named Businessman of 2006
by The Sunday Times
UK, Dec. 31, 2006
The Sunday Times, London has named the NRI, Lakshmi
N Mittal steel tycoon, the Business Person of 2006
on the basis of voting done by the readers of the
"Lakshmi Mittal embodied the rise of a new breed
of Indian entrepreneur: confident and commanding on
the world stage," The Sunday Times said.
And he has done it all his way, including, at the
end, taking the Chief Executive's job at the new company,
rather than the back-seat position of president, it
Mittal said, "The takeover of Arcelor is the
most important achievement in my life. It is a milestone.
It is the biggest transaction in the history of the
steel industry, and the biggest in terms of the size
of the company created. I don't think we will find
another company overtaking us for the next few years
- may be the next five to 10 years."