Strong entrepreneurs have characterized the competition from the beginning. Of an average of 40 nominees per year, five at most will become an Entrepreneur Of The Year. The following personalities are new members of this exclusive circle.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Switzerland
– award winners of 2020

Avni Orllati
Delegated administrator,
Groupe Orllati SA

Green preparatory construction work sectors
Category: Industry, High-Tech & Life Sciences
Founding year: 1995

Marek Dutkiewicz
Owner & founder,
HR Campus AG

Technology provider for human resources
Category: Services & Commerce
Founding year: 1998

Patrick Firmenich
Chairman of the Board, Firmenich

Perfume and taste sector
Category: Family Business
Founding year: 1895

Michael Born & Karim Nemr
CEO & CBO, PXL Vision AG

Digital identity verification solutions
Category: Emerging Entrepreneur
Founding year:

Master Entrepreneur: Daniel Borel, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Logitech


With the “Master Entrepreneur” award, the Entrepreneur Of The Year jury has the opportunity to honour outstanding personalities for their life’s work. This year it is taking this opportunity again and granting the award to Daniel Borel.


EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Switzerland
– award winners of 2019

Fabio Ronga
CEO, beqom SA

Software solutions for entreprise-wide salary management
Category: Trade/Services
Founding year: 2009
Number of employees: 121

Stefan & Christian Ganzoni
Owners, SIGVARIS Holding

Medical textiles
Category: Family Business
Founding year: 1864
Number of employees: 1743

Patrick Thévoz
& Adrien Briod
Co-Founders, Flyability SA

Industrial inspection drones
Category: Emerging Entrepreneur
Founding year: 2014
Number of employees: 85


Ueli Jost
Chairman, Veriset AG

Kitchen manufacturing
Category: Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences
Founding year: 1999
Number of employees: 300

Master Entrepreneur: Dr Beat Curti


With the “Master Entrepreneur” award, the Entrepreneur Of The Year jury has the opportunity to honour outstanding personalities for their life’s work. This year it is taking this opportunity again and granting the award to Dr Beat Curti.


Welcome to the Hall of Fame Switzerland

Learn more about our previous EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Switzerland Award winners.