Judges Panel announced for TMT Finance World 2015 Awards

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Global news and events company TMT Finance has unveiled its expert Judges Panel ahead of the illustrious TMT Finance World 2015 Awards, recognising excellence in telecom, media and technology investment and deal making globally over the past 12 months.

Global news and events company TMT Finance has unveiled its expert Judges Panel ahead of the illustrious TMT Finance World 2015 Awards, recognising excellence in telecom, media and technology investment and deal making globally over the past 12 months.

The Judging Panel represents some of the most experienced investment bankers, advisers, consultants and lawyers active in the TMT sector globally, with 15 senior executives selected. 2015 has been an especially active period for telecoms mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment globally and the Judges have an exceptional list of candidates to choose from this year, say the organisers.

“It’s been an outstanding year for Telecoms M&A, investment and financing globally, and this year’s shortlists will be especially interesting to judge in the Telecom Deal of the Year, IPO, Growth Story and Advisory categories,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director, TMT Finance. “The judges represent some of the most active and respected advisory leaders in the business and we are really delighted to have them on board to assess such a strong line up.”

The awards will be presented at the TMT Finance World 2015 Awards Dinner, which follows TMT Finance World Congress 2015, the leading annual global gathering for senior telecom and finance executives taking place at the Pullman St Pancras, London, on December 1.

The 2015 Judges Panel includes:

  • Joachim Fleury, Partner, Global Head of TMT, Clifford Chance
  • Christian Lesueur, Head of TMT Investment Banking, EMEA, UBS Investment Bank
  • Chris Stanford Beale, Partner, Analysys Mason
  • Alex Evans, Managing Director, Head of TMT EMEA, Barclays Capital
  • Enda Hardiman, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
  • Bruno Pezy, Managing Director TMT Group, Credit Agricole
  • Ranesh Verma, Global Head of TMT, Managing Director, ING Bank
  • Anikó Szigetvári, Global Head- TMT Group TMT, VC and Funds Department, IFC
  • Emmanuel Gionakis, Managing Director, COO EMEA TMT, Citi
  • Valerie Jourdan, Managing Director, Head of Media Telecom Finance, BNP Paribas
  • Chris Watson, Global Head of TMC, Partner, CMS
  • James Melville-Ross, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Julian Cunningham-Day, Partner, Linklaters
  • Jan Willem van den Bos, Partner, Head of UKMEA Telecoms Group, Dentons
  • Artur Meinzol, Managing Director, Communication, Media and Technology, Accenture Strategy

The shortlists for the awards will be announced from October 17, including:

  • Telecom Deal of the Year - M&A
  • Telecom Deal of the Year - ECM
  • Telecom Deal of the Year - Infrastructure
  • Telecom Deal of the Year - Debt
  • TMT Leadership Award
  • TMT M&A Adviser
  • TMT Growth Story
  • TMT Financing Bank
  • TMT Legal Adviser

TMT Finance World Awards are nominated annually by readers of TMT Finance News, the leading global source of news for telecom financing activity, and selected by an expert independent Judging Panel featuring leading industry experts, advisers, and bankers.

To book a place at the Awards go to: http://www.tmtfinance.com/world/awards/book/

For more information on the TMT Finance World Congress 2015, go to: http://www.tmtfinance.com/world/

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