The 2022 National Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony

As a partner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Verlingue participated yesterday evening in the EY national ceremony held at Salle Pleyel in Paris to elect the 5 awarded projects among many regional winners in 5 categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Family Business, Societal Commitment, Start-up of the Year, as well as the Scale-Up of the Year Award.


For this 30th edition, Benjamin Verlingue, Director of Verlingue’s international subsidiaries, and Deputy Managing Director for Development Adelaide, had the honour of presenting the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Jean-Frederic Chibret for Laboratoires Théa. Théa is an independent pharmaceutical laboratory specialized in the research, development and marketing of ophthalmology products and contributes to the societal and economic development of its ecosystem and the preservation of natural resources in the countries where the Laboratoires Théa group is present.


“International has always been a pillar of Théa’s growth with innovation. The USA is the world’s 1st ophthalmology market and today we can develop there serenely via 2 acquisitions.” – Jean Frederic Chibret


🏆 Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Jean-Frédéric Chibret for Laboratoires Théa
🏆 Scale-Up of the Year Award: Véra Kempf and Brice Lecompte for SINGULART
🏆 Startup of the Year Award: Yun Luo for Rosi Solar
🏆 Societal Commitment Award: Yann Bucaille-Lanrezc for Café joyeux

🏆 Family Business Award: Xavier Biotteau for Groupe ERAM


Congratulations to the winners!