We believe entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy.The continent needs entrepreneurs who build large organisations with integrity and who add value to their markets, develop skills on a large scale and create sustainable jobs.
We celebrate the energy and ideas these award-winning entrepreneurs bring to advance our economies and generate positive change through our World Entrepreneur Award™. As a leader in guiding these entrepreneurs and their companies, we feel it’s important to honour them and recognise their impact, while encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.
The Global EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Program and the World Entrepreneur Award™ Southern African chapter recognises and celebrates the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs. For more than 30 years, EY has believed in the power of entrepreneurs.
They are the individuals who see things beyond the horizon before anyone else does and help shape the future. By challenging orthodox methods and creating new markets for goods and services, entrepreneurs positively disrupt the way we do business and help enhance our quality of life.
Each year, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ country winners convene in Monaco to be inducted into the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Hall of Fame and vie for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title. Come with us on the road to Monaco, join the world’s most dynamic entrepreneurs and business leaders and hear inspiring stories of achievement.