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14/10/2014

Verlingue awards the Entrepreneur of the Year prize

Verlingue awards the Entrepreneur of the Year prize to Mohed Altrad

 

The Entrepreneur of the Year prize rewards the talent of entrepreneurs who are drivers, innovators and who create value and jobs. Created in 1986 by EY in the United States, this programme today involves 60 countries and rewards more than 900 winners every year.
Verlingue has been the official partner of the Entrepreneur of the Year awards for 3 years. Jacques Verlingue: “In this way we demonstrate our own entrepreneurial spirit that has always been a part of our DNA, and that we share with our customers.”
In France, the Entrepreneur of the Year prize is first awarded in seven major regions, in various categories. The national ceremony, which took place on 13 October 2014 in Paris, then rewards the “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
Eric Maumy, CEO of Verlingue, presented the Entrepreneur of the Year award to Mohed Altrad, chairman and founder of the ALTRAD group, world leader in cement mixers and the European leader in scaffolding. The Altrad group generates income of €870m (2014) and employs 7,000 staff worldwide. Mohed Altrad is also chairman of the Montpellier Hérault Rugby Club and is a novelist.