The shortlist of CEOs nominated for the CNBC European Business Leaders Awards 2010 (EBLA) were announced today as:
European Business Leader of the Year
Peter Loescher, Siemens
Graham Mackay, SABMiller
Entrepreneur of the Year
Ross Brawn, Brawn GP
Alastair Lukies, Monitise Group
European Business Leader of the Year (Global/Local)
Ryoichi Bamba, Canon Europe
Larry Hirst, IBM Europe
Dominique Reiniche, Coca-Cola Europe
Philanthropist of the Year
Percy Barnevik, Hand in Hand International
Zarine Kharas & Anne-Marie Huby, justgiving.com
Franck Riboud, Danone
European Business Leader of the Future
Angela Ahrendts, Burberry
Luca de Meo, Volkswagen
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric
Innovator of the Year
David Courtier-Dutton, Slicethepie
Diaa Elyaacoubi, Streamcore
Mario Moretti Polegato, Geox
Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Practices
Peter Bakker, TNT
Gerard Kleisterlee, Philips
Henri Proglio, Veolia Environnement
The shortlist of nominations for each category were chosen by a panel of judges that consisted of EBLA 2009 winners includingJames Murdoch (News Corporation); Bart Becht (Reckitt Benckiser); Denis Hennequin (McDonald’s Europe); Peter Brabeck-Letmanthe (Nestlé); Sergio Marchionne (Fiat Group); Paul Barry-Walsh (Fredricks Foundation). Other judges were Professor Seán Meehan (IMD); Lionel Barber (Financial Times); Barbara Stelzner (CNBC) and the panel’s chair, Sir William Castell, Chairman of the Wellcome Trust.
The winners will be announced at a special Awards ceremony in London on 24th March.
Mick Buckley, President and CEO EMEA, CNBC said, “This year’s shortlist has highlighted an exceptional group of European leaders. In a year where leadership has played an even more pivotal role in business, I look forward to welcoming CEOs from across Europe and to celebrating the winners in each category.”
The CNBC EBLA are a chief executive peer-to-peer Awards based on nominations made by European CEOs from within the FT Global 500. CEOs voted for two of their peer chief executives, in each category, who they believe are leaders making a significant impact in expanding global business in Europe.
The Awards, which are organised by CNBC and conducted in partnership with the Financial Times, were created to identify and honour those CEOs who are making a difference through leadership and innovation in their industry sectors. The EBLA were started in 2003; more details on the Awards and categories can be found at www.ebla2010.com. Media partners for EBLA 2010 are CNBC Business and TIME Magazine.