FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards
19 March 2015 | Royal Institute of British Architects, London #FTBOLDNESS

The judging panel brings together a wealth of knowledge from industry, academia and the media.

Lionel Barber has been editor of the Financial Times since November 2005. In his 30 years with the FT he has been US managing editor, editor of the European edition, news editor, Brussels bureau chief and Washington correspondent.
Lakshmi 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 and trusts, including chairman of the board of Aperam and the boards of Goldman Sachs and EADS; he is on the Advisory Board of Kellogg and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland Clinic

Robert Armstrong is the head of the FT's Lex Column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent, and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Previously he was a columnist at Dow Jones and an analyst at Seminole Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University.
Edward Bonham Carter is Vice Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc and a Non-Executive Director of Land Securities Group plc. Edward has over 30 years’ experience in the investment market and has extensive knowledge of the fund management business. Edward is a member of the Investment Committees of the Harrow School Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and a Trustee of the OAE Trust.
Leo Johnson is the 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 trustee of the New Economics Foundation, a visiting business fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University, and presenter for BBC World News shows ‘Down to Business’ and ‘One Square Mile’.
Luke Johnson is chairman of Risk Capital Partners, a private equity firm. A former chairman of Channel 4 Television, he is chairman of Gail’s artisan bakeries and Patisserie Holdings plc and writes a weekly column on entrepreneurship for the Financial Times.
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 is the Peter Moores Dean of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He is championing a new model of business education, embedding the business school into the broader University. Before joining Oxford in 2011, he spent 22 years on the faculty of Harvard Business School teaching and researching financial innovation, as well as founding the Harvard I-Lab and a social enterprise, Doorways to Dreams Fund.