Doris Hsu has secured the title „EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year“. In the June 8 election in Monaco, Hsu, Chairwoman and CEO of GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. against the competition from 45 countries.

dr Joachim Kuhn, CEO of va-Q-tec AG, represented Germany in the competition. Last year in Germany he was awarded the „EY Entrepreneur Of The Year“ award in the „Innovation“ category.

Doris Hsu is a visionary entrepreneur with a great passion for innovation and sustainability. For more than a decade she has been the driving force behind the meteoric rise of GlobalWafers. She led a series of successful mergers and acquisitions that transformed the company’s product portfolio and expanded its operations into Europe. In 2015, Hsu successfully floated GlobalWafers and today the company is the third largest wafer manufacturer in the world.

Carmine Di Sibio , CEO of EY Global, said: „We are in a time when entrepreneurs are taking the lead in tackling global challenges. This year’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, Doris Hsu, embodies that type of entrepreneur. Not only have their vision and drive built an industry-leading company that has created thousands of jobs and helped make a significant local and global economic impact, but their passion for building a better functioning world is what this event is truly about Congratulations to Doris on being named this year’s EY World Entrepreneur of The Year winner.”

va-Q-tec AG represented Germany

Whether cold or hot: When it comes to insulation technology, va-Q-tec AG from Würzburg is one of the most innovative medium-sized German companies. The model for the insulation performance of the va-Q-box is a vacuum insulation technology that has also proven itself in space travel. The vacuum insulation panels developed by va-Q-tec work on the principle of the „thermos flask“. Founded in 2001, the group is a pioneer in an industry that is actively working on climate protection and is constantly developing new, more energy-efficient and resource-saving solutions for numerous industries. Be it on land in the form of heat and cold storage elements in cars or in the air in the form of special containers for transport above the clouds.

About the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition

The „EY Entrepreneur Of The Year“ award honors entrepreneurial excellence in over 50 countries worldwide. In Germany, the prize will be awarded for the 27th time in 2023: an independent jury selects the winners in the various categories as well as an honorary award winner. A company represents Germany in the election for “EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year”. The competition is supported in Germany by well-known companies and the media. These include LGT, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and manager magazin. 

EY at a glance

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EY offers both large and medium-sized companies an extensive portfolio of services: auditing, tax advice, legal advice, strategy and transactions, consulting and real estate advice.

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