World Entrepreneur Of The Year

Speakers and contributors

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Our 2015 speaker lineup will be announced soon. Below is a selection of the outstanding speakers and contributors from our 2014 event.


EY - Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede
First Vice President, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
Former CEO, Access Bank Plc
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Nigeria


EY - Doris Albisser

Doris Albisser
Vice Chairman
CLS Communication AG
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Switzerland


EY - Selim A. Bassoul

Selim A. Bassoul
Chairman and CEO
The Middleby Corporation
The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 US


EY - Dr. Patrick Bitature

Dr. Patrick Bitature
Founder, Chairman and Group CEO
Simba Group
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Uganda


EY - Lars Björk

Lars Björk
Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 US


EY - H. Raymond Bingham

H. Raymond Bingham
Advisory Director
General Atlantic LLC
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 US


EY - Beth A. Brooke

Beth Brooke-Marciniak
Global Vice Chair — Regulatory and Public Policy


EY - Darko Budeč

Darko Budeč
Chief Executive Officer
BUCK d.o.o
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Serbia


Susan Casey
Founder and member Board of Directors
Square 1 Financial


Michel Cohen
Lolita S.A.


Scott Collins
Managing Director
Summit Partners


Jack Cowin
Founder and Executive Chairman
Competitive Foods Australia Ltd.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Australia Judge 2005, 2006, 2008


Kenneth Cukier
Data editor



EY - Mike Cullen

Mike Cullen
EY Global Managing Partner — Talent


Tom Davidson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
EverFi, Inc.
Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 US


EY - James C. Davis

James C. Davis
Smart Wire Grid


EY - Carmine DiSibio

Carmine DiSibio
Global Managing Partner – Client Service


EY - Stephan Dolezalek

Stephan Dolezalek
Managing Director
VantagePoint Capital Partners


EY - Herb Engert

Herb Engert
Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader


EY - Peter Englisch

Peter Englisch
Global Family Business Leader


Sir Alex Ferguson
Manager, Manchester United football club (1986-2013)
Record-breaking coach lauded as the most successful manager in British football history
First coach to win the Premiership title, FA Cup and European Cup in the same season


EY - John Ferraro

John Ferraro
Global Chief Operating Officer


EY - Gil Forer

Gil Forer
Global Leader, Global Cleantech Center


Tim Franks
Managing Director
Advent International plc, London


Ken Goldman
Yahoo! Inc.


EY - Gökhan Gürcan

Gökhan Gürcan
Acibadem Sigorta


EY - Tony Haddad

Tony Haddad
General Manager
Technica, Lebanon


EY - Budiarto Halim

Budiarto Halim
President Director
PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk.


EY - Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty
Founder and CEO
Cpl Resources plc.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 Ireland


EY - Sir Michael Hill

Sir Michael Hill
Founder and Chairman
Michael Hill International
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 New Zealand


EY - David Holtze

David Holtze
Global Vice Chairman — Tax


EY - Deborah K. Holmes

Deborah K. Holmes
Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility


Bedriye Hülya


EY - Datuk Tan Say Jim

Datuk Tan Say Jim
Group Managing Director and CEO
IRIS Corporation Bhd


EY - Sheila C. Johnson

Sheila C. Johnson
Salamander Hotels and Resorts


EY - Kailash Katkar

Kailash Katkar
Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


EY - Jackie Kelley

Jackie Kelley
Americas IPO Leader


EY - Akram Khreis

Akram Khreis
Founder and Owner
International Beverages Consultancy (IBC) Group
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Jordan


EY - David Kidder

David Kidder
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 US


EY - Ronald J. Kruszewski

Ronald J. Kruszewski
Chairman, President and CEO
Stifel Financial Corp.


EY - Florian Langenscheidt

Dr. Florian Langenscheidt
Founder and Chairman of the Board


EY - Joanna Lau

Joanna Lau
Founder and CEO
Lau Technologies
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 US


EY - Zsolt E. Lavotha

Zsolt E. Lavotha
Chairman and President
Monaco Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (MVCA)


EY - Brian Lee

Brian Lee
Co-founder and CEO
The Honest Company


EY - Michael Lee-Chin

Michael Lee-Chin
Portland Holdings Inc.
Entrepreneur Of The Year 1996 Canada


EY - Dr. Jeremy Leggett

Dr. Jeremy Leggett
Founder and Chairman, Solarcentury and SolarAid
Chairman, Carbon Tracker and Firefly Solar


EY - Silvina Leibenberg

Silvina Leibenberg
Lolita S.A.


EY - Dr. Weihua Ma

Dr. Weihua Ma
Wing Lung Bank Ltd.
Entrepreneur Of The Year China- Mainland 2012


EY - V.S.S. Mani

V.S.S. Mani
Founder and CEO


EY - V.S.S. Mani

Juliet Mann
Broadcast Journalist


EY - V.S.S. Mani

Marie Mawad
Bloomberg News


EY - Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria

Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria
Secretary General
Ministry Of International Trade and Industry (MITI)


EY - Pip McCrostie

Pip McCrostie
Global Vice Chair - Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)


EY - Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley

2014 European Ryder Cup Captain


EY - Hugo Moreno

Hugo Moreno
CEO and co-founder
Opticas Ver de Verdad


EY - James Mwangi

James Mwangi
CEO and Managing Director
Equity Bank Group
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Kenya
World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012


EY - Tan Sri A K Nathan

Tan Sri A K Nathan
Group Managing Director
Eversendai Corporation Bhd
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Malaysia


EY - Jim Nixon

Jim Nixon
President and CEO
Varel International Energy Services


EY - Austin Okere

Austin Okere
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Computer Warehouse Group Plc


EY - Dr. Ruth Oltjer

Dr. Ruth Oltjer
Owner & CEO
Chemi-Pharm AS
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Estonia


EY - Steve Papermaster

Steve Papermaster
Chairman & CEO
Powershift Group
Entrepreneur Of The Year 1999 US


EY - Bryan Pearce

Bryan Pearce
Global Leader Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and Venture CapitalEY


EY - Ross Perot, Jr.

Ross Perot, Jr.
The Perot Companies and Hillwood


EY - Maria Pinelli

Maria Pinelli
EY Global Vice Chair – Strategic Growths Markets


EY - Anthony Podesta

Anthony Podesta
McMillan Shakespeare Group
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Australia


EY - Jason Port

Jason Port
Founding Investor
and NormalEars


EY - Ewald Raben

Ewald Raben
Chief Executive Officer
Raben Group
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Poland


EY - Michael E. Rogers

Michael E. Rogers
Global Deputy Private Equity Leader


EY - Uschi Schreiber

Uschi Schreiber
EY Global Markets Leader and
Global Government and Public Sector Leader


EY - Hendy Setiono

Hendy Setiono
Baba Rafi Enterprise


EY - Robert S. Silberman

Robert S. Silberman
Executive Chairman
Strayer Education, Inc.


EY - Regine Sixt

Regine Sixt
Executive Vice President
Sixt International


EY - Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia


EY - Harald U. Sverdrup

Harald U. Sverdrup
Chairman of the Board
K.A. Rasmussen AS
Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Norway


EY - Randall L. Tavierne

Randall L. Tavierne
Markets Leader for Strategic Growth Markets


EY - Julie Teigland

Julie Teigland
Central Europe Strategic Growth Markets Leader


EY - Dr. Alan Ulsifer

Dr. Alan Ulsifer
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chair
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Canada


EY - Ulukaya Hamdi

Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chobani, Inc.
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 US
World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013


EY - Andrea Vogel

Andrea Vogel
EMEIA Strategic Growth Markets Leader


EY - Wahl Erik

Erik Wahl
The Art of Vision
Internationally recognized artist
No. 1 best-selling author


EY - Mark A. Weinberger

Mark A. Weinberger
Global Chairman & CEO


EY - Marty Wikstrom

Marty Wikstrom
The Atelier Fund


EY - Denise Wilson

Denise Wilson
Founder, President and CEO
Desert Jet


EY - Patrick Winter

Patrick Winter
Asia-Pacific Deputy Area Managing Partner


EY - Selçuk Yorgancıoğlu

Selçuk Yorgancıoğlu
The Abraaj Group


EY - Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus
Grameen Bank
Nobel Peace Prize recipient 2006


EY - Elena Zambon

Elena Zambon
Zambon S.p.A.