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Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya is number one in Insider's 2011 Power 100 list

Independent business publisher Insider have ranked Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, founder and Director of WMG as number one in their new 2011 Power 100 list. He received this accolade from Insider for:

"…his groundbreaking work in promoting joint ventures between business and academia and the huge amount of influence he wields over the regional economy."

The Dean of Warwick Business School, Professor Mark Taylor, and WBS advisory board member Denys Shortt are also both listed in the Power 100.

Other business figures to feature in this year's Power 100 top ten include JLR chief executive Dr Ralf Speth, Hadley Group chief executive - and Black Country LEP chairman - Stewart Towe and SCH founder and chairman Sir Peter Rigby.

More details of the Insider Power 100 list can be found on the InsiderMedia website

2010 saw the 30th Anniversary of WMG, that was established by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya in 1980 in order to reinvigorate UK manufacturing, through the application of cutting edge research and effective knowledge transfer. This video looks back over the history of WMG and some of the headlines it has made over the past 30 years: