Pour prétendre au titre d’EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, il faut faire preuve d’esprit entrepreneurial et de leadership. Dès le début, la compétition a été marquée par des personnalités entrepreneuriales fortes.

Les entrepreneurs osent prendre des risques. Ils évaluent les options, investissent dans leur vision et sont de nature optimiste. Sur une moyenne de 40 candidats par année, cinq au maximum peuvent devenir EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. Les personnalités entrepreneuriales suivantes sont en lice pour accéder à ce cercle exclusif en 2020.


Winners 2020

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

Industrie/High-Tech/Life Sciences

Avni Orllati, Delegated administrator, Groupe Orllati SA

In 1995 at the age of 21, Avni and his brother created their own business and started with small demolition. Today, Groupe Orllati is a leader in the field of green construction in Suisse romande employing over 850 people. The company is specialized in all sectors of the preparatory construction work such as demolition, earthworks, sanitation, special works, geothermy and recycling raw materials. Avni is honored as finalist for his hard work, dedication and innovation – a truly inspiring Swiss success story.
www.orllati.ch

Commerce/Services

Marek Dutkiewicz, Owner & founder, HR Campus AG

As a Polish refugee, Marek Dutkiewicz founded in 1998 the company HR Campus as a technology provider for human resources. Today HR Campus is the leading HR supplier in Switzerland with more than 170 employees, dedicated to HR excellence. The portfolio of HR Campus includes HR strategy consulting, HR software implementation and HR services across the entire employee life cycle. Marek became a finalist because his resume shows that true entrepreneurship is about having the courage to break the norm.
www.hr-campus.ch

Family Business

Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich

Firmenich was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895 and has been family-owned for 125 years. It is the world’s largest privately-owned Perfume and Taste Company, with a presence across +100 countries, employing 10,000 people around the world. The company is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability. Patrick is an entrepreneur of rare stature. He successfully led the company’s global expansion during his 12-year tenure as CEO, and serves as Chairman of the Board since 2016.
www.firmenich.com

Emerging Entrepreneur

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

Michael Born and Karim Nemr met at Dacuda (EOY winner 2012) and decided to continue their entrepreneurial journey together by founding PXL Vision. Today, PXL Vision offers a technology platform for fully automated digital identity verification and mobile customer onboarding. PXL Vision’s mission is to bring trust to digital interactions by enabling verifiable digital identities worldwide. Michael and Karim, on behalf of all PXL Vision founders, are honoured as finalists as PXL Vision was able to become the leading Swiss provider of digital identity verification solutions within less than three years.
www.pxl-vision.com

Master Entrepreneur

Daniel Borel, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Logitech

Logitech founder honored for life’s work

Daniel Borel co-founded Logitech in 1981 and served as CEO of the manufacturer of computer mice from 1992 to 1998. From 1988 to 2007, he chaired the board of directors and served as a member until 2015. In 1988, Daniel Borel led Logitech through its initial public offering on the SWX Swiss Exchange and in 1997 through its subsequent public offering in the US on the Nasdaq stock market. Today, Logitech’s headquarters are in Switzerland, its engineers and researchers work in the US and its products are manufactured in Asia. It is one of very few Swiss companies to be listed on the Nasdaq.

Finalistes 2020

Industrie/High-Tech/Life Sciences

Avni Orllati, Delegated administrator, Groupe Orllati SA

In 1995 at the age of 21, Avni and his brother created their own business and started with small demolition. Today, Groupe Orllati is a leader in the field of green construction in Suisse romande employing over 850 people. The company is specialized in all sectors of the preparatory construction work such as demolition, earthworks, sanitation, special works, geothermy and recycling raw materials. Avni is honored as finalist for his hard work, dedication and innovation – a truly inspiring Swiss success story.
www.orllati.ch

Hans Nagel & Gregor Stücheli, Partner & Owner, Inventx AG

Hans Nagel and Gregor Stücheli founded Inventx 2010 as an IT business partner for banks. Today, Inventx is the service provider and digitization partner of choice for leading finance and insurance companies with 280 IT & finance industry professionals serving its clients. Main focus of the company: digitization and IT-solutions, such as Cloud or Open Banking products, where the company is innovation leader. The two entrepreneurs became finalists 2020 because their company shapes the future competitiveness of the whole Swiss financial industry.
www.inventx.ch

Wim Ouboter, CEO, Micro Mobility Systems AG

Founded 1999, Wim Ouboter today works with his two sons, Merlin and Oliver, to micro-mobilize the world.Today, Micro Mobility Systems, is the #1 global brand for short way mobility; scooters, e-scooters and kickboards.And the pioneering achievement still goes on: In 2020, the family presented the Microlino, a small electric car for urban mobility. Wim is honored as finalist for his tireless efforts to shape a trend towards a global brand.
www.micro-mobility.com

Commerce/Services

Marek Dutkiewicz, Owner & founder, HR Campus AG

As a Polish refugee, Marek Dutkiewicz founded in 1998 the company HR Campus as a technology provider for human resources. Today HR Campus is the leading HR supplier in Switzerland with more than 170 employees, dedicated to HR excellence. The portfolio of HR Campus includes HR strategy consulting, HR software implementation and HR services across the entire employee life cycle. Marek became a finalist because his resume shows that true entrepreneurship is about having the courage to break the norm.
www.hr-campus.ch

Vincent Gonet, CEO, Point Prod Actua SA

Created in 1996, Point Prod Actua started with the objective to develop entertainment programs. Today, the company is a leading audiovisual content provider for the major European broadcasters as well as the private sector. Point Prod Actua successfully manages the entire audiovisual production cycle, from design to funding and from production to broadcast. Vincent is recognized as finalist for his visionary leadership and early anticipation of the future synergies between audiovisual and digital.
www.pointprod.ch

Jan Schibli, Owner & Board Delegate, Schibli Group

The 32-year-old Jan Schibli took over this third-generation family-run Group, founded in 1937. Schibli specializes in electrical engineering, renewable energy, facility management services, IT, communication and automation. In 15 years, Jan doubled the workforce and today the Group is one of the largest universal electro-technical service providers in German-speaking Switzerland. Jan is recognized as a finalist because he demonstrates that traditional craftsmanship is also an important part of our future.
www.schibli.com

Family Business

Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich

Firmenich was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895 and has been family-owned for 125 years. It is the world’s largest privately-owned Perfume and Taste Company, with a presence across +100 countries, employing 10,000 people around the world. The company is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability. Patrick is an entrepreneur of rare stature. He successfully led the company’s global expansion during his 12-year tenure as CEO, and serves as Chairman of the Board since 2016.
www.firmenich.com

Andreas Michel, Chairman & CEO, Michel Gruppe AG

Andreas Michel changed to the family health care business after working twenty years in leading positions in the automotive area. The family operates health care institutions and is provider of different other services as well. The group is one of the largest employers in the Bernese Oberland and is constantly improving its medical expertise. Andreas became a finalist because he shows entrepreneurial strength and foresight in an economically fragile region.
www.michel-gruppe.ch

Caroline Studer, CEO & Board Delegate, M. Opitz & Co. AG

Founded 1938 by a woman, Mila d’Opiz is in third generation still in a woman’s hand. The company is a manufacturer developer and filler of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Caroline today works with her daughter to prepare the company for the 4th female generation. Caroline is honored as a finalist because she continues a family tradition that is very rare and very precious in Switzerland.
www.m-opitz.com

Emerging Entrepreneur

Raphaël Gindrat & Anne Mellano, CEO & Co-Founders, Bestmile SA

Bestmile was born when the co-founders worked on managing one of the first pilot tests of autonomous vehicles in Europe. The company provides a cloud technology leveraging the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle global mobility challenges. Bestmile enables fleet operators to move more people with fewer vehicles, delighting passengers and reducing urban congestion and pollution. Raphaël and Anne are finalists because of their impressive track record as pioneers and leading global company in the autonomous mobility industry.
www.bestmile.com

Urs Frey, Co-Founder & CEO, MaxWell Biosystems AG

Urs Frey developed an electronic biosensor at ETH Zurich, worked with the pioneers of stem cell research in Japan and co-founded MaxWell Biosystems AG at the interface of these novel technologies in 2016. Today, MaxWell Biosystems is a world-leading provider of brain cell imaging technology for investigating the clinical potential of drugs. At the heart of the technology is a tiny sensor containing more than 26.000 pixels which can monitor the activity of thousands of neurons. Urs became a finalist because it is precisely this type of precision instruments that makes Switzerland famous worldwide.
www.mxwbio.com

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

Michael Born and Karim Nemr met at Dacuda (EOY winner 2012) and decided to continue their entrepreneurial journey together by founding PXL Vision. Today, PXL Vision offers a technology platform for fully automated digital identity verification and mobile customer onboarding. PXL Vision’s mission is to bring trust to digital interactions by enabling verifiable digital identities worldwide. Michael and Karim, on behalf of all PXL Vision founders, are honoured as finalists as PXL Vision was able to become the leading Swiss provider of digital identity verification solutions within less than three years.
www.pxl-vision.com

Master Entrepreneur

Le jury indépendant a également la possibilité de récompenser une personnalité entrepreneuriale exceptionnelle pour l’œuvre de toute une vie, en lui décernant un prix de Master Entrepreneur. Le nom de la personne qui recevra ce prix cette année est gardé secret jusqu’au gala de remise des prix.


Nominés 2020

Tous les nominés accèdent également au réseau exclusif EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.

Industrie/High-Tech/Life Sciences

Stefano Doninelli, CEO & Founder, DOS Group SA

Full IT service company, from system architecture to technical support.
www.dos-group.com

Andy Tonazzi, CEO, Konplan Systemhaus AG

Engineering of mechatronic systems for medicine, design and other industries.
www.konplan.com

Ernst Kühni, Chairman, Kühni AG

Timber construction company from carpentry to general contracting.
www.kuehni.ch

Marco Rast & Cédric Riwar, Managing Partner, Vision-Inside AG

Planning and implementation of total solutions in multimedia, electronics and telecom.
www.vision-inside.ch

Hans-Ulrich Müller, Chairman, werk14 AG

Developer and manufacturer of components in the semiconductor, telco and construction.
www.werk14.ch

Commerce/Services

Martin Uster, CEO, Brauerei Baar AG

Beer brewery in Baar since 1862.
www.brauereibaar.ch

Bruno Schefer, Headcoach, Cosanum AG

Health logistics focussed on medical, hotel and occupational safety products.
www.cosanum.ch

Jean-Pierre Mitard, Chairman & Director, Duvoisin-Groux SA

Construction company, focussed on networks, energy, telecoms, rail and lighting.
www.duvoisin-groux.ch

Valentin Spiess, CEO & Chairman, iArt

Global leader in creating spaces for encounters between people and technology.
www.iart.ch

Grégoire Ribordy, CEO, ID Quantique SA

A world leader in quantum-safe crypto solutions.
www.idquantique.com

Franz-Xaver Leonhardt, CEO & Co-Owner, Krafft Gruppe

Group of hotels, wine bars, brewery and gastronomy.
www.krafftgruppe.ch

Andreas Kümin, Owner & Chairman, Kümin Group AG

Group of companies for office supplies, stationery and bookstores.
www.kuemin-group.ch

Julie & Michaël Monney, Co-CEOs, Laurastar SA

World leader in professional ironing systems for individuals.
www.laurastar.ch

Christian Vaglio-Giors, CEO, Neo Advertising SA

Outdoor advertising in premium locations like airports, shopping malls and POS.
www.neoadvertising.ch

Davide Berra, President, Pharus Holding SA

Asset management company, specialised in the management of private clients.
www.pharusmanagement.ch

Gregory Feret, Co-Founder & CEO, Qualibroker Group SA

Leading Swiss insurance broker, the preferred partner for risk management.
www.qualibroker.ch

Stephan Suter, CEO & Chairman, The House Agency AG

Communication agency with focus on the phases of the customer journey.
www.thehouse.agency

Family Business

Irene & Rolf Hunkeler, Delegates, 1a hunkeler AG

Timber construction, made to measure, renovation and new construction, since 1774.
www.1a-hunkeler.ch

Philippe & Frédéric Rouvinez & Véronique Besson-Rouvinez, Directors, Domaines Rouvinez SA

Wineries and wine growing over 86 hectares.
www.famillerouvinez.com

Marco Killer, Chairman & Owner, Killer Interior AG

Shopfitting partner and specialist for shop fittings and individual interior fittings.
www.killer.ch

Emerging Entrepreneur

Siddhi Mehta, Founder/Chief Multitasker, 108 Foods Services SA

Bakery and confectionery of organic, plant-based, vegan and gluten-free products.
www.rhythm108.com

David Gugelmann, Founder & CEO, Exeon Analytics AG

Award-winning developper of products to fight cyber attacks.
www.exeon.ch

Gian-Mattia Schucan, Founder & CEO, Fairtiq AG

Electronic ticket systems and applications for public transport.
www.fairtiq.com

Roman Hartmann & Tobias Schubert, CEO & Founder, Farmy AG

Delivery service of 10.000 handpicked products from over 900 regional producers.
www.farmy.ch

Rolf Huber, Chairman, H2 Energy AG

Carbon-free energy, based on hydrogen, 100% renewable and energy self-sufficient.
www.h2energy.ch

Sergej & Sascha Toedtli, Chairman & CEO, Hicof AG

Production lines for track & trace coding and final packaging for the pharma industry.
www.hicof.com

Mélanie Guittet & Cristina Mihalachioiu & Manu Lubrano,
Co-Founders, Involi SA

Air traffic awareness and collision avoidance systems.
www.involi.com

Claudia Bolliger-Winkler, CEO, Lionstep AG

Digital talent acquisition applications in the field of ICT, marketing, sales and finance.
www.lionstep.com

Christophe Barman, Head of Corporate Governance, Loyco SA

One stop shop for outsourcing support functions in HR, finance, insurance and marketing.
www.loyco.ch

Christophe Rasch, Founder, MediaGo Conseil SA

Digital marketing specialist, creating content and dissemination on different media.
www.mediago.ch

Nicholas Hänny, Co-Founder & CEO, Nikin GmbH

Swiss fashion label, planting a tree for every sold product.
www.nikin.ch

Karin Bertschi, CEO & Chairman, Recycling-Paradies AG

Recycling collection points and disposal with experience character for young and old.
www.recycling-paradies.ch

Lynn Durham, Founder & CEO, Stalicla SA

Precision medicine for neurodevelopmental disorders.
www.stalicla.com

Michael Grabher, CEO, Swiss Can Machinery AG

Machines and components for filling and sealing cans with powder and dried products.
www.canmachinery.com

Rafael Waber, CEO, SwissShrimp AG

Europe’s largest shrimp farm, fresh and 100% without antibiotics.
www.swissshrimp.ch

Michael Wanner, CEO, Watson

News and entertainment for a new generation.
www.watson.ch

Gian Carlo Casparis, CEO, Wine Tours Switzerland

Wine tours in the Bündner Herrschaft including wine, culture and culinary delights.
www.wine-tours.ch


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