Entrepreneur Of The Year New Zealand™

Celebrating and recognising New Zealand entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to David Yu of VeVe,
winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 New Zealand award!

David Yu's visionary leadership, innovative mindset, and relentless pursuit of excellence have set him apart as a true trailblazer.

Join us in wishing David the best as he represents New Zealand at the upcoming World Entrepreneur Of The Year event in June 2024 and competes with the top entrepreneurs worldwide. David's expertise and drive make him the perfect ambassador for our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit on the global stage. David's success story is an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and a testament to the transformative power of an outstanding entrepreneur.

A photographic portrait of David Yu

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognises and celebrates the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs. These are the individuals who see things beyond the horizon 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.

About the program

Launched here in 1998 the programme has grown in profile each year and is now recognised as a leading business award in New Zealand, consistent with its global status. By participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. Each program culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022: Insights from our finalist

Podcast Series

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We are delighted that the following organisations are sponsoring the program:
Principal sponsor

This is ASB’s tenth year as the principal sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. We’re honoured to be actively involved with these awards which showcase business leaders who have created and sustained some of the most innovative and progressive businesses in New Zealand. Entrepreneurs deserve recognition for being brave and pursing a dream, and we’re proud to support them on their road to progress through this programme.

Travel sponsor

Air New Zealand is proud to support the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. The airline facilitates many customer journeys to, from and within New Zealand each year, connecting Kiwis with the world. It’s therefore fitting that we support these awards which recognise some of New Zealand’s brightest stars in their respective fields.

Digital Billboard Sponsor

After winning the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000, Go Media’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mike Gray, has played an integral part in helping budding entrepreneurs and grassroots organisations reach their full potential in Aotearoa. As a company fueled by entrepreneurship, innovation and a passion for backing all things Aotearoa, it only makes sense that Go Media have come on board to support this years’ awards programme.

EY Contacts


Jason Macgregor
Program Director
Tel: +64 274 899 504
Rebecca Seymour-East
Program Manager
Tel: +27 687 8977