Angelo Xuereb is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™
Shane Hunter wins EY’s Rising Star Award
Angelo Xuereb, Chairman of AX Holdings, has won the second edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™ award. This June, Angelo Xuereb shall travel to Monaco representing Malta to compete in EY's World Entrepreneur of the Year™ award together with business leaders from more than 60 countries. Previous winners in Monaco have included trail-blazing entrepreneurs from a wide range of enterprises such as Amazon, Cirque du Soleil and LinkedIn.
Shane Hunter from AquaBioTech Group won this year’s EY’s Rising Star award and he shall also be attending the Monaco event in June.
Ronald Attard, EY Malta’s Managing Partner said: “For the second year running, EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™ award has attracted some exceptionally strong nominations from very different sectors. This further highlights the diversity that does exist in Malta’s economy, something we should all be proud of, and continue to nurture. While congratulating Mr Xuereb and Mr Hunter on their awards, I would like to once again thank all the participants, and the independent panel of judges, who have contributed to making this event a success once again.”
Apart from the winners, the other short listed finalists were Matthew Borg from Studio Moda Group, Zak Borg and Benji Borg from ANCHOVY., David Felice, David Drago and Konrad Buhagiar from Architecture Project, Alex Mifsud from Ixaris, Frank Salt from Frank Salt Real Estate, Joseph Sultana and Dr John Abela from Ascent Software, and Marlon Grech from Thynk Software.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Highlights
About EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2018 Malta
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award was launched in the US in 1986 and has now spread to 165 cities in over 60 countries. It is the world's biggest and most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and the only one with a truly global dimension.
The programme was launched in Malta in 2017 with two objectives:
- To promote entrepreneurship across the Maltese Islands
- To empower entrepreneurs to grow their businesses both locally and around the world
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is judged by an independent panel made up of key figures from the business community.
The local winner will be flown to Monaco to compete for the grand prize, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The event brings together national winners from more than 60 countries, selected from a pool of over 5,000 nominees.
Entrepreneur of the Year alumni include some of the most influential, innovative and exclusive entrepreneurs in the world; Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque de Soleil, Amazon founders Jeff Bezos and Reid Hoffman, Formula One’s Eddie Jordan, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Howard Schultz of Starbucks to name a few.
Past Malta winners
Mr Alfred Pisani
Chairman of Corinthia Group
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malta winner
Mr David Vella
Co-founder and CEO, Altaro Software
EY Rising Star 2017 Malta winner
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Highlights from last year’s awards
Highlights from the 2017 World Entrepreneur of the Year Award event
Highlights from the 2017 Malta Entrepreneur of the Year Award event
Hall of Fame
Find out who belongs to this global elite group, the World Entrepreneur of the Year
2017 - Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.
2016 - Manny Stul, Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
2015 - Mohed Altrad, Altrad, France
2014 - Uday Kotak, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India
2013 - Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani, Inc., United States
2012 - James Mwangi, Kenya's Equity Bank Limited, Kenya
2011 - Olivia Lum, Hyflux Limited, Singapore
2010 - Michael Spencer, ICAP plc, United Kingdom
2009 - Cho Tak Wong, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China
2008 - Dr. Jean-Paul Clozel, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Switzerland
2007 - Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil, Canada
2006 - Bill Lynch, Imperial Holdings, South Africa
2005 - Wayne Huizenga, Huizenga Holdings Inc., United States
2004 - Tony Tan Caktiong, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines
2003 - Narayana Murthy, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
2002 - Stefan Vilsmeier, BrainLAB AG, Germany
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