Welcome to The 7th annual International Business Awards.This years IBAs attracted more than 1,700 entries from organizations in more than 40 nations. Were
gratified by the growth of the competition and the importance that organizations around the world haveattached to it. The vibrancy of the IBAs illustrates that an increasing number of organizations recognize the rolethat awards can play in generating positive brand awareness and rewarding executives and employees fortheir good work.
Despite the quality of entries received this year, it was harder than ever to be recognized in the IBAs. Only30% of all entries submitted have been honored as Stevie Award winners or Distinguished Honoree medalists.
Preliminary judging was conducted in May and June by business professionals around the world. Theiraverages scores determined the nominations that were eligible to be included in final judging. Members of theIBAs Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors, and five new language-specific judging panels, performedfinal judging in late June to select Stevie Award winners. All judges are acknowledged in this program.
After tonight well have a busy autumn at the Stevie Awards.Were currently accepting entries for two of our other competitions: the 7th annual Stevie Awards for
Women in Business, and the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Their final entry deadlines are 30 September and 31 December, respectively. Both welcome entries from organizations around the world.
You can learn all about our programs at www.stevieawards.com.Thank you for participating in The 2010 International Business Awards, and for joining us this evening.
Best wishes for continued success!Cordially,
Michael GallagherPresidentThe Stevie Awards
Mistress of Ceremonies 3
Order of Presentations 5
Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors 7
Language-specific Judging Committees 11
Preliminary Judges 12
Mistress of Ceremonies
Tanya Beckett is the presenter of BBC World News World News Today: BusinessEdition. She has worked as a presenter for the BBC since 1998, anchoring a variety of news and business programmes across the BBCs domestic and international output including Business Breakfast, Breakfast News, Working Lunch and most recently, World Business Report.
In 2003 Tanya moved to the US, where she hosted live shows in New York andWashington, reporting on key events such as the 2004 presidential election and the WallStreet Financial scandals. She was also the New York-based presenter of World BusinessReport on BBC World News.
After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Metallurgy and the Science ofMaterials, Tanya spent a year working for Courtaulds, researching the properties of carbon
and glass fibres. She then spent the next four years working as an investment banker for Commerzbank in Frankfurt and Citibank in London.
In 1993, Tanya became a business and political reporter for CNBC Europe. She has worked for various broadcasters including NBC Europe and CNBC Europe, where she presented The Moneywheel and FT BusinessTonight; Sky News as presenter of its live nightly business news programme; CNN International, reporting from theLondon International Financial Futures Exchange; and News Direct Radio 97.3 in London.
During her television career, Tanya also presented a 30-minute chat show for NBC Europe with guests from theworlds of politics, showbusiness and the arts, including Chaim Herzog, Salman Rushdie, Ian Smith and Eddie Izzard.
Tanya speaks German and French, and her hobbies include tennis, long-distance running, theatre acting and directing.
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The Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors
Final judging was conducted by members of the Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors, plus severalnew language-specific judging committees, in late June.
Rory J. Cowan, Chairman and CEO of Lionbridge, was the honorary chairperson for all IBA judging in 2010.
Vinai Kumar Agarwal, Managing Director, RITES Ltd., IndiaDonald Batting, Senior Design Consultant, Ernst & Young, USATalya Bosch, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Western Union, USAAdrian Brady, CEO, Eulogy! Ltd., United KingdomJane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, USAMark Bruning, President, American Medical Response, USAOzge Bulut Marasli, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs,
Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding A.S., TurkeyMark F. Burton, President, International Armoring Corporation, USANicholas Cartmell, Manager Producer, TELUS, CanadaRene Co, General Manager, Greater China External Relations, Asia Corporate
Communications & Reputation, The Procter & Gamble Company, ChinaJeffrey Davidson, CEO, Lindsay-Phillips, Inc., USALee Davis, Co-founder & CEO, Non-profit Enterprise &
Self-sustainability Team (NESsT), SwitzerlandEthem Eldem, Partnership Development & Innovation Governance
Division Head, Turkcell A.S., TurkeyEarl Fry, Chief Financial Officer, Informatica Corporation, USAJoe Hogan, Chief Technology Officer, Openet, IrelandDezs Horvath, Dean, Schulich School of Business, York University, CanadaMike Foley, Executive Director, Bluetooth SIG, Inc., SwedenElena Gosse, CEO, Australian Innovative Systems P/L, AustraliaFreddie Guilmard, Strategy & Planning Director, Opus Create Ltd.,
United KingdomKim Hung Ki, President, Korea Business Communicators Association,
South KoreaPetr Jare, Sales and Marketing Director, et netera, Czech RepublicSunil John, CEO, ASDAA Burson-Marsteller, United Arab EmiratesPaul Jones, former publisher of Canadian Business magazine and Macleans,
Canadas Weekly Newsmagazine, CanadaPark Jong Son, CEO, Bridge Communications, South Korea
Miriam Joy, Director, Be Learning Films, AustraliaSinta Kaniawati, General Manager, Unilever Indonesia, PT Unilever
Indonesia TbkSteve King, Executive Producer, Screentime Communications, New ZealandMine Konuman, Executive VP, Akbank T.A.S., TurkeyDariusz Kozdra, Co-Owner & Strategic Planning Director, United PR, PolandAndrew Laurence, Chairman & CEO EMEA, Hill and Knowlton,
United KingdomViki Lazaris, Senior VP Investor Relations, Bank of Montreal, CanadaJanet LeBlanc, President, Janet LeBlanc & Associates, CanadaAndreea Leonte, Head of Consumer Brand, McCANN PR RomaniaJoel Loader, Partner, I-Motus, United KingdomChris McConnell, Manager of Internet Marketing, Accenture, USARod McCulloch, Head of the School of Communication,
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, AustraliaRonald Meske, President, Training Systems Design, USAMichael L. Metter, President/CEO, Business TalkRadio, USAPaddy Miller, Professor, IESE Business School, SpainRafa Moral, Director of R&D, Lionbridge, SpainEric Mosely, CEO, Globoforce, USAMotomasa Murayama, Professor, Department of Management,
College of Applied International Studies, Tokiwa University, JapanGaku Muta, President & Chairman, Japan Management
Consultants Association, JapanMatt Neale, Co-Managing Director Europe, GolinHarris, United KingdomKaye Nolis, Customer Service Manager, Canadian Premier Life Insurance,
CanadaJim Norman, President & Creative Director, The Norman Agency,
Toronto, CanadaKevin North, President & CEO, Dyadem, CanadaBrenda Oman, COO & CFO, Exal Corporation, USAJonathan Ord, CEO, DealerSocket, Inc., USADr. Ajit Pathak, National President, Public Relations Society of India, IndiaJohnny Pitt, CEO & Founder, Launch Group, United KingdomC.K. Ranganathan, Ch