Four International Personalities Receive The Entrepreneurs For The World Awards

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Four International Personalities Receive the Entrepreneurs for the World Awards

LYON, France, Nov. 5/ PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Four international personalities have been awarded the 2010 Entrepreneurs for the World Awards during the 3rd edition

of the World Entrepreneurship Forum (Lyon, France, 3 - 6 November). The Awards are granted annually to an

entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, an academic, and a politician in recognition of their remarkable entrepreneurial

success and their commitment to the society.

    Saluting his ability to turn a small Chinese-based start-up into the largest PC company in China, Mr. Liu Chuanzhi has

received the Entrepreneur for the World award in the "Entrepreneur" category. Mr. Liu is Chairman of the Board of

Directors of Lenovo Group, and Chairman and President of Legend Holdings Limited, created in 1984 and parent company

of Lenovo. In 2005, Lenovo Group acquired the former IBM Personal Computing Division. Today, Lenovo is the 4th largest

PC manufacturer worldwide.

    The Entrepreneur for the World Award, "Social Entrepreneur" category, honoured Ms. Ela R. Bhatt, the co-founder of

Self-Employed Women's Association (gathers 1 million women entrepreneurs in India), in recognition of her impressive

ability to mobilize poor populations around entrepreneurial goals. Bhatt was one of the founders of Women's World

Banking, and a founding member of The Elders, a group of world leaders initiated by Nelson Mandela.

    French Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment Ms. Christine Lagarde has received The Entrepreneur for the

World award in the "Politician" category, for encouraging the development of entrepreneurial attitudes in society. She is the

first women to ever become minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy. During her entire career, she demonstrated

outstanding entrepreneurial skills and her attitude during the economic crisis helped to prevent a major financial crisis in


    Dr. Howard H. Stevenson has received the Entrepreneur for the World award in the "Expert" category as he is

considered the founder of Entrepreneurship as an academic field. He is the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business

Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Stevenson has authored, edited or co-authored numerous books and

articles, which are widely used by university professors around the world.

    About the World Entrepreneurship Forum

    Founded by EMLYON Business School and KPMG, the World Entrepreneurship Forum is the first global think tank

dedicated to entrepreneurs, creators of wealth and social justice. 110 members of over 55 different countries meet

annually to tackle our world's most pressing issues trough entrepreneurial recommendations.

    Press contact:

    Daniela Sutan


    SOURCE: World Entrepreneurship Forum


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