Hotjar’s David Darmanin is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™ Ben Remfrey wins EY’s Rising Star Award
David Darmanin, the founder and CEO of Hotjar, a business which helps website owners understand user behaviour and optimise conversions, has won the third edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™ award. This June, he will travel to Monaco to represent Malta and compete in EY's World Entrepreneur of the Year™ award together with business leaders from more than 60 countries.
Ben Remfrey, Managing Director at Praedium Consulting Limited, specialists in training NGOs and Governments to clear mines following armed conflict, has won EY’s Rising Star award, sponsored by Melita Limited, and will also be attending the Monaco event in June.
In 2019, for the first time, an additional Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented. This year’s recipient is Carmelo Debono, who since the 1960s has built Maypole, to become one of Malta’s leading baked goods brand.
Ronald Attard, EY Malta’s Managing Partner said, "EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year™ award has once again attracted exceptionally strong nominations. Although website analytics tools, mine clearance and food manufacturing and retail are clearly completely different sectors, all our winners have demonstrated an outstanding ability to build very successful organisations through determination, a clear vision, and a willingness to adapt and innovate. For anyone who has Malta’s economic wellbeing at heart to see such entrepreneurship across generations and sectors is extremely encouraging.I would also like to thank Melita for sponsoring the Rising Star Award and Corinthia Group for sponsoring the awards ceremony."
EY has been holding the Entrepreneur of the Year™ awards on a global basis for three decades. Now spread to more than 60 countries, they have created a global network of 50,000 entrepreneurs and are the global benchmark for capturing today’s and tomorrow’s entrepreneurial spirit. Over half of today’s top 100 NASDAQ companies have won EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, and most received the award before they achieved top 100 status.
Highlights from last year’s awards
Highlights from the 2018 World Entrepreneur of the Year Award event
Highlights from the 2018 Malta Entrepreneur of the Year Award event
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Malta
Mr David Darmanin
CEO, Hotjar Ltd.
Mr Angelo Xuereb
Chairman, AX Holdings Ltd.
Mr Alfred Pisani
Chairman, Corinthia Group
EY Rising Star
Mr Ben Remfrey
Managing Director, Praedium Consulting Malta Ltd.
Mr Shane Hunter
Technical Director, AquaBioTech Group
Mr David Vella
Co-founder and CEO, Altaro Software
Hall of Fame
Find out who belongs to this global elite group, the World Entrepreneur of the Year
2018 - Rubens Menin, MRV Engenharia e Participações S.A., Brazil
2017 - Murad Al-Katib, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., Canada
2016 - Manny Stul, Just Energy Group
2015 - Mohed Altrad, Altrad, France
2014 - Uday Kotak, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India
2013 - Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani, Inc., United States
2012 - James Mwangi, Kenya's Equity Bank Limited, Kenya
2011 - Olivia Lum, Hyflux Limited, Singapore
2010 - Michael Spencer, ICAP plc, United Kingdom
2009 - Cho Tak Wong, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China
2008 - Dr. Jean-Paul Clozel, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Switzerland
2007 - Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil, Canada
2006 - Bill Lynch, Imperial Holdings, South Africa
2005 - Wayne Huizenga, Huizenga Holdings Inc., United States
2004 - Tony Tan Caktiong, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines
2003 - Narayana Murthy, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
2002 - Stefan Vilsmeier, BrainLAB AG, Germany