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  • World Entrepreneur Of The Year - Keynote interview Narayana Murthy - EY - Global
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  • Entrepreneurs without borders: Collaborating to build a better world - EY - Global
    a lively session with a decision to collaborate on a multinational project addressing the global refugee crisis As Bassoul of The Middleby Corporation said there are now 50 million refugees in the world 68 of whom are women and girls Their collaboration born here at World Entrepreneur Of The Year will have many moving parts including multifunction portable toasting ovens polystyrene building blocks and ecologically responsible farm systems all enabled by micro financing approaches to women clients Women need to be empowered within themselves said Riria of Kenya Women Holding KWH Group She has overseen growth where the bank serves more than 1 3 million women and has disbursed more than 1 9b over 20 years and 99 of those loans have been completely repaid Tan of IRIS Corporation Bhd demonstrated his latest invention a polystyrene building block that can create sturdy housing which then can become the heart a family s ecologically sustainable and profitable farm Bassoul was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon and his interest in the plight of refugees remains central Today his company supplies commercial cooking equipment for one out of every three restaurants worldwide Why can t we use our technology to change the world he asked himself His answer a portable toaster which holds 32 patents and can also recharge a cell phone Something to encourage the husbands to come home Bassoul said The conversation moved to the lobby where the panel met with enthusiastic audience members and continued to define their new initiative Selim A Bassoul Chairman and CEO The Middleby Corporation US EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 US Selim is Chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation the world leader in commercial residential and food processing equipment When Selim took the reins at Middleby he focused on the commercial kitchen side of the business and stressed innovations that would lead to energy savings speed of cooking safety labor reduction product quality and consistency That focus has led to an exponential growth of the company and today one out of every three restaurants worldwide uses Middleby cooking equipment in its commercial kitchen Over the past 15 years Middleby s annual revenue has increased from US 100m to more than US 1b and nearly 50 brands around the world operate under the Middleby banner A native of Lebanon Selim attended the American University of Beirut where he received a BA in Business Administration with Distinction He later earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Moderator Morgan Clendaniel Senior Editor Co Exist Fast Company A former Olympic swimmer HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco has been married to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco since July 2011 Princess Charlene was born in Zimbabwe but moved with her family to South Africa in 1980 She began swimming at a very young age and won the country s national championship in 1996 In 2000 at the Sydney Olympic Games she and her team finished fifth That same year she also won

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  • Accelerating Entrepreneurs - EY - Global
    more than 300 people Walltopia which already exports to 50 countries is on a mission to turn indoor climbing from an isolated local sport into a global community It s innovative Harmonized System allows thousands of climbing wall design combinations for people to choose from and then share on a global network Ivaylo is also striving to make indoor climbing accessible to children He is planning to launch Funtopia globally within the next three to five years This innovative concept is geared toward bringing the love of climbing to young people Bulent Tekmen Turkey ininal After working as an IT engineer and consultant for years Bulent decided he wanted to do his own thing and became a serial entrepreneur co founding five internet start ups in just four years His new entrepreneurial life meant he had to travel often to the US While there he wanted the convenience of being able to use a debit card but he didn t have a US bank account That s when he discovered the prepaid cards that were widely used across the country Bulent took the idea back home to Turkey realizing this form of payment would be extremely useful to those in Turkey who didn t use banks providing them with access to financial services that would otherwise be out of reach Armed only with some plastic sample cards but with a lot of passion he received capital from angel investors in Turkey and launched ininal in 2012 Since then the bank for the unbanked as Bulent calls it has enjoyed spectacular growth becoming the fastest growing payment platform in the region The company s cards are now being sold and topped up at 15 000 locations across Turkey Customers can use the prepaid card to make purchases online or at any physical shop around the world that accepts MasterCard Gossy Ukanwoke Nigeria BAU Research and Development Gossy has been an innovator all his adult life In 2010 as a university student he created the Students Circle Network a social network for students that aggregates educational resources The project which prompted Forbes magazine to call him Nigeria s budding Mark Zuckerberg made Gossy realize that there simply weren t enough universities to accommodate the huge numbers of young Africans wanting to study further So three years ago Gossy started BAU Research and Development Nigeria s first online university BAU has the capacity to admit more than 60 000 students every year It has also forged crucial partnerships with the private sector notably with telecommunications companies device manufacturers and learning hubs These partnerships have allowed it to reduce the cost of access for students In mobile telephony dominated Africa easy mobile access to content is crucial for online businesses success Gossy is looking to expand BAU throughout East and West Africa He is also building Beni American University a physical university for those who wish to study on campus Growth Coaches H Raymond Bingham Advisory Director General Atlantic LLC EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 US Ray joined General Atlantic a global growth equity firm as a managing director in 2006 and he transitioned to Advisory Director in 2010 Ray s 30 year career spans businesses in high tech chemical engineering and real estate development with accomplishments in mergers and acquisitions global trade and venture capital In 2009 Ray was awarded the Outstanding Directors Award by the Financial Times and Outstanding Directors Exchange He helped found and serves as a director of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and he is a board member of the National Parks Conservation Association Ray earned a BS with honors from Weber State University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School Additionally he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Weber State University Diane Foreman Founder Chairman and CEO Emerald Group Ltd New Zealand Diane is one of New Zealand s most successful business women and she currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Emerald Group As leader of the Emerald Group and the Emerald Foods business empire Diane has investments in New Zealand health care manufacturing in New Zealand and the US high level recruitment and a boutique hotel on Auckland s North Shore Movenpick Killinchy Gold Heavenly Treats Lite Licks Chateau Premium and iconic brand New Zealand Natural are all part of the Emerald Foods family of brands Diane is a former deputy of the Business Roundtable and has also worked with a number of charities including the Ferguson Foreman Foundation As one of New Zealand s leading entrepreneurs Diane has many years of experience running and growing successful businesses in health property recruitment and consumer products In 2014 she was named an EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program Ambassador and Forbes Asia magazine recognized her as one of Asia s 50 most powerful women Edgar Bronfman Jr Managing Partner Accretive LLC Edgar is Managing Partner at Accretive a firm that specializes in creating companies to solve important problems in large industries and Executive Chairman of Global Thermostat a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and other sources He is the former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music one of the world s largest music companies During his tenure Warner Music was named one of Fortune magazine s Most Admired Companies in 2007 and in 2009 it was recognized as one of the World s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine Edgar serves on the boards of InterActiveCorp and Accretive Health He is Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Global a nonprofit organization pioneering a new approach to international development He also serves on the board of New York University Elaine A and Kenneth G Langone Medical Center Ken Goldman CFO Yahoo Inc US Ken is CFO of Yahoo responsible for the company s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis controllership tax treasury and investor relations Most recently Ken was CFO of Fortinet He served as Senior Vice

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  • The Power of Three – how entrepreneurs, corporations and governments can work together to achieve - EY - Global
    a poor proposition said Emil Tedeschi of Atlantic Grupa A surprise consensus was that funding for entrepreneurs may no longer be the massive issue that it once was Panelists viewed as a larger challenge the cultural reluctance to embrace failure as a necessary part of entrepreneurship Emil said You can t create value without failure It s normal in business to fail But in Croatia if you fail no one will speak to you p p There was general agreement on the need for more education about what entrepreneurship is A final piece of advice from Marco Veremis of Upstream S A If you ve run a successful business act as an angel investor to your own employees And not only with advice with money Austin Avuru Managing Director and CEO SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Nigeria Under Austin s leadership SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company has become the leading independent oil and gas operator in Nigeria with an average daily production of 70 000 barrels as of December 2014 SEPLAT became a publicly listed company in April 2014 when it pioneered a dual listing on the London and Nigeria Stock Exchanges This historic event earned the company awards as Best African Listing and Mid Cap of the Year Since founding SEPLAT in 2009 Austin has led the company with strong and transparent governance He also has put in place highly motivated employees and built strong relationships with key local communities Austin is a geologist by training who has worked with the Nigerian Government in various capacities He is an accomplished industry writer and a fellow and past President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists Taavi Kotka Government CIO Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Estonia Taavi is the Estonian Government CIO and a board member of many information and communications technology initiatives in Estonia He has been behind many Estonian e government initiatives such as e residency the data embassy and the no legacy policy Taavi has a strong private sector background He started his career as a programmer rapidly rising to a managing director position at Nortal the most successful software development company in the region He is an angel investor or founder of many innovative start up companies including zeroturnaround com and plumbr eu Taavi was the President of the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and he was named European CIO of the Year 2014 by ICTSpring He is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Estonia Taavi has an MS in Engineering and pursued PhD studies at Tallinn University of Technology Emil Tedeschi President and CEO Atlantic Grupa Emil is the founder and majority shareholder of Atlantic Grupa He previously was Director of Meteor Paper Milan the Italian subsidiary of Meteor Holding London which at the time was one of the largest paper trading companies in Europe Through his work with political bodies Emil was actively engaged in moving Croatia closer to membership in the European Union EU

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  • Moving up, moving in: The impact of urbanization and the rising middle class in growth markets - EY - Global
    the rising middle class in growth markets Inside Overview Videos Road to Monaco Past winners FAQs Judging process Country programs and contacts Contact us Insights on entrepreneurship Read what keynotes and winning entrepreneurs had to say at this year s World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum in Monaco Share 60 Register Watch Live Watch On Demand Soon more than 1 million people a week will be moving into the city the equivalent of eight New York s springing from the ground each year The growing urbanization of humanity has reached a turning point said Arif Masood Naqvi Founder and Group Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group it has become a trend that cannot be stopped Even more important this shift offers an enormous opportunity for global growth because when people move from the country to the city their patterns of consumption change As the urban population mushrooms the city as an economic and political unit will continue to grow in importance Urban populations especially in what Naqvi terms global growth markets will shape the future of capitalism and humanity Consider that 60 of global growth will occur in about 500 cities around the world Add that cities are responsible for two thirds of the world s carbon emissions and consume 75 of the world s energy and it becomes clear that cities will become the engines of economic growth surpassing even countries And those cities will have needs a great many needs The whole opportunity set facing us is very large said Naqvi who was interviewed by Andrew Bainbridge Global Head Commercial Clients at Standard Chartered These cities are going to need more of everything including infrastructure education health care and so much more p p The Abraaj Group and private equity in general can help companies around the world meet these needs Naqvi said If we can cause each of 100 companies to spend 1 million in the communities in which they operate then we will cause 100 million to be spent in the right manner across the world Moderator Andrew Bainbridge Global Head Commercial Clients Standard Chartered Bank Andrew is the Global Head Commercial Clients for Standard Chartered Bank He previously was the Chief Risk Officer West for Standard Chartered Bank and the Senior Regional Credit Officer Western Hemisphere for Wholesale Banking Andrew is also the Chair of the Infrastructure Crisis Facility Debt Pool and the Chair of GuarantCo Limited The Infrastructure Crisis Facility Debt Pool is a German Government funded initiative to help to fund gaps in infrastructure finance created by the global financial crisis GuarantCo enhances local currency debt issuance by the infrastructure sector in lower income countries sponsored by the governments of Netherlands Sweden Switzerland and UK Prior to joining Standard Chartered Andrew was the CEO of BMI Bank in Bahrain Before BMI Andrew worked for Barclays in a variety of roles He holds an LLB and is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors Southern

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  • Making digital disruption your competitive edge - EY - Global
    of smartphone internet usage and the mobile market growing by an estimated 1 billion new users every few years the mobile space is unquestionably dynamic Ken Goldman of Yahoo said However other technologies such as artificial intelligence AI the Internet of Things and data analytics are having a major impact on the world as we know it Li explained how Baidu s AI Lab in Silicon Valley is feeding the technologies of tomorrow into the company s business model of today for example new visual recognition software is transforming how its customers use internet search Deciding which opportunities to follow and whether to buy or build requires both sound data and metrics Goldman said but in the end he added There is no substitute for instinct Moderated by Kevin Delaney Editor in Chief Quartz Kevin J Delaney Editor in Chief and Co President Quartz Kevin is Editor in Chief and Co President of Quartz the global business news site from Atlantic Media launched in 2012 at qz com He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade with that time split between postings in Paris and San Francisco While covering internet companies such as Google Twitter and Facebook he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age He was named managing editor of WSJ com where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal s online readership and he championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes Early in his career Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney magazine and a TV producer in Montreal He has a degree in History from Yale and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Hearst digital media professional in residence at Columbia University Ken Goldman CFO Yahoo Inc Ken is CFO of Yahoo responsible for the company s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis controllership tax treasury and investor relations Most recently Ken was CFO of Fortinet He served as Senior Vice President Finance and Administration and CFO of Siebel CRM Systems Excite Home and Sybase He also serves on the boards of Gigamon NXP Semiconductors Yahoo Japan TriNet GoPro and several private companies Ken is a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board s Standing Advisory Group He previously was a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University and was designated as Emeritus Trustee He also was a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession a public committee that made recommendations in September 2008 to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School Jennifer Li Chief Financial Officer Baidu Inc China Jennifer has served as Baidu s Chief Financial Officer since March 2008 She is in charge of Baidu s finance and accounting marketing and communications and other key areas Prior to joining Baidu Jennifer served as Controller

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  • Building and sustaining a powerhouse global brand - EY - Global
    Building and sustaining a powerhouse global brand Muhtar Kent Chairman and CEO The Coca Cola Company Interviewed by Mark Weinberger CEO and Chairman EY Inside Overview Videos Road to Monaco Past winners FAQs Judging process Country programs and contacts Contact us Insights on entrepreneurship Read what keynotes and winning entrepreneurs had to say at this year s World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum in Monaco Share Register Watch Live Watch On Demand Refreshing the world When you have one of the most recognized brands around the globe product extension would be a logical path to growth But when the brand is Coca Cola that s not likely to happen anytime soon I don t have any plans to expand out of the consumer beverage category said Muhtar Kent Chairman and CEO of The Coca Cola Company It s an honor to be in the business of refreshing the world This doesn t mean innovation is off the table Kent imagines a future with more individualized options such as home dispensers He also believes in staying ahead of macro trends that predict an aging population in some parts of the world with an exploding youth market in others the growth of the global middle class hyperconnectivity and water scarcity No matter what the consumers bottlers and retailers are the focus Don t have a monologue with the market don t just throw new products out there have a dialogue instead Kent said Mass market does not preclude mass personalization Kent said one of his favorite ad campaigns was Share a Coke and he handed an EY branded Coke can to interviewer EY Global Chairman CEO Mark A Weinberger As a management trainee Kent rode the bottling truck for rounds of meetings with Coke s retailers learning early on about the importance of one on one contact with Coke s stakeholders Today he has instilled a culture that ensures 80 of all meetings be external We need to meet with our stakeholders not with each other Muhtar Kent Chairman and CEO The Coca Cola Company Muhtar joined The Coca Cola Company in Atlanta in 1978 and has held a variety of marketing and operations leadership roles throughout his career in markets across Europe Asia and the Middle East In 2005 Muhtar was appointed President of Coca Cola International responsible for overseeing all operations outside of North America In 2006 he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer and in 2008 he was elevated to President and CEO He was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2009 Muhtar is active in the global business community He is Co chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center s CEO Council on Health and Innovation a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association a member of the Business Roundtable a member of the Board and past Co chair of The Consumer Goods Forum immediate past Chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum a past Chairman of the US China Business

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  • Technologies that are reshaping the future – today - EY - Global
    for entrepreneurs The internet will continue to change everything including your business Jason Port of Quirky said the Internet of Things will create even smarter homes and businesses where everything from light switches to valves are remote controlled He termed it controlling your life with an app You better know how this will affect your company s offerings and the security issues it raises Create workspace that encourages innovation You can t design a workspace without technology unless it s intentional said Laurence Negroni of Steelcase Inc explaining that her company designs some technology free zones that allow people to rejuvenate and reflect Also use open office spaces to encourage collaboration communication and socialization Seed disruption Don t just stay alert to companies that will change your industry Use partnerships collaboration and start up seed funds in order to stay close to these potential disruptors advised Avi Reichental of 3D Systems Don t have customers have fans You can only do that by creating a culture that delivers distinctly excellent products said Nokia s Risto Siilasmaa Also a community of passionate advocates will make it easier for you to license your technology into a wider range of products The kids are alright If you want some fresh ideas plug into children s ideas Reichental said His company gives away 3 D printers to kids to spur innovation Quirky s Port agreed He cited the innovative toothpaste dispenser his company helped bring to market It was invented by a 9 year old Laurence Negroni EMEA Brand Communication Director Steelcase Inc US Laurence is EMEA Brand Communication Director for Steelcase the world s leading provider of office furnishings and innovative workspace solutions Named to this role in December 2013 she leads an EMEA team responsible for all internal and external brand communication and experience Previously Laurence led the design and sales expertise function including field marketing communication sales training and support to strategic projects in France a role she assumed in 2011 She has held a variety of sales leadership roles since joining Steelcase France in 2003 Laurence holds a bachelor s degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Aix en Provence France She is also a graduate of Sully Business School in Marseille France Jason Port Founding Investor Quirky US Jason is a business executive with more than 15 years of managerial experience in technology media and entertainment and consumer products venture investments He has been an early stage investor and is highly proficient at identifying developing and executing exemplary business models As an early employee at Sportsline com Jason helped to rapidly grow the company before it was acquired by CBS in 2004 He is the founding investor at Quirky where he now serves as a strategic board member and he was an early investor and advisor in several other ventures including Normal Ears Lowercase Ventures Uber Twitter Kidozen NumberFire JumpForward LittleBits and mParticle Jason serves on the boards of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the

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