Nominations for EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 award are open. In its sixth year, the award promotes entrepreneurship in the Maltese Islands, empowering entrepreneurs to grow and showcase their businesses both locally and globally.
The winner of this prestigious award will travel to Monaco in June 2023 to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award at an event bringing together national winners from 50 countries.
Previous Maltese participants have been a mix of established institutions that have grown the country’s corporate landscape and innovative newcomers that have transformed it.
These include Alfred Pisani from Corinthia Group, Angelo Xuereb from AX Holdings Ltd, David Darmanin from Hotjar Ltd, Nazzareno Vassallo from Vassallo Group and last year’s winner Mark Bajada from Bajada New Energy.
The EY Rising Star is also awarded to those nominations that offer something new and exciting to the market while showing strong growth trends.
Previous winners include David Vella from Altaro Software, Shane Hunter from AquaBioTech Group, Ben Remfrey from Praedium Consulting Malta Ltd and John Winfield from Dr. juice The Rising Star 2021 was awarded to Krystle Penza, Managing Director of Mvintage.
Ronald Attard, Country Managing Partner of EY Malta, said: “Each edition of the award has shown us again and again that Malta is full of exceptional leaders who not only excel in their field but can also inspire other aspiring entrepreneurs. Through this competition we want to inspire aspiring business owners while also showcasing their achievements not just on the island but around the world as they compete against some of the biggest and brightest minds from every corner of the globe.”
The award is presented by an independent panel composed of key players in the business world. To be eligible, nominees must be Malteser or have been established in Malta for at least two years. Anyone, including employees, management consultants and financiers, can appoint an entrepreneur with their consent. Entrepreneurs can also nominate themselves directly. Winners are sent to Monaco for the annual gala where they compete for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year.
The awards are presented in cooperation with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Malta Chamber of SMEs.
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