Entrepreneur Cristian Covaciu, Ipec will be representing Romania at Monte Carlo, in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year final

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Entrepreneurs change the world. They have the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality – to build something of lasting value that benefit us all. We need entrepreneurs now more than ever. Their ability to innovate, to inspire others, to power a business along the difficult journey from start-up to market leader is truly extraordinary. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award program celebrates their achievements. It recognizes the exceptional – that’s why it’s the world’s most prestigious business award.

EOY Romania winners

Cristian Covaciu, founder of IPEC, is the winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year - Romania 2016. He competed against 49 other business leaders.

IPEC is one of the leaders of European stoneware production. The initial investment was EUR 100 in the ‘90s which was turned into a EUR 22-million annual turnover. The company has 800 employees and 250 industrial robots; 80% of its production is bought by IKEA. Watch presentation video

Daniel Dines, UiPath’s CEO, has won the title of  Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year. His company targets a sector with huge growth potential: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The annual turnover has increased by 600% in 2015. Watch presentation video
Cristian will represent Romania in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year final to be held from 8-11 June 2017 in Monaco. 

Romania is one of eight CSE countries holding 2016 EOY competitions. You can expect to see more articles about the six other winners soon! To read about Poland's EOY winners please click here.