EY Family Business Award of Excellence

We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses.

Family Business award winners 2020-21

Family business award winner Austria

Hannes Moser
Axel Kühner
Greiner AG
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Family business award winner Belgium

Jean-Louis de Cartier de Marchienne
Stefaan Merckx
Frederic de Somer
Cartamundi group

Family business award winner Brazil

Décio da Silva

Family business award winner Denmark

Mads Kann-Rasmussen
VKR Gruppen

Family business award winner 2021, Finland

Annaleena Hakola
Hakola huonekalu

Family business award winner 2021, Norway

Knut K. Heje

Family business award winner 2021, Peru

Boris Schwartzman
Cía. Industrial Nuevo Mundo S.A.

Family business award winner Romania

Nicolae Şerban
Grup Şerban Holding

Family business award winner Singapore

Kwek Leng Beng
Hong Leong Group

Family business award winner Slovenia

Marjeta Furlan
Marino Furlan
Anej Furlan
Nika Furlan
Intra Lighting

Family business award winner South Korea

South Korea
Ji Ho Hyun
Seung Hoon Hyun
Suk Ho Hyun
Hwaseung Group

Family business award winner Switzerland

Patrick Firmenich 

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Congratulations to all winners

We are proud to feature and recognize the outstanding achievements of these remarkable women and men in pursuing their ambitions and building a long-term, intergenerational legacy.

Family Business award winners 2019-20

Austria family business award winner

Rudolf Staudinger
Fritz Poppmeier
Gerhard Drexel
Hans K. Reisch

Belgium family business award winner

Michel Moortgat
Duvel Moortgat

Brazil family business award winner

Ivan Botelho
Maurício Botelho
Ricardo Botelho
Energisa Group

Denmark family business award winner

Bent Jensen
Linak A/S

Finland family business award winner

Antti Aho
Kari Jussi Aho
Ville Aho
Annakaija Lappalainen
Miia Porkkala
Aho Group

France family business award winner

Michel Haag
Edouard Haag
Yolande Haag
Brasserie Meteor

Germany family business award winner

Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG

Italy family business award winner

Attilio Zanetti
Matteo Zanetti
Paolo Zanetti
Zanetti S.p.A.

Netherlands family business award winner

Familie Van der Leegte
VDL Groep

New zealand family business award winner

New Zealand
Kiri Barfoot
Peter Thompson
Stephen Barfoot
Barfoot & Thompson

Singapore family business award winner

Far East Organization


Slovenia family business award winner

Marko Lotrič
LOTRIČ Metrology Ltd.

South Korea family business award winner

South Korea
Young Ju Park
 Seung Jun Park


Spain family business award winner

Ignacio Osborne
Grupo Osborne


Sweden family business award winner

Martin Bengtsson
Fabian Bengtsson
Isabel Bengtsson
Eva Bengtsson
SIBA Invest AB

Switzerland family business award winner

Stefan Ganzoni
Christian Ganzoni
Sigvaris Group

United Kingdom family business award winner

United Kingdom
Sarah Dunning
Jane Lane
The Westmorland Family of Businesses 

USA family business award winner

Thomas Hartland-Mackie
City Electric Supply Co.


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About the EY Family Business Award of Excellence

The EY Family Business Award of Excellence recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs who lead some of the world’s most successful, multigenerational family enterprises. Our 2019-20 winners are from many different sectors and, they are all true innovators and, more often than not, lead their market and contribute significantly to their communities.

The Family Business Award of Excellence is part of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program and takes place in more than 20 countries worldwide. With just 15% of all family-owned businesses surviving beyond the second generation, according to the Family Business Institute, the winners stand as a testament to the unique resilience, values, long-term vision and entrepreneurial spirit that characterize the world’s most successful family enterprises.