Four International Personalities Receive the Entrepreneurs for the World Awards

By World Entrepreneurship Forum, PRNE
Thursday, November 4, 2010

LYON, France, November 4, 2010 - 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.

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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 Europe.

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.

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wealth and social justice. 110 members of over 55 different countries meet
annually to tackle our world's most pressing issues trough entrepreneurial

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