Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur Of The Year" is presented in Switzerland as well as in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each year the overall country winners from each country gather in Monte Carlo for the annual Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Find out more about the EOY programs:
Passion, vision, achievement!
Sounds like someone you know in your community?
As we begin our 2013 search for the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, we hope you’ll share the vision and nominate someone in your community, or even yourself, to be named among the next generation of business leaders.
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world’s most prestigious business award with a lifelong network of gravity-defying entrepreneurs.
You or your nominee can be part of this network! Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2013.
> Mise au concours (French, 6.7 MB)
> Dossier de candidature (French, 564 KB)
> Proposition de candidature (French, 2.3 MB)
15th annual Entrepreneur Of The Year® award ceremony
On 26 October, Swiss entrepreneurs celebrated the achievements of the best in their field. In attendance were 350 guests. Everybody enjoyed the evening, with the following winners being particularly delighted to take home the prestigious awards. Passion, vision, achievement!
- André Lüthi, Globetrotter Group AG, Berne, «Trade/Services» category
- Dr. Riccardo Braglia, Helsinn Holding AG, Lugano-Pazallo, «Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences» category
- Dr. Alexander Ilic, Dacuda AG, Zurich, «Emerging Entrepreneur» category
- Claude R. Cornaz, Vetropack Holding AG, Bülach, received the «Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Family Business Award»
> Event report
> Photo gallery
> Media release (german / french / english)
The country winner has the chance at international fame: He or she will be included in the election of the „World Entrepreneur of the Year“.
Entrepreneur Club 2012
Topic: «Owners and Managers – how can we create a successful symbiosis?»
On July 3 2012, the annunal Entrepreneur Club took place in the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville Zurich. Alex Wassmer, Chairman and Delegate to the Board of Directors, KIBAG Holding AG, and Ulrich Widmer, Head of Construction and a member of the Board, KIBAG Holding AG gave a unique insight in their daily dealings between owner and Manager. Barend Fruithof, Head Corporate & Institutional Clients, Credit Suisse, as well as Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger from the University of St. Gall, took also part in the discussion.
Ernst & Young Junior Academy 2012
Push your limits! Seize the opportunity! Make a difference!
The Ernst & Young Junior Academy is an exclusive one-week training event for the next generation of entrepreneurs. This unique program brings together the technical know-how of renowned business schools and practical business solutions. It is an opportunity for young people from family businesses to learn more about themselves, their entrepreneurial potential and their own performance, motivation and teamwork abilities. Check out the dates in the different countries.