Yesterday in this space we recognized the more than 100 professionals worldwide who participated in preliminary judging of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's only all-encompassing, fully-international business awards program. The average scores of those preliminary judges determined the entries that were eligible to be included in final judging.
Today we recognize the members of the final judging committee for the PR awards categories of this year's IBAs. Our sincere thanks go to
Mary Frances Fagan, Director of Corporate Communcations, Europe and the Pacific, AmericanAirlines®, Hounslow, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Clare Gayner, Head of Corporate Communications, HP Asia Pacific & Japan, Singapore
Richard Hedges, Director-Communications, Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce PLC, Derby, United Kingdom
Miriam Henn, Head of Communications-Germany, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Poonam Kaul, Director, Communications, Nokia India Private Limited, Gurgaon, India
Jin Montesano, VP, Corporate & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific Region, Kraft Foods, Singapore
Anita Sharma, Assistant Vice President, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, New Delhi, India
Ranjana Smetacek, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited, New Delhi, India
Josie Taylor, Corporate Communications & Analyst Relations, Microsoft Asia, Singapore
This outstanding judging panel was put together and led by Committee Chair Atul Ahluwalia, President - India, with Corporate Voice | Weber Shandwick, in New Delhi, India.
Their average scores determined the winners of Stevie Award trophies and Distinguished Honoree (honorable mention) medals in categories such as
- Public Relations Agency of the Year
- Communications Department of the Year
- Communications Team of the Year
- Communications Executive of the Year
- and 13 Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year categories
This year's winners were announced last week and will be honored at ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 11 October.
What do you think of the PR awards categories judging committee?