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:
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, Retired AMM 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
Jim Wainscott, Retired CEO, AK Steel