EY presents the finalists of the 20th edition of the Entrepreneur Of The Year competition in Switzerland. Overall, 46 people from 44 international Swiss companies were entered for the award. The independent jury nominated 14 finalists, five of them from French-speaking Switzerland.

These entrepreneurs competing in the "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017" contest are split into four categories:


Trade/Services category:

  • Bernard Russi, Boas Gestion SA, Crissier, hotel/wellness industry, 1,654 employees
  • Simon Stampfli, Stampfli AG, Subingen, facility services, 519 full-time positions
  • Thomas Hanan, Webrepublic AG, Zurich, digital marketing, 102 employees


Emerging Entrepreneur category:

  • Dr. Christoph Gebald, Dr. Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks AG, Zurich, environmental technology, 32 employees
  • Dr. Yann Tissot, L.E.S.S. SA, Ecublens, lighting technology, 9 employees
  • Jurgi Camblong, Sophia Genetics SA, Saint-Sulpice, health technology, 40 employees



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