Kaswara Al-Khatib, Chairman and CEO of UTURN Entertainment, has been named Saudi Arabia’s first EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 by an independent panel of judges. Kaswara was chosen from a group of ten finalists, each a dynamic and gifted business leader. The award was presented yesterday evening at a gala dinner held the Laylaty One ballroom. The event was held in association with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by Saudi Fransi Capital, the Human Resource Development Fund, Arabian Entrepreneurs magazine and Endeavor Saudi Arabia.
“We congratulate Kaswara on being named Saudi Arabia’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. This award is a testament to his innovation, personal effectiveness and integrity. Kaswara will join the Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners from over 50 countries at a black-tie event in Monte Carlo in June 2014, where he will be inducted into the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Academy and will vie for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year award,” said Ahmed Reda, Office Managing Partner, Jeddah and EOY Leader at EY.
UTURN Entertainment is a leading online media network. The UTURN entertainment YouTube channel provides local, interactive and professional content for Internet users.
Kaswara was chosen by an independent panel of judges after an extensive process of evaluation. The judging process was based on numerous criteria that included entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, social impact and influence. The program celebrates the success of entrepreneurs who build and lead successful, growing and dynamic businesses.
The event has been running for 27 years in 145 cities across 60 countries The EOY awards recognize outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses – businesses that influence the way we live, the products and services we depend on, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.
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