Vladimír Levársky, the founder and General Director of the company OMS, won the national round of the competition Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 this March. A few days ago he represented the Slovak business at the final of this competition in Monaco.
Approximately 40 business stories fought in the Slovak round of the competition; however, the decision about the winner came surprisingly fast and was unambiguous, as the jury said. “This award means a life satisfaction for me. It is an inexpressible feeling, a very strong emotion and a new drive for further progress of the whole firm,” said Vladimír Levársky after winning the title Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 in Slovakia. The objective of this competition is to introduce important business personalities who bring positive changes to the entrepreneurial environment of the country to the general public and in this way to support further progress of entrepreneurship.
The competition Entrepreneur Of TheYear has been organised since 1968, when the company Ernst & Young announced it in the USA for the first time. All national winners of the current year were competing for the title in Monaco. 49 winners of the national rounds from 47 countries worldwide were nominated for the world final which took place from 5th to 9th June at the hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo.
“Mr Vladimir Levársky, the founder and General Director of the company OMS excellently represented the Slovak Republic at the World Final Entrepreneur Of TheYear 2013. He attracted the jury especially by his innovative approach to doing business as well as the international activities of his firm in more than 120 countries worldwide. Mr Vladimír Levársky is a perfect example of an entrepreneur – visionary whose story is an inspiration for thousands of people,” said Stand Jakubek the partner-in-chief of Ernst & Young in Slovakia.
OMS Lighting represented by its founder was standing alongside the most significant innovative firms and personalities in their background, e.g. Infosys, Fila, Italian Brempo or Austrian Guger Technologies.
The international jury, created by the winners and finalists of the previous years, decided directly at the venue and its decision was announced during the ceremonial gala evening on Saturday (8th June). All title-holders from individual countries were introduced during the gala evening. Vladimír Levársky was introduced to the Hall of Fame of the Entrepreneur Of The Year competition together with other finalists. At the stage he encountered face-to-face the chairman of the Ernst & Young Board of Directors Mark Weinberger.
“We Slovaks can hardly compete by our turnover in a world-wide competition, but in spite of that we are innovative, we can offer a lot and for me the stories of the businessmen were very inspiring, “ Vladimír Levársky who took part in the ceremonial week of assessments and declaration of results together with his son, a promising successor of his entrepreneurial path, evaluated the situation in this way.
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