelor in 2006. Mr Mittal is an active philanthropist and a member of various boards including Goldman Sachs and Aperam, of which he is chairman. He is a member of the Harvard Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland Clinic.

Judges (6)

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Chief Editorial Writer
Financial Times

Robert Armstrong is chief editorial writer at the Financial Times, having previously been head of the FT’s Lex column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Prior to this, he was a columnist at Dow Jones and an analyst at Seminole Capital, a long/short hedge equity fund. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University.

Edward  Bonham-Carter

Edward Bonham-Carter

Vice Chairman
Jupiter Fund Management

Edward Bonham-Carter is Vice Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc, Senior Independent Director at Land Securities Group plc and a director of The Investor Forum. He has over 30 years’ experience in the investment market and has extensive knowledge of the fund management business. He is a Trustee of both the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Trust; he is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Livingbridge LLP and of the Advisory Council of The Diversity Project.

Leo  Johnson

Leo Johnson

Lead Partner, Disruption
PwC

Leo Johnson is the co-presenter of Radio 4’s series “Futureproofing” and head of PwC’s Disruption Practice. He is the co-founder of the strategy advisory firm Sustainable Finance Ltd, now part of the PwC group. He is a visiting business fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.

Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson

Chairman
Risk Capital Partners

Luke Johnson is the chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP, chairman and part-owner of Patisserie Holdings PLC, Bread Ltd (the firm behind the Gail’s artisan bakery chain) and the Institute of Cancer Research. A former chairman of Channel 4, he has written and published a number of books and wrote a weekly column in the Financial Times for eight years. He now writes for the Sunday Times.

Anne  Méaux

Anne Méaux

Founder and President
Image Sept

Anne Méaux is founder-owner and chief executive of Image Sept, the public relations house that represents some of Europe’s largest companies. She was communications adviser to Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former president of France.

Peter  Tufano

Peter Tufano

Peter Moores Dean
Saïd Business School

Peter Tufano is the Peter Moores Dean of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He has championed a new model of business education, melding business with science, social science and the humanities, and founding the Oxford Foundry, a university-wide home for student entrepreneurs. Before joining Oxford in 2011, he spent 22 years on the faculty of Harvard Business School, where he co-founded the Harvard I-Lab and founded a social enterprise, buildcommonwealth.org

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2016 Shortlisted Companies

Drivers of Change

  • Ant Financial
  • DeepMind Technologies
  • Engie
  • Human Longevity
  • Niantic
  • Nvidia

Corporate Responsibility/Environment

  • Air Liquide
  • Dong Energy
  • Impossible Foods
  • League Collegiate Outfitters
  • Sundrop Farms
  • The Furniture Recycling Group

Developing Markets

  • Bollant Industries
  • Empresas Polar
  • Hector Beverages
  • iROKOtv
  • Paytm
  • Safaricom

Entrepreneurship

  • Affectiva
  • Dollar Shave Club
  • Jet.com
  • Snap
  • Thinx
  • UTURN

Technology

  • CropX
  • Ethereum Foundation
  • OrCam Technologies
  • Oxford Nanopore Technologies
  • Preferred Networks
  • Premaitha Health

Smaller Company

  • Atlantis Resources
  • Clyde Space
  • Graze
  • Nanoco Group plc
  • Oxbotica
  • Windward
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Who Attends?

The Boldness in Business Awards will bring together leading decision makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, academics and achievers from a range of sectors and fields.

Complimentary places are available to individuals who meet the qualifying criteria. To register your interest to attend, please click the Register Now button. 

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Organisers (2)

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.

Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.

For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and  solutions that make many of the products and components people use in their everyday lives more energy efficient.

We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing.

In 2017, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $68.7 billion and crude steel production of 93.1 million metric tonnes, while own iron ore production reached 57.4 million metric tonnes.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2015 Winners

Person of the Year
Andrew R. Jassy, Founder and Head, Amazon Web Services

Drivers of Change
FANUC

Smaller Company
FARFETCH

 Technology 
TENCENT

 Developing Markets 
M-KOPA

 Corporate Responsibility/Environment
TOYOTA

 Entrepreneurship
WeWORK

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2014 Winners

Person of the Year
Travis Kalanick, Chief Executive Officer, Uber

Drivers of Change
HBO

Smaller Company
Xeros

 Technology 
Open Garden

 Developing Markets 
Mara Group

 Corporate Responsibility/Environment
Handelsbanken

 Entrepreneurship
Mobileye

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2013 Winners

Person of the Year
Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail

 Drivers of Change
Alibaba

 Smaller Company
TransferWise

 Technology 
Bosch

 Developing Markets 
Sindicato Antioqueño

 Corporate Responsibility/Environment
Skanska

 Entrepreneurship
PESA

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 2012 Winners

Person of the Year
Ivan Glasenberg, Chief Executive, Glencore 

 Drivers of Change
MONDRAGON Corporation

  Smaller Company
GoPro

 Technology
3D Systems Corporation

 Emerging Markets 
Mahindra & Mahindra

 Corporate Responsibility/Environment
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals

  Entrepreneurship
SoftBank 

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2011 Winners

Person of the Year
Michael Woodford MBE, former president and chief executive, Olympus

 Drivers of Change
Amazon

Newcomer
Muddy Waters Research

 Environment
Helveta

 Emerging Markets
Samsung Electronics

 Corporate Responsibility
Unilever

 Entrepreneurship
Hyflux

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2010 Winners

  Person of the Year
Alan Mulally

 Drivers of Change
Apple

 Corporate Responsibility
Marks and Spencer

 Emerging Markets
MediaTek

 Entrepreneurship  
Free

 Environment
Jain Irrigation Systems

 Newcomer
Groupon

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2009 Winners

 Lifetime Achievement
Jamie Dimon

 Drivers of Change
Fiat

Entrepreneur  
Tullow Oil

 Emerging Markets
Vale

Corporate Responsibility
Standard Chartered

 Environment
Suntech

Newcomer
Twitter 

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2008 Winners

 Lifetime Achievement
Warren Buffett

 Drivers of Change
Ryanair

 Corporate Responsibility
Selco India

 Environment
Masdar

 Entrepreneurship
Google

 Emerging Markets
Huawei

 Readers' Award
HCL Technologies

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