This year EOY is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. In those years, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to more than 135 cities in 50 countries with awards presented annually to over 900 of the world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs.
EOY country programs
EOY is presented in more than 135 cities worldwide. In 2008, winners from more than 40 countries gathered in Monte Carlo on 28–31 May for the 8th annual World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Find out more about the EOY Programs.
Dr. Jean-Paul Clozel of Switzerland was named as the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 at the climax of a glittering ceremony in Monte Carlo on 31 May.
New countries joining EOY
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program continues to expand around the world. In 2008 Colombia and Estonia launched their country awards program. Several new countries joined the Middle East regional program, which now draws nominations from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Suadi Arabia, Syria and UAE. In 2009, the first Entrepreneur Of The Year in Mexico will be held.
The road to Monte Carlo
The 2008 Entrepreneur Of The Year country winners will gather in Monte Carlo on 28-31 May 2009 for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Each country winner will be inducted into the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Academy and vie for the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009. Their stories will be presented in mid-March. Until then, please read about the exceptional entrepreneurs who represented their country at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2008.