The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards nominations and entries have now closed. The awards will soon commence for 2021. Here are the scheduled dates for the awards: –
– Regional judging days: 22-23 June 2021
– UK Finalists announced: September 2021
– UK national judging days: October 2021
– UK awards ceremony: November 2021
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, also known as Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year, is an award given to those who have contributed substantially to the growth of the company. This award goes to a wide variety of entrepreneurs, from new ventures to established ones. The most prestigious form of this honor is the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year, which is a lifetime achievement award. This honor is presented to a person under the category of Best Entrepreneur under the category of Young Entrepreneur of the Year. It is presented by the German Tourist Association.
The Ernst Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are given for achieving exceptional financial performance, leadership skills, innovation and market leadership. The awards program aims at promoting entrepreneurship through giving recognition to those who have developed new ideas or improved upon an existing venture. The awards categories focus on areas such as leadership and innovation. Among other things, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards recognizes corporate mergers and acquisitions, the growth of micro-enterprise and small and medium enterprises, the impact of disruptive technology and disruptive business models, the role of investors, and entrepreneurial inspiration.
The list of participants in the list of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards is very long, but it is topped by the young Chinese businessman, Lin Jikang, who is the only one-honoree from an English speaking country. Lin Jikang is the founder and managing director of Mainland China Investment Corporation Limited, which is one of the largest private economic development companies in China. Lin’s personal achievements have set him apart from many of his peers, and he has become the youngest ever CEO of a publicly listed company. Other major winners in this category include T. Rowe Price, Bain Capital, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, Microsoft, Prudential Securities, and Acuity Universal. Among the cost of publicly listed companies, three from Citibank, two from Bank Of America and one from Wells Fargo are recipients of this prestigious award.
The fifth awards in the series, called the World Entrepreneur Of The Year, recognizes the top individual executives from North America and Europe who are at the forefront of emerging markets, disruptive technologies, and globalization. This year’s honoree is Satya Paul, founder and CEO of Infusion Cognitive Technologies. Satya is responsible for growing the company into markets that are not normally seen in traditional business plans. Other major winners this year are Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, as well as Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer.
In addition to the top award, the other top awards this year included the best product and service award, the top leadership award, and the top product innovation award. Of the latter two categories, only one man from Europe received an award, which goes to Aleksei Kalin, a member of the board of directors of Kalin Group, a Russian company. Of the seven executive awards, only two came from the United States, which was a tie between GE’s John Cole and BP’s Sam Watson. IBM’s chairman candidate receives the Entrepreneur Of The Year award, while three technology entrepreneurs were selected from Europe.
These are just a few of the more than sixty countries around the world that sponsor Entrepreneur Of The Year awards. Countries with a higher number of registered entrepreneurs include France (often listed as being a top entrepreneur country), the United Kingdom, and Canada (which have the dubious honor of being the second-pooper of all of the countries listed above). While countries with larger populations have a higher rate of success for their entrepreneurs, there is no correlation between population size and number of winners. In fact, many smaller countries with relatively limited populations are actually achieving great results in the entrepreneurial community.