World Entrepreneur Of The Year

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EY - Tom Adams

Tom Adams
Founder and President, Workaround
Co-founder and Chairman, Pedago
Co-founder and Chairman, Bizy
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 US


EY - Doris Albisser

Doris Albisser
Executive Chairman
Evaluglobe AG
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Switzerland


EY - Johan H. Andresen

Johan H. Andresen
Ferd AS


EY - Michael Anghie

Michael Anghie
Asia-Pacific - Strategic Growth Leader


EY - Dr. Madelyn Antoncic

Dr. Madelyn Antoncic
Vice President and Treasurer
The World Bank


EY - Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Armstrong
M&A Reporter
The Telegraph


EY - Joe Astrachan

Joe Astrachan, PhD
Wells Fargo Chair of Family Business
Kennesaw State University


EY - Austin Avuru

Austin Avuru
Managing Director and CEO
SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Nigeria


EY - Andrew Bainbridge

Andrew Bainbridge
Global Head, Commercial Clients
Standard Chartered Bank


EY - Gerardo Bartolomé

Gerardo Bartolomé
Founder and Chairman
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Argentina


EY - Selim A. Bassoul

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


EY - Steve Baxter

Steve Baxter
Entrepreneur and investor
Transition Level Investments


EY - Shereen Bhan

Shereen Bhan
Managing Editor
CNBC-TV18, India


EY - H. Raymond Bingham

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


EY - Julia Birkenstock

Julia Birkenstock
Third generation
Birkenstock Group


EY - Cherie Blair CBE, QC

Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women


EY - Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Managing Partner
Accretive LLC


EY - David A. Brown

David A. Brown
Head of Equity Capital Markets Advisory
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC


EY - Morgan Clendaniel

Morgan Clendaniel
Senior Editor
Co.Exist, Fast Company


EY - Jack Cowin

Jack Cowin
Chairman and Managing Director
Competitive Foods Australia Ltd.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Australia Judge 2005, 2006, 2008
World Entrepreneur Of The Year Judge 2011


EY - David Deacon

David Deacon
Chief Talent Officer and Group Executive, Global Talent Acquisition, Management and Development


EY - Kevin J. Delaney

Kevin J. Delaney
Editor in Chief and Co-President


EY - Carmine DiSibio

Carmine DiSibio
Global Managing Partner – Client Service


EY - Nina dos Santos

Nina dos Santos
Anchor and Correspondent


EY - Marisa Drew

Marisa Drew
Managing Director
Credit Suisse


EY - Jamal Edwards

Jamal Edwards


EY - Peter Englisch

Peter Englisch
Global Family Business Leader


EY - Diane Foreman

Diane Foreman
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Emerald Group Ltd.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 New Zealand


EY - Laurent Freixe

Laurent Freixe
Executive Vice President and Zone Director for Americas
Nestlé S.A.


EY - Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Galitsky

Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Galitsky
Managing Partner
Almaz Capital Partners
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Russia


EY - Catherine Gall

Catherine Gall
Director of Design Alliances in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Steelcase Inc.


EY - Nadir B. Godrej

Nadir B. Godrej
Managing Director
Godrej Industries Ltd.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 India


EY - Ken Goldman

Ken Goldman
Yahoo! Inc.


EY - Jody Greenstone Miller

Jody Greenstone Miller
Co-founder and CEO
Business Talent Group


EY - Carrie Hall

Carrie Hall
Americas Family Business Leader


EY - Ihab Hinnawi

Ihab Hinnawi
Umniah Mobile Company


EY - Xia Hua

Xia Hua
EVE Group


EY - Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, EMEA


EY - Rod Jones

Rod Jones
Group CEO
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Australia


EY - Sarah Kauss

Sarah Kauss
Founder and CEO


EY - Michael J. Kacsmar

Michael J. Kacsmar
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Americas Program Director


EY - Ogeday Karahan

Ogeday Karahan
Turkey Business Development Leader


EY - Hiroko Kawamoto

Hiroko Kawamoto
Executive Vice President
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.


EY - Jacqueline Kelley

Jacqueline Kelley
Global and Americas IPO Leader


EY - Pankaj Khimji

Pankaj Khimji
Co-owner and Director
Khimji Ramdas


EY - Taavi Kotka

Taavi Kotka
Government CIO
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Estonia


EY - Stefanie Kurniadi

Stefanie Kurniadi
Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia


EY - Jennifer Li

Jennifer Li
Chief Financial Officer
Baidu, Inc.


EY - Lynn Kraus

Lynn Kraus
Oceania Markets Leader


EY - Jeff Liu

Jeff Liu
Global Technology Leader – Transaction Advisory Services


EY - James Markham

James Markham
Global Tax Leader – Strategic Growth Markets


EY - Anna Marrs

Anna Marrs
Group Head, Commercial and Private Banking Clients
Standard Chartered


EY - Patrick McClintock

Patrick McClintock
Americas Strategic Growth Markets Business Development Leader


EY - Phil McCormack

Phil McCormack
Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (Global Business Management)
Head of Latin America Growth Strategy, Fujitsu


EY - Elizabeth McKee Gore

Elizabeth McKee Gore


EY - Marjo Miettinen

Marjo Miettinen
Owner and Board Member
EM Group Oy


EY - Branko Milutinović

Branko Milutinović
Founder and CEO


EY - Johanna Mukoki

Johanna Mukoki
Group CEO
Travel with Flair
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 South Africa Emerging


EY - Olli Muurainen

Olli Muurainen
Founder and Chairman
Management Events Oy Ltd.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Finland


EY - Sharif Nabulsi

EY - Samer Halawa


Sharif Nabulsi
Chief Executive Officer
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
2013 Jordan

Samer Halawa


EY - Laurence Negroni

Laurence Negroni
EMEA Brand Communication Director
Steelcase Inc.


EY - Jim Nixon

Jim Nixon
Sandvik Venture
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Southwest


EY - Jan Olszewski

Jan Olszewski
Second generation
Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Founder and CEO
Owners Place


EY - Demet Ozdemir

Demet Ozdemir
EMEIA Strategic Growth Markets Leader


EY - Steve Papermaster

Steve Papermaster
Chairman and CEO
Powershift Group
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 1996 Central Texas


EY - Ivaylo Penchev

Ivaylo Penchev
Co-founder and General Manager


EY - Bryan Pearce

Bryan Pearce
Global Leader - Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and Venture Capital Advisory Group


EY - Simon Pearson

Simon Pearson
UK Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Corporate Finance Partner


EY - Ariel Pfeffer

Ariel Pfeffer
Punta Tech Meetup


EY - Maria T. Pinelli

Maria T. Pinelli
Global Vice Chair – Strategic Growth Markets


EY - Dr. Andrea Pfeifer

Dr. Andrea Pfeifer
AC Immune
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Switzerland


EY - Jason Port

Jason Port
Founding Investor


EY - Andrea Prym-Bruck

Andrea Prym-Bruck
Archives Director
Prym Group


EY - Andreia Quercia

Andreia Quercia
Second generation, Owner and Board Member
Sol Panamby Group


EY - Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom
Chief Executive Officer
HRE Global


EY - Avi Reichental

Avi Reichental
President and CEO
3D Systems
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Southeast


EY - Idriss Al Rifai

Idriss Al Rifai
Founder and CEO
fetchr (formally MENA360)


EY - Dr. Jennifer Nkuene Riria

Dr. Jennifer Nkuene Riria
Group CEO
Kenya Women Holding
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 East Africa


EY - Dr. Alicia Robb

Dr. Alicia Robb
Senior Fellow
Kauffman Foundation


EY - Eileen Rockefeller

Eileen Rockefeller
Social entrepreneur, venture philanthropist,
author of Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself


EY - Greg Roebuck

Greg Roebuck
Founder and CEO
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Australia


EY - William H. Saito

William H. Saito
President and CEO
InTecur, K.K.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 1998 Orange County Young Entrepreneur


EY - Samar Salim Sayegh

Samar Salim Sayegh
Third generation
Sayegh Group


EY - Bertrand Schmitt

Bertrand Schmitt
Hager SE


EY - Raymond Schneider

Raymond Schneider
EMEIA Business Development Leader


EY - Uschi Schreiber

Uschi Schreiber
Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair – Global Accounts Committee


EY - Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa
Chairman, Nokia Corporation
Founder and Chairman, F-Secure Corporation


EY - Dr. Martin Steinbach

Dr. Martin Steinbach


EY - Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia


EY - Say Jim Tan

Say Jim Tan
Group Managing Director and CEO
IRIS Corporation Bhd


EY - Randall L. Tavierne

Randall L. Tavierne
Global Markets Leader - Strategic Growth Markets


EY - Lodewijk Tax

Lodewijk Tax
Second Generation
Rijk Zwaan


EY - Emil Tedeschi

Emil Tedeschi
President and CEO
Atlantic Grupa


EY - Ivan Teh

Ivan Teh
Managing Director
Fusionex Corp Sdn Bhd


EY - Bulent Tekmen

Bulent Tekmen
Founder and CEO


EY - Gloria Tomatoe Serobe

Gloria Tomatoe Serobe
Founding member and Executive Director


EY - Gossy Ukanwoke

Gossy Ukanwoke
BAU Research and Development


EY - Dr. Alan Ulsifer

Dr. Alan Ulsifer
President and CEO, FYidoctors
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Canada


EY - Marco Veremis

Marco Veremis
CEO and Co-Founder
Upstream S.A.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Greece


EY - Mark A. Weinberger

Mark A. Weinberger
Global Chairman and CEO


EY - William Wolfram

William Wolfram
Founder and CEO
DealDash PLC
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Finland


EY - Jeffrey Wong

Jeffrey Wong
GM, Business Incubation Group


EY - Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger, PhD

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger, PhD
Director of Center for Family Business
University of St. Gallen