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FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards

In the Business World, Boldness Matters More than Ever...

London |
Speakers include:
Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Lakshmi N. Mittal

Lakshmi N. Mittal

ArcelorMittal

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Financial Times

Overview

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 tenth 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, Helena Morrisey of The 30% Club, Andy Jassy of Amazon Web Services, Travis Kalanick of Uber, Moya Greene of Royal Mail, Warren Buffet, Ivan Glasenberg of Glencore; the innovators at Preferred Networks, M-KOPA, Samsung, Huawei, Apple and DeepMind Technologies; SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications and internet corporation and UK robotics developer, Oxbotica.

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2017 Photos

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Hosts and Chairs of Judging Panels (2)

Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. He has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world. As editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour and the Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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, Airbus and Aperam, of which he is chairman. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland Clinic.

Judges (7)

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 plc

Edward Bonham Carter is vice chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc, a senior independent director of 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 member of the Investment Committee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and and a trustee of the OAE Trust.

Leo  Johnson

Leo Johnson

Partner
PwC

Leo Johnson is the co-presenter of Radio 4's series "Futureproofing" and co-author of Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future (OUP 2013). 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, and presenter for BBC World News “One Square Mile.”

Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson

Chairman
Risk Capital Partners
Brooke Masters

Brooke Masters

Assistant Editor and Companies Editor
Financial Times

Brooke Masters was appointed Companies Editor for the Financial Times in 2013 and she became an Assistant Editor in 2016. Previously she was the Chief Regulation Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the UK Financial Services Authority and working with reporters around the world to cover global financial regulation and white- collar crime cases. Prior to this posting she was the City Correspondent covering banking, stockbroking and asset management with a secondary focus on London’s international competitiveness. Before that she wrote for the Lex column and served as a senior business reporter in the FT's New York office covering the intersection of law and business.

From 2002 to 2006, Ms Masters reported on Wall Street and white-collar crime for the Washington Post and followed New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's various investigations. This led to her 2006 book, Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer, which was published in both hardback and paperback editions by Henry Holt. Ms Masters spent an additional 13 years at the Washington Post in Washington and Virginia, covering criminal justice, education, and politics. She has also written extensively about espionage, capital punishment and terrorism. Ms Masters graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in History. She also earned a Master's of Science in Economic History with distinction from the London School of Economics.

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, embedding the business school into the broader University, melding business with science, social science and the humanities. 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, Commonwealth.

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2017 Shortlisted Companies

Drivers of Change

  • JAB Holding Company
  • Kobalt Music
  • MercadoLibre
  • Planetary Resources
  • Reliance Industries
  • SoftBank Vision Fund

Corporate Responsibility/Environment

  • LanzaTech
  • Lemon Tree Hotels
  • Natura
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Umicore
  • Volvo Cars

Technology

  • 23andMe
  • D-Wave Systems
  • Flatiron Health
  • Livongo Health
  • MOF Technologies
  • Spark Therapeutics

Entrepreneurship

  • Breedon Group
  • Gimlet Media
  • Lemonade
  • ofo
  • Qadium
  • Wheelys Café

Developing Markets

  • CATL
  • Gogoro
  • GreyOrange
  • Nubank
  • Rivigo
  • ZhongAn Insurance

Smaller Company

  • Blaze
  • Devialet
  • Ethereum
  • Ethiochicken
  • Proterra
  • what3words
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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.

The event is by invitation-only. If you would like to register your interest to attend, please click the Apply Now button.

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Previous Winners

2016 Winners

Person Of The Year

Helena Morrisey, 30% Club, Legal and General Investment Management

Drivers of Change

DeepMind Technologies

Corporate Responsibility/Environment

DONG Energy

Entrepreneurship

Dollar Shave Club

Technology

Preferred Networks

Smaller Company

Oxbotica

Developing Markets

Empresas Polar

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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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Presented by (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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).

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