Applications now open for EY’s Entrepreneur of Year award

The competition is aimed at entrepreneurs across all sectors, with entries open until February 20th

The search for EY Malta’s Entrepreneur of the year begins today. EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, which is now in its third decade and spread over sixty countries around the world, is now in Malta.

The competition is aimed at entrepreneurs across all sectors, with entries open until February 20th. The winner of the Malta competition will be flown to Monaco for the World Entrepreneur of the Year award to compete with over 120 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. This event is also attended by some of the most accomplished businessmen in the world.

Last year’s Monaco event featured Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, Muhtar Kent, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and Biz Stone, the Co-founder of Twitter, Obvious, Medium and Jelly amongst others.

In order to be eligible, nominees must either be Maltese or operating a company based in the Maltese islands, running for a minimum of two years.

Anyone, including employees, company advisors and financiers can nominate a successful entrepreneur, with the latter’s consent. The judging panel is composed of some of the most prominent stakeholders in various sectors, including Joseph A. Gasan, Chairman, Gasan Group Limited, Bernie Mizzi, Director, Chiswick House School and St. Martin’s College, Joseph Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange plc, Anton Borg, President Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Prof. Juanito Camilleri.

The judges will be looking for entrepreneurial spirit and vision, financial performance, innovation, strategic direction, sustainability and growth in employee numbers, industry impact, community impact and personal integrity and risk management.

Further information can be found on the website www.eoymalta.com which also directs interested applicants to the application form. EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Malta is sponsored by HSBC and supported by the Malta Stock Exchange and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.

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