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Mohed Altrad, Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

17.01.2015., in 21:46

The Entrepreneur of the Year award organized by “EY” (Ernst & Young) and “L’Express”, with the support of the Edmond de Rothschild Group and Verlingue Bpifrance, was awarded in Paris to Mohed Altrad, President of the Altrad Group.

He was competing for the national award with seven other business leaders, all regional winners. The award honours his entire career as an entrepreneur, with annual results steadily increasing (20% on average) and a turnover of over 850 million euros for 2014. The first business leader from Languedoc Roussillon to win this award at national level, he will represent France at the “World Entrepreneur of the year” in Monaco from June 4 to 7, 2015 competing with 58 other countries.

On September 18 last, he received the Entrepreneur Award for the Mediterranean region, rewarding the expansion of a group that since its inception in 1985 has become world leader in cement mixers, European leader in scaffolding and French leader in tubular goods for public authorities. With more than 7,000 employees in over 100 subsidiaries.

EY and L’Express hailed the strategy deployed at the head of the group, emphasizing the “effective external growth policy,” “ongoing search for operational effectiveness “, “marked presence in Europe and international development” as well as “efficient transverse matrix management.” The organizers also saluted a group based on “values and principles”.

A sign of recognition for Mohed Altrad, this award celebrates not only his success, but also his career as a whole.