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 

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.

Past winners

  • 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.