Mitchell Elegbe, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interswitch, and 48 other entrepreneurs, representing 49 countries will contest for this year’s Ernst & Young World of Entrepreneur of The Year Award.
Elegebe had previously won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for West Africa, according to a statement released by Ernst & Young on Thursday.
However, Elegbe and other country winners will be qualified into the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year ‘Hall of Fame’ for their outstanding entrepreneurial attainments and compete for the award at international level.
Ashish Bakhshi, the Senior Partner and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader for West Africa, said that the international event is a valuable opportunity for successful entrepreneurs to share their stories and inspire others.
Ashish believes that entrepreneurs are a vital part of the global economy. They bring new ideas and products to market, which creates jobs and wealth.
EY’s World Entrepreneur of the Year award, considered one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs, will be held in Monaco in June. The award celebrates global business leaders whose vision and innovation are transforming the business landscape through their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys.
James Mwangi, the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya, is a distinguished African entrepreneur. He is the first and only African to win the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.
This award is given to the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and it is a testament to Mwangi’s leadership and business acumen.