EY announces finalists for the 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, 08 April 2015

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EY announced the 11 entrepreneurs representing 10 companies shortlisted as finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) award in Saudi Arabia. The award honors the business achievements of Saudi entrepreneurs who have spearheaded some of the Kingdom’s most successful companies, encouraged innovation, shaped market trends, created jobs and contributed to socio-economic advancement.

This year's finalists comprise a group of noteworthy Saudi entrepreneurs, whose achievements have earned them widespread respect and recognition.

The 11 finalists representing ten companies are: Ebrahim Aljassim from Hunger Station, Falah Aljarba from DB Security, Faris Alturki from Faris breakfast, Khalid Alkhudair from Glowork, Lateefa AlWaalan from Yatooq, Majed Althagafi from Ibtikar, Mohammed Suqer and Mohammed Al-Bahkali from Five Design Solutions, Naif Alasmari from Sugar Sprinkles, Rayan AlWabil from Rayz Co, Sahar Aldahash from The Learning Zone.

Waleed AlShubaili, Business Development and Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader at EY, Riyadh, says:

“We give great importance to supporting start-ups and rewarding outstanding entrepreneurs. The Saudi Entrepreneur Of The Year Award has firmly cemented its standing as a prime platform that recognizes and celebrates brilliant entrepreneurial minds from across Saudi Arabia. Every year, we share with the world a group of visionary entrepreneurs who serve as inspiring role models that pave the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs to not only grow, but to also excel in their businesses. I would like to take this opportunity to wish our finalists the best of luck during the upcoming Awards Ceremony as we continue to raise the bar for high-impact entrepreneurship locally, regionally and globally.” 

The judging panel will meet with and assess the finalists prior to selecting the winners for the EOY award. The finalists will be judged on the basis of six criteria: entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, innovation, community impact and personal integrity/influence.

The winner of the Saudi EOY award will represent the country at the World EOY award ceremony in June 2015 which takes place in Monte Carlo. 


About EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in 60 countries. 

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