26th Edition of the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional winners

The 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year award ceremony for the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region was held on 17 September in Lyon. Here is the full list of this edition’s winners by category.



Entrepreneur of the Year
This award celebrates an entrepreneur for his or her exceptional track record and for the performance of their business. The Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Sadri Fegaier – SFAM.


Strategic Vision
This award celebrates an entrepreneur who, after his or her business had been affected by upheavals, began a successful transformation of its business model taking the view that change is an opportunity. This award was presented to Antoine Wassner – Sabarot Wassner.


Global Player

This award celebrates the entrepreneur whose company is international leader on its market, and whose strategy and culture are oriented towards international business. The Global Player award was presented to Olivier Estèves – Abéo.


Family Business
This award celebrates a family business having defined a long-term strategy built on transparent values and governance. The award was presented to Xavier Omerin – Groupe Omerin.



Start-Up of the Year
This award celebrates a young business with “strong potential” that has demonstrated innovation on its market and is likely to be one of the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. The Start-Up of the Year award was presented to Jacky Vonderscher – Enyo Pharma.



This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur who has conceived a business model that challenges market codes. The Disruptor award was presented to Emmanuel Arène – Primo1d.


Born Global
This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur whose business model displays the greatest international potential. The Born Global award was presented to Erik Huneker et Marc Julien – Diabeloop S.A.



General Public
This award celebrates the start-up nominee preferred by the public at large on an online voting platform. The General Public award was won by Audrey-Laure Bergenthal – Euveka.




Societal Commitment
This award celebrates a solidarity-minded entrepreneur who looks beyond the economic purpose of his or her business to provide innovative solutions to societal problems. The Societal Commitment award was presented to Patricia Gros Micol – Handishare.



Verlingue, partnering the Entrepreneur Of The Yeat programm since 2012, invites you to the South Southern Region award ceremony on 18 september in Marseille.