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  • West Africa 2013

  • About the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM

    Our EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM is the worlds most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. This unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, we celebrate those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. These unique individuals are celebrated through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in over 50 countries.

  • Foreword ........................................................................................ 1EY in Africa ..................................................................................... 3Program overview ........................................................................... 5The African reach of the program ..................................................... 7The benefits of participating in the program ...................................... 9Monte Carlo .................................................................................. 11Eligibility to participate .................................................................. 13What you will be required to do ....................................................... 15The judging process ....................................................................... 17Join our illustrious EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM alumni ................ 19Working with entrepreneurs through their entire life cycle ................ 21Contacts ....................................................................................... 23

    Contents

  • Foreword

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  • Foreword It is human nature to dream about the futureWhat differentiates entrepreneurs is the ability to pursue their dreams, convince others of their worth and make them become realities. The entrepreneur injects vibrant optimism into markets and industries of all types. Entrepreneurs dont just create businesses, they change the world. They dare to dream that life could be different. Their importance is not just economic they create jobs, improve communities all over the world and help others achieve their potential. It takes vision and courage to launch a successful business. But only the truly gifted can drive one along the journey to market leadership. It demands passion, self belief and an extra-ordinary ability to keep going when others would give up. West Africa and indeed Africa has her fair share of this unique group of people and they should be recognised and held up as role models for others. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award celebrates their extraordinary achievements.

    The award opens up experiences that will not only grow entrepreneurial businesses, it facilitates engagements with other like minded individuals across the globe. It enriches participants by breaking new ground through our Alumni programme and our range of strategic events and workshops. That is why it is the worlds most prestigious business accolade, recognising the most exceptional among a unique group of people.

    I am most honoured to invite you to be part of this programme and give us the opportunity to celebrate your remarkable achievement.

    Bunmi Akinde | EOY Leader, West Africa

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    MurugdeSticky NoteChange programme to program

    MurugdeSticky NoteChange programme to program

  • EY in AfricaAlgeria Libya Egypt

    Mauritania Mali

    Cte dIvoire Gabon

    Equatorial Guinea

    Congo

    Central AfricanRepublic

    Cameroon

    Nigeria

    Niger Chad Sudan Eritrea

    Ethiopia

    Somalia

    KenyaDemocraticRepublic of

    CongoRwanda

    Burundi Tanzania

    Seychelles

    Comoros

    MalawiZambiaMauritius

    Mad

    agas

    car

    Reunion

    Zimbabwe

    Angola

    NamibiaBotswana

    South Africa LesothoSwaziland

    Guinea

    Sao Tome

    Djibouti

    Moroc

    co

    Burkina Faso

    Ghan

    a

    UgandaTogo

    Benin

    Tunisia

    CapeVerde

    GambiaSenegal

    Liberia

    WesternSahara

    Sierra Leone

    GuineaBissau

    Mozambique

    SouthSudan

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  • Over the past few years, the levels of interest in Africa have grown exponentially. What was, only a short while ago, a trickle of enquiries from our clients on opportunities for investment and doing business in Africa has grown into a flood.

    At the same time, we are proceeding with our own growth and integration journey. Recently, we have opened new offices in Cameroon, Chad and South Sudan, and have expanded our senior-level capacity in key markets such as Nigeria, Angola, Kenya and South Africa. This has further reinforced our position as the leading professional services organization(s) in Africa.

    EY in Africa4

  • Program overview

    The EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM was launched in West Africa in 2011. Since then it has been adding significant value to those entrepreneurs who participate by encouraging entrepreneurial action among those individuals with potential. The Entrepreneur Of The YearTM recognizes the contribution of those who motivate others with their vision, leadership and accomplishment.

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  • We distinguish and credit entrepreneurs according to three categories, namely: Lifetime, Master, and Emerging. As you read through the information on the various categories, you can decide which would be the best category for you to participate in.

    Lifetime: celebrates senior business leaders who have served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades, leaving an enduring legacy.

    Master: honors individuals whose achievements have made them world-class entrepreneurs. You would have to be running an organization with revenues starting from $100m to qualify for this category.

    Emerging* : credits those individuals building young businesses with high potential.

    * The minimum revenue threshold for participants is $1m. The selection committee will assign nominees to the relevant category in an appropriate comparable manner.

    Program overview

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  • The African reach of the programWe have been celebrating entrepreneurs for 25 years, and the Entrepreneur Of The Year is in its third year running in West Africa. The West African program incorporates 4 countries:

    Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria

    This program also have a footprint in East, Southern Africa and Francophone Africa.

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  • The African reach of the programbunmi.akinde@ng.ey.com+234 844 9962

    gitahi gachahi@ke.ey.com+254 20 271 5300

    West Africa Bunmi Akinde

    East Africa Gitahi Gachahi

    serge.thiemele@ci.ey.com+225 20 211115

    cheryljane.kujenga@za.ey.com+2711 772 3741

    Francophone AfricaSerge Thiemele

    Southern AfricaCheryl-Jane Kujenga

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  • The benefits of participating in the program

    Beyond a business award9

  • The benefits of participating in the program The EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM is more than a tribute. If you enter you will be exposed to experiences that will help you to grow your business exponentially. Below are some of the opportunities that are open to you:

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    Join a network of the best of the best entrepreneurs

    Engage with business peers and judges from across all industries

    Elevate your personal profile and your companys profile through valuable media coverage

    Gain access to a range of events and programs to help your company achieve its potential

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  • The regional winner of the Master category goes on to compete against their peers at a global event held in annually Monte Carlo.

    Each year, Monte Carlo transforms itself into the center for hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the globe who have earned the mark of distinction as the most eminent entrepreneur in their respective countries. They are inducted into the global World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and go on to compete for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

    We are proud to have had two African winners of the global event. In 2006, the award was presented to Bill Lynch, a South African who started a company called Imperial Holdings, and in 2012, it went to James Mwangi, co-founder and Managing Director of Equity Bank in Kenya.

    Monte Carlo

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  • Monte CarloGoing to Monte Carlo gives you the highly prized and exclusive opportunity to interact and mingle with some of the best business minds from across the globe. You will be able to have intimate conversations with like-minded peers, high-profile business leaders and our illustrious entrepreneur alumni, many of whom will have valuable insights about taking your business to the next level.

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  • Eligibility to participate

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  • Eligibility to participateWe recognize the passion and the drive behind entrepreneurial businesses, whether private, listed, family-owned or private equity-backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors.

    More than one person can be nominated per company, for example, in the case of joint founders or family owned businesses. In such an instance, they would participate as one team.

    Entrepreneurs eligible for consideration include:

    Leaders of multi generation family

    businesses

    Transformational public and private

    company CEOs who have an

    equity stake in the business.

    Previous nominees and

    finalists

    Company founders

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  • What you will be required to do

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  • What you will be required to do

    Shortlist by selecti

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