The judges evaluate nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to determine the winners. The nomination and judging processes are audited by and in full compliance with Euromoney/Institutional Investor guidelines and standards to ensure integrity and objectivity.
Upon closing the nomination process; nomination forms are reviewed by five judges. They score each nomination on a scale of 1 5 with 5 being the highest. Those nominations that receive a minimum score of 3 from each person then become a finalist.
Finalists nomination forms are delivered to all judges with a deadline to submit their scores. The nominee with the highest combined score from all judges is named the winner.
The distinguished panel of judges:
Thomas Graham, longtime steel executive with AK Steel Corp., Washington Steel Co., U.S. Steel Group of USX Corp. and Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., and founding member of T.C. Graham Associates
John Lichtenstein, managing director of global metals and APAC natural resources industries for Accenture Plc in Beijing
Nick Sowar, global metals sector leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jo Isenberg-OLoughlin, AMMs executive editor
Bill Jones, retired Vice Chairman, O'Neal Industries
Thomas Danjczek, Advisor and Past President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Vince Pappalardo, Managing Director - Metals, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Michelle Applebaum,Veteran Steel Analyst and long-time Salomon Bros/Citigroup Managing Director, founder of Steel Market Intelligence (now retired) and Board of Directors at Northwest Pipe