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FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards 2018

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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And The Winners Are...

Person of the Year
Sir James Dyson OM
 
Drivers of Change
Reliance Industries

Corporate Responsibility/Environment
Lemon Tree Hotels

Entrepreneurship
Wheelys Café

Technology
23andMe

Smaller Company
EthioChicken

Developing Markets
CATL

Read more about the victors and nominees here.

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Special Report - March 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Boldness in Business Awards. Read the special report to learn about both the victors and nominees, explore a retrospective of the past decade of winners and how they have fared, and some futurology on where those who are bold in business go from here.

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Hosts and Chairs of Judging Panels (2)

Lionel  Barber

Lionel Barber

Former Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber is a writer and broadcaster. Between 2005 and 2020, he served as editor of the Financial Times. During his tenure, the FT transformed itself from a print-led newspaper into a global, multichannel news organisation, winning multiple awards for its journalism. These include UK Newspaper of the Year three times, as well as Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards.

Mr Barber has co-written several books and lectured widely on foreign affairs, international economic policy and business matters. He appears regularly on TV and radio.  As FT editor, he interviewed many of the world's leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards for his contribution to journalism and to the transatlantic community. In 2009, he was awarded the St George’s Medal and in 2018 received the Media Society’s annual award for his outstanding contribution to journalism.  He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Tate and is a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation in 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 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 (7)

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

US Finance Editor
Financial Times

Robert Armstrong is US Finance Editor at the Financial Times, having previously been the FT’s Chief Editorial Writer and prior to that, Head of the FT’s Lex column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Before joining the FT, Robert 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, Senior Independent Director at both Land Securities Group plc and ITV plc, a director of The Investor Forum and Netwealth Investments. He has over 30 years’ experience in the investment market and has extensive knowledge of the fund management business. He is a Trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Livingbridge LLP.

Leo  Johnson

Leo Johnson

Head of Disruption Practice
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.

Brooke Masters

Brooke Masters

Opinion and Analysis Editor
Financial Times

Brooke Masters has been the FT’s comment & analysis editor since February 2018 and assistant editor since 2016. She previously served as companies editor, chief regulation correspondent and city correspondent and wrote for the Lex column. Prior to joining the FT, Ms Masters worked for the Washington Post, reporting on Wall Street and white-collar crime. She has an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a degree in History from Harvard University.

Anne  Méaux

Anne Méaux

Founder – Owner & Chief Executive
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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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. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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 $68.7bn 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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