The auditing and consulting company EY (Ernst & Young) has opened the Entrepreneur of the Year contest for the eight year in a row. It is open until November 20, 2019.
The winner will be pronounced at a ceremony in February 2020, and the winner of the national contest in Serbia, along with national winners from other countries, will once again be in the running for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award and attend the official ceremony in Monte Carlo in June 2020, the company announced.
Just as last year, the program is supported by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, the Radio Television of Serbia, the Biznis & Finansije magazine and the eKapija business portal.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award is organized in over 150 cities and nearly 60 countries of the world. It has existed for more than 30 years and was established in Serbia in 2012. In the past years, 180 companies have taken part in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Republic of Serbia. These companies employed 18,000 people in the past year and had an income of as much as RSD 156 billion.
The winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 contest will be picked by an independent jury, and the decision will be based on key success factors, such entrepreneurial spirit, financial indicators, strategic orientation, presence in the regional or the international market, innovation and personal integrity.
By taking part in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, the best entrepreneurs in Serbia are given an opportunity to expand their contacts and establish connections with local and global leaders in entrepreneurship.
The company's website
features all the information about how to apply and take part in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, as well as the application form. Application is also available at https://geoy.ey.com/
and candidates can be nominated at the same address.
– Since its founding, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has provided us with an opportunity to see more closely how the best think. So far, 180 successful enterprises have taken part in the program. The experiences and the knowledge we acquire each year leave us breathless and I am proud to be able to say that EY will promote the successes of enterprises in Serbia for the eight year in a row – said Ivan Rakic, the Country Managing Partner for Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina at EY.
Support to entrepreneurship is one of the contributions of EY to the creation of a better business environment, which is also the company's motto. With this program, the press release reads, EY want to contribute to the affirmation of the best Serbian entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best from the whole world.
As the first and the only global award of this kind, EY Entrepreneur of the Year is awarded to remarkable individuals which build and develop successful, growing and dynamic companies, the company adds.