Tomorrow (July 7) is absolutely the last day that entries will be accepted for The 2011 (8th Annual) International Business Awards. Preliminary judging ends on Sunday, and final judging begins next week. And we're pleased to announce the chairpersons of the nine specialized final judging committees that will determine the honorees in this year's IBAs.
If you're not familiar with the IBAs, they're the world's only all-encompassing business awards program. Open to all organizations and individuals worldwide, the IBAs typically receive entries from more than 40 nations.
So here are the nine executives who will chair this year's final judging committees:
Company / Organization Categories: Shin Sung-In, CEO, KPR & Associates Inc., Seoul, South Korea
Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Public Relations: Atul Ahluwalia, President - India, Corporate Voice | Weber Shandwick, New Delhi, India
Creative: Ian Thomas, Executive Creative Director, JWT International, London, United Kingdom
Customer Service & Support: Sue Savage, General Manager, Micro Fidelios Asia Pacific, Belrose, NSW Australia
Human Resources: Sengul Demircan, Head of HR, HSBC Bank Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Information Technology: Eng. Natasha Gangaramani, Director of AL Faraa Group of Companies and Head of Information Technology division for all the AL Faraa Group of Companies, United Arab Emirates
Management: Yvonne Howie, CEO, NSW, The CEO Institute, Neutral Bay, NSW Australia
Marketing: Praphan Phornthanavarsit, Chief Operating Officer, Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Samutprakarn, Thailand
New Products & Product Management: Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO, Lingotek, Draper, UT USA
Results in the 2011 IBAs will be announced on July 27, and the honorees will be celebrated at a gala in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 11.
What do you think of the chairs of this year's final judging committees?