Vladimir Spiridonov, Aerofuels Group General Director, became Entrepreneur Of The Year® - 2013 Award winner has been awarded in the nomination B2B. Finals of the national round of the competition took place in Moscow on November 28th, where ten best entrepreneurs of the year on the independent jury opinion were announced.
This competition among business owners or companies top managers significantly contributing to business development and having turned their companies into competitive participants of the market or the branch of industry leader, has been held by EY (Ernst&Yang) company for 28 years and is rightfully considered the most prestigious international competition in the field of entrepreneur activity. Today it spreads over about 145 cities in more than 60 countries of the world.
This competition has been held in Russia for 11 years already. Preliminary rounds take place in many Russian regions, and in the result the independent jury members make the list of 30 winner nominees – entrepreneurs from different fields of economy. In 2013 Vladimir Spiridonov, Aerofuels Group, and Vitaliy Savelyev, Aeroflot, were the only two nominees representing aviation.
In spite of the fact that the competition is held with EY support and management, winners in nominations are awarded by the national jury consisting of independent experts – famous representatives of business and scientific communities. Winners selection criteria is quantitative indicators (the company turnover growth, income and workplaces growth), as well as qualitative indicators (innovations level in business activity, original products development, creative approach in marketing and supply, national and international markets development level, personnel development program implementation).
Entrepreneur Of The Year® program makes it possible to mark the most successful entrepreneurs giving opportunity to share their success story and to inspire others with their ideas. The first competition of Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award was held in1986 in the USA, in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For last five years more than 6500 entrepreneurs have become the participants of this competition and members of the entrepreneurs’ international association. They include managers of the companies known all over the world, with more than half of them joining NASDAQ-100. It is worth mentioning that success of many managers was marked by EY experts even before their companies entered this index.