Zurich, October 28, 2017 – Webrepublic founder and CEO Tom Hanan named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Tom Hanan, founder and Managing Director of the digital marketing agency Webrepublic, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 in the Retail/Service category in Switzerland. The award ceremony was held yesterday in Interlaken. Webrepublic was founded in Zurich in August 2009 by Tom Hanan and Tobias Zehnder and currently employs 135 members of staff.

Tom Hanan on the EY Award: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year.’” But the success of Webrepublic is a team effort that is only possible thanks to the work of our employees and our customers’ willingness to implement innovative projects with us. I’m particularly proud of our company culture: Our employees, the Webrepublicans, are smart, revolutionary and passionate. And they share my mission: creating advertising that works for the client and the target group.”


Thomas Hanan won over the jury as an entrepreneur with keen digital instincts who assumes responsibility as an employer. He owes his success to a coherent overall package comprised of a strong staff, innovation and passion – the prize is well deserved.

Heinrich Christen

EY Partner

Further information

  • More information about the EY award is available here.
  • Photos of Tom Hanan are available here and here.
  • More information about Webrepublic is available here.