Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Logo 2013.jpg
Awarded forEntrepreneurship
Sponsored byErnst & Young
Date1986; 35 years ago (1986)
Presented byErnst & Young
Websitewww.ey.com/en_gl/entrepreneur-of-the-year

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards previously Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is an award sponsored by Ernst & Young in recognition of entrepreneurship. Founded in 1986, in Milwaukee, as a single award, as of 2016, twenty-five programs were run in all 50 states of the United States, and more than 60 countries.[1]

The award may be given to multiple individuals per year; for example, in 2013 there were ten winners in the state of New York, with winners in the categories of retail and consumer products; technology; family business; emerging; energy, chemical and mining; food products and services; real estate, hospitality, and construction; financial services; digital media; and transformational.[2] In 2014, there were eleven national winners in the US; with one individual recognized as the overall award winner.[3]

Since 1986, over 10,000 people have received awards.[4] averaging 400 recipients annually.

EY World Entrepreneur of the Year[edit]

Every year since 1986, the overall country winners have gathered in Monte Carlo, Monaco, for EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel of business leaders and previous award recipients.[5] All country winners are inducted into the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame.[4] The judges for EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 were Manny Stul, Chairman and Co-CEO, Moose Toys, Rosaleen Blair CBE, Founder and Chair, Alexander Mann Solutions, Emine Sabancı Kamışlı, Co-founder and Vice Chairperson, Esas Holding, George Hongchoy, Executive Director and CEO, Link Asset Management Limited, Sipho Nkosi, Chairman, Sasol and Hernan Kazah, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Kaszek Ventures.[6]

21st century recipients[edit]

Year Winner(s) Company Country
2001 Paolo della Porta SAES Getters Italy
2002 Stefan Vilsmeier BrainLab Germany
2003 Narayana Murthy Infosys Technologies India
2004 Tony Tan Caktiong Jollibee Foods Corporation Philippines
2005 Wayne Huizenga Huizenga Holdings United States
2006 Bill Lynch Imperial Holdings South Africa
2007 Guy Laliberté Cirque du Soleil Canada
2008 Jean-Paul Clozel Actelion Switzerland
2009 Cho Tak Wong Fuyao Glass Industry Group China
2010 Michael Spencer ICAP United Kingdom
2011 Olivia Lum Hyflux Limited Singapore
2012 James Mwangi Equity Bank Kenya
2013 Hamdi Ulukaya Chobani United States
2014 Uday Kotak Kotak Mahindra Bank India
2015 Mohed Altrad Altrad France
2016 Manny Stul Moose Enterprise Australia
2017 Murad Al-Katib AGT Food and Ingredients Canada
2018 Rubens Menin MRV Engenharia Brazil
2019 Brad Keywell Uptake Technologies United States
2020 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Biocon India

Other awards[edit]

Along with the World Entrepreneur of the Year EY also bestows other award titles.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni Social Impact Award[edit]

Inaugurated in 2018, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni Social Impact Award recognizes the achievements of business leaders whose legacies have had global impact. This award is peer-selected by EOY alumni that form the Global Alumni Council. Recipients of this award are considered to be EOY alumni.[7]

Year Winner(s) Company Country Announcement
2016 Selim Bassoul Bassoul Dignity Foundation Lebanon
2018 Andrew Forrest Fortescue Metals Group Australia [7]
2019 Liu Jiren Neusoft China [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards". United States: Ernst & Young. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Meet NY award recipients". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: Ernst & Young. 2013.
  3. ^ "US winners". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: EY. 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-04-16.
  4. ^ a b "Visit the Hall of Fame". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: EY. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Entrepreneur of the Year". United States: EY. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14.
  6. ^ "EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020". www.cnbc.com.
  7. ^ a b "EY honors Andrew Forrest with 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Alumni Social Impact Award". Ernst & Young. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Dr. Liu Jiren honored with 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Alumni Award for Societal Impact" Ernst & Young, EY.com. 6 June 2019.

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