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  • EY in Slovakia has three new partners
    Bratislava, 24 July 2017

    The advisory firm EY in Slovakia has appointed Peter Borák as a new partner. He will lead the Risk Transformation division in the Bratislava office, which represents a significant development for the company. Another important step which EY has undertaken is to appoint two additional partners on promotion – Peter Málik and Róbert Kováčik.

  • Murad Al-Katib of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. from Canada named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
    Bratislava, 12 June 2017

    Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., was this evening named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 at an awards ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. He was picked from among the 59 country winners from 49 countries vying for the title.

  • EY Fraud Survey finds senior managers failing to set right tone on business ethics
    Bratislava, 5 April 2017

    According to the latest biennial EY EMEIA Fraud Survey, there has been only sporadic progress made in tackling bribery and corruption across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The survey of 4,100 respondents from 41 countries shows that more than half (51%) still perceive corruption in their country as a problem. As many as 81% of Slovak respondents think that corrupt practices happen widely in business in Slovakia, which is the fourth worst result of all participating countries. Twenty-seven percent of all respondents even stated that it is common practice in their business sector to use bribery to win contracts. A much lower, but still significant 14% of respondents in Western Europe cited this practice.

  • EY M&A Barometer: In 2016 Slovakia saw a decline in the number of deals, copying the prevailing trend in the region
    Bratislava, 27 March 2017
    According to the CSE M&A Barometer prepared by EY, 2016 was slightly weaker than the previous year in terms of the number of M&A transactions in the Central and South Eastern European (CSE) region. Overall, 1,165 transactions were completed in the CSE region, representing a 9% decrease, year-on-year. The Czech Republic was the most active country in terms of deal volume, followed by Turkey and Poland. The IT sector was the most active target industry in the CSE region for a third consecutive year.

  • Jozef Klein from Asseco Central Europe, a.s. is Slovakia’s 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
    Bratislava, 23 March 2017

    The winner of the Slovak Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 title is Jozef Klein from Asseco Central Europe, a.s. The prestigious title was presented by Matej Bošňák, Country Managing Partner of EY, the contest organizer, at a gala ceremony held in the historic building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 title was won by Ján Lunter, co-founder of Innovatrics, s.r.o., who also received the special prize for the most inspiring business story, awarded by the monthly magazine Profit. The EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 title was awarded to Martin Adámek, Daniel Novák and Jozef Šimko, owners of Inloop, s.r.o. The patron of the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year 2016 contest is the President of the Slovak Republic.

  • EY launches the eleventh EY Entrepreneur Of The Year contest in Slovakia 
    Bratislava, 5 October 2016

    For the eleventh time, EY is looking for an Entrepreneur Of The Year to represent the Slovak Republic at the prestigious world finals in Monte Carlo. In addition to great business metrics, the judging panel will be particularly keen to see an extraordinary entrepreneurial story. The nominated entrepreneurs will compete in three categories: EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Slovak Republic, EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year and EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year. Nominations are now open until the deadline of 30 November 2016. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 contest has the patronage of the President of the Slovak Republic.

  • Manny Stul of Moose Enterprise from Australia named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016
    Bratislava, 13 June 2016

    Manny Stul, Chairman and Co-CEO of Melbourne-based toy company Moose Enterprise, was this evening named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 at an awards ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. Manny was picked from among the 55 country winners from 50 countries vying for the title.

  • Increasing global cooperation in enforcement against corruption raises the stakes for companies and their executives
    Bratislava, 19 April 2016
    EY’s 14th Global Fraud Survey 2016: Corporate misconduct – individual consequences finds a worldwide clamor for enhanced transparency at a time of increased geopolitical tensions and heightened volatility in financial markets. The escalating threats of cybercrime, terrorism financing and, more recently, the revelations regarding widespread possible misuse of offshore jurisdictions, have increased the pressure on governments to act and companies to identify and mitigate fraud, bribery and corruption issues.

  • The tenth anniversary EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winner has been revealed. The award went to Patrick Hessel, founder and CEO of c2i s.r.o. 
    Bratislava, 10 March 2016

    The winner of the Slovak EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 is Patrick Hessel, founder and CEO of c2i s.r.o. He was awarded this prestigious title at a gala ceremony, held in the historic building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, by Matej Bošňák, who is the Country Managing Partner of EY, the contest organizer. The EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 title was won by Branislav Mičieta, co-founder and Chair of the Supervisory Board of CEIT, a.s., and the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 title was awarded to Ľuboš Bednár, Director of Frutia, s. r. o. The special award of the jury for entrepreneurial spirit went to Ján Lunter from ALFA BIO s.r.o. The special prize, awarded by the fortnightly magazine Profit, for the most inspiring story, this year went to Martina Kašiarová from TONFLY, s. r. o. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 contest has the patronage of the President of the Slovak Republic.