Luz JaramilloCountry Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Colombia"Colombia is a country full of entrepreneurs and a lot of talented people. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is a great program to recognize these people and to make an example out of them for future visionaries. It is an honor to highlight the work they have done to develop business in our country, create new sources of employment and have sustainable businesses that compete with important multinational companies. Entrepreneurs are a key factor for development, growth and strengthening of countries like Colombia".
Hanno LindpereCountry Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Estonia“Ernst & Young launched the Entrepreneur Of The Year competition in Estonia in 2008. We are proud that our first year’s competition exceeded the expectations of our firm and the market. We believe that Estonian entrepreneurs have a lot to offer on the international stage, and Entrepreneur Of The Year is a way to showcase our entrepreneurs and allow them international recognition. The program also serves as an inspiration for future entrepreneurs to start businesses, which creates jobs and contributes to the growth of the Estonian economy.
Cristian Lefevre Country Managing Partner, Chile"Ernst & Young Chile is proud to introduce the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in Chile in 2008. We are certain that our entrepreneurs have contributed to the success of our country and are a large part of the force that drives our local economy. By introducing this program in Chile, we are helping to enhance their efforts and their many successes. It is our hope that EOY will become the most respected program in Chile and will be an inspiration for future local entrepreneurs."
Gweon, Seung Wha Country Managing Partner, Korea"We are delighted to launch the Entrepreneur Of The Year program to Korea in 2008. As the only international award of its kind, it will set us apart from other awards in Korea. We strongly believe the program will contribute to the market’s positive perception of Ernst & Young and provide strong relationship building and networking opportunities for our partners. With this program, we will participate in developing the leaders of tomorrow, in fostering Korea’s business community of tomorrow, and in better positioning and preparing our brand of tomorrow."
Ahmed Al-Aiban Country Managing Partner, Middle East"We are very excited to launch Entrepreneur Of the Year in the Middle East. The fact that it will be a mini World EOY activity involving 10 countries makes it even more interesting and valuable. Our partners view EOY as a way to solidify and maintain our market leadership. In addition, it will raise the profile of our firm and greatly differentiate us from our competitors in the market."
Justino ChoneCountry Managing Partner, Mozambique"It is with pride and great enthusiasm that we launched the Mozambican Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2007. Mozambique is a country with one of the highest levels of economic growth in the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year will motivate all Mozambican entrepreneurs to continue to contribute to the growth of the economy. We also recognize the social responsibility of Mozambican companies, as a way to achieve growth, by combining multiple factors like values, mission, code of conduct, and company involvement with their stakeholders, such as employees, environment, society, market and suppliers."