Finalists of Russian Entrepreneur of Year Award Announced
OREANDA-NEWS On 15 October was announced, that the Russian Entrepreneur Of The Year Award ceremony will be held in Moscow on 20 November 2008. Finalists have been selected by an independent jury.
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists and the list of nominations of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in Russia. The international Entrepreneur Of The Year contest has been held by Ernst & Young for 22 years and is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The competition has grown to encompass 35 cities in 50 countries.
The contest selects and honors entrepreneurs who have made the most important contributions to the development of a national economic sector. Russia joined the initiative in 2003, and each year the winner at the national level represents the country at the international contest.
This week, the independent jury of the Russian Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2008 also selected the main categories for nomination: Business Innovations, Information Technology, Small Business, Master of Business, Young Entrepreneur, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Retail Chains, Trade, and Services.
The national award winner will represent Russia at the international final ceremony, which will take place in Monte Carlo in the spring of 2009.
The following finalists were selected in 2008:
Abubakirov, Yan Nikolaevich, NPO Tetra Electric, St. Petersburg
Ayrapetyan, Ludmila Anatolievna, ZAO Audit Company Art-Audit, Moscow
Akopov, Alexander Zavenovich, AMEDIA, Moscow
Alekhin, Leonid Stepanovich, Kazanorgsintez, Kazan
Beloglazov, Vladimir Ivanovich, Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Novodvinsk
Busyguin, Vladimir Mikhailovich, Nizhnekamsknefekhim, Nizhnekamsk
Byakov, Yuri Aleksandrovich, B.A.C., Moscow
Voskoboinikova, Natalia Ivanovna, Chernovsky khleb – trade chain, Miass
Vykhodtsev, Serguey Vladimirivich, Velle, St. Petersburg
Golosov, Serguey Aleksandrovich, Trikotazhopttog, Moscow
Dmitriev, Grigory Gemfrievich, InComA, Ltd, Moscow
Ivanov, Eugueny Ivanovich, Polus Zoloto, Moscow
Ivanov, Mikhail Sergueevich, Publishing house "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber", Moscow
Ilyasov, Radik Sabitovich, Nizhnekamskshina, Nizhnekamask
Isaikin, Alexey Ivanovich, Group of companies Volga-Dnepr, Moscow
Kasperskaya, Natalia Ivanovna, Kaspersky Laboratory, Moscow
Kolobov, Alexander Grigorievich, Shokoladnitsa coffee shop chain, Moscow
Kulikov, Grigory Lvovich, MIEL Holding, Moscow
Lopukhov, Arkady Ivanovich, OOO Arloni, Moscow
Merenkov, Alexander Vladimirovich, Insurance company Severnaya Kazna, Ekaterinburg
Morenkov, Serguey Nikolaevich, Union of Companies Strategya Rost, St Petersburg
Nersisyan, Tigran Yakovlevich, Group of companies Borodino, Moscow
Panferov, Vitaly Valentinovich, Trade house Tsaritsino, Moscow
Proskurina, Olga Vasilievna, Law company Expert, Rostov on Don
Rakhimov, Ildar Rafkatovich, Almakom, Sterlitamak
Sadovin, Vladimir Albertovich, Azbuka vkusa, Moscow
Titov, Anton Mikhailovich, Obuv Rossii, Novosibirsk
Fedorov, Alexander Nikolaevich, Group Wild Orchid, Moscow
Khazov, Mikhail Borisovich, KOSMOTEROS GROUP, Moscow
Shmerkevich, Alexander Borisovich, Medical Di Center , Engels
Yakovlev, Oleg Nikolaevich, BANANA MAMA, Moscow
"Entrepreneurship is one of the key elements and prerequisites for a country's economic development. It promotes job creation and implementation of new technologies," said Andrey Pozhalov, director of the Russian Entrepreneur Of The Year program. "Participants in Russia have distinguished themselves not only through the expertise achieved through their hard work, but also for their strategic vision, leadership and proactive approach to their businesses. They follow the principles of openness and transparency in their work, they do responsible business, they give substantial attention to corporate governance issues, training and development of their staff, raising the competitive advantage of Russian goods and services, and continuous personal development. Most awardees this year are entrepreneurs whose businesses have grown over the last five to eight years and have been successfully developing in various regions of Russia. In holding the national Entrepreneur Of The Year program as part of the international contest of the same name, we strive to find and celebrate in this country and abroad the bright and talented businesspeople who achieved success in the Russian market and are now entering the international entrepreneurial community, thus promoting a more favorable business image of Russia in the world.”