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 two judges from the Fastmarkets editorial team. They score each nomination on a scale of 1 10 with 10 being the highest. Those nominations that receive a minimum combined score of 14 then become a finalist.
Finalists nomination forms are delivered to all judges with a deadline to submit their scores. The judging panel also score each nomination of a scale of 1 10 with 10 being the highest. The nominee with the highest combined score from all judges is named the winner.
You can review nomination guidelines and best practices here.
The distinguished panel of judges:
Andrew Wells, Global Steel Editor & Steel Pricing Director, Fastmarkets Metals & Mining
Grace Asenov, North American Steel Editor, Fastmarkets AMM
Phil Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Neil Bristow, HW Worldwide Limited
Nick Sowar, Retired Global Metals Sector Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jo Isenberg-OLoughlin, Retired Fastmarkets 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, Founder of Steel Market Intelligence (now retired) and Board of Directors at Northwest Pipe
James Wainscott, Retired CEO, AK Steel