WEOY 2024 winner announcement

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Congratulations to the 2024 world winner, Vellayan Subbiah, India! Read the press release.

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year convenes visionary founders, transformative CEOs and business leaders from around the world in the ultimate global competition for entrepreneurs. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of intrepid leaders whose vision and innovation create long-term value and build a better working world. ​

From 4-7 June 2024 in Monaco, the world’s leading entrepreneurs made valuable connections across industries, geographies and passions; attended workshops hosted by the most sought-after thought leaders; and celebrated the positive impact of entrepreneurship.​

Meet the 2024 winner: Vellayan Subbiah

 

India’s Vellayan Subbiah is transforming family businesses through acquisitions and diversification. His businesses improve access to financing and inexpensive transportation.

 

The invitation-only guest list included the Class of 2024 finalists, esteemed judges, luminary speakers, our ecosystem of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ alumni, and EY executive leadership.

An event of global significance​

Entrepreneurs around the world are answering the call to address sustainability; rapidly evolving technology; diversity, equity and inclusion; and economic volatility. EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year is a prestigious moment in time that recognizes, connects, and engages innovators who think differently and risk boldly to create new solutions.

​The ultimate global competition for entrepreneurs​

Class of 2024 finalists represented 47 countries and territories from EY Entrepreneur Of The Year — the only global program for entrepreneurs of its kind — and competed for the world title in Monaco. A diverse panel of independent judges assessed the achievements of these program winners against four criteria: entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact. The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 was announced and celebrated during the black-tie gala at the pinnacle of this renowned event.

Stasia Mitchell
EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader

Pictured above, from left to right, Stasia Mitchell, Vellayan Subbiah, Carmine Di Sibio, Hernan Kazah and June Sarpong.

Class of 2024 at a glance

51
entrepreneurs prompting global change
47
countries and territories represented
30
industries and sectors disrupted
1
world winner announced on 7 June

Meet the 2024 finalists and learn more about how they are prompting global change. Learn more.

Meet the judges

A diverse panel of independent judges assessed the achievements of each entrepreneur against four criteria of long-term value.


What makes an EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year?


Luminary speakers

 

Main stage plenaries and interactive wisdom sessions inspired our entrepreneurs to supercharge their personal well-being, their teams and their businesses.

Hanne Jesca Bax (L) with Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (R)

The road to EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year​

Each year, founders, transformative CEOs and business leaders begin their journey to the most prestigious global award for entrepreneurs with a nomination to their local EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program.​

 

Do you or a leader you know have the entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact to set the world in motion?

Our latest thinking

Vellayan Subbiah from India named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024

MONACO, 7 June 2024 – Vellayan Subbiah, Executive Vice-Chairman of Tube Investments of India (TII) and Chairman of Cholamandalam (Chola) Investment and Finance Co. Ltd., was named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024 at an award ceremony held in Monaco's Salle des Etoiles.

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