The Annual European Business Magazine Awards for 2023 are being finalised and the majority of results have been established . They will be announced online and in the special winners edition for 2024.

A record number of votes were submitted via our online form .There were just under 40,000 votes over a 8 month period . Whether it was the lockdown and the fact more people were online , either way , there was a huge amount of votes for outstanding companies and leaders in their respective industries.

Some obvious winners won their respective categories and the readers Ceo of the year from our readers was Elon Musk if anything for restoring free speech to the world’s largest online platform.

Some of the big voting categories were below 

American Express. Category: Consumer Payments. …

PayPal. Category: Consumer Payments. …

Mastercard. Category: Consumer Payments. …

Fiserv. Category: Payment Solutions. …

Visa. Category: Consumer Payments. …

Intuit. Category: Accounting Solutions. …

Finastra. Category: Banking Technology. …

Klarna.

There were many votes in other categories (way more than in any other year ) and they also won their respective groups such as Revolut , Shell ,  Emirates Airlines, Aviva to name but a few.

Other categories in the not so obvious industries included Kraken exchange , Sinara , Imburse,  Casablanca Finance City ,Saica Group , Zoho Corporation ,Ireland’s IDA, Aetna , Planixs, Tata Consultancy Services ,Elise Donovan( Woman BVI) Mindtree,  KasierweterEnergy , Coursera and its Ceo , Hard rock residencies , Bogota Invest to the Group Ceo of  BDS Swiss , GFK  and Globalization Partners .

In other sectors the financial Giants -Wellington Management Won Sustainable Investors of the year and in the banking sector winners  Sovcombank, Capital.Com , Şekerbank and Jordan Islamic bank ,Banco Económico and Itaú Unibanco. Santandr wonwon best bank of the year which was a huge result. Mihaela Bitu from Romania’s banking arm ING -won best womens CEO in banking and finance which was a first for her and Julie Linn Teigland winning CEO of the year in the Women’s category while Jesmane Boggenpoel won best CEO In banking and finance South Africa. In a new category ,Matsi Modise won CEO woman of the year Africa, Suzanna Suharju Of Imagine won CEO of the year in Brunei in her bid to change Brunei’s telecommunications landscape. EVO Bank won most innovative bank of the year. Stepping out of the big four for the first time in a few years, L.E.K Consulting won German Consultancy of the year for its efforts in digital strategy , growth and innovation. Jihad Mohammad – The Founder and Chairman of the electric car company based in Beirut won Ceo of the year In the Automobile Industry for his entrepreneurial and successful endeavours in bringing the EV market to the Middle East. 

Ireland’s IDA scored a great award for best FDI country to locate business to , while Michigan won best region to locate in the USA ! In the very popular citizenship and investment programmes which have been gaining huge popularity especially following Brexit and the like , Antigua Citizenship by Investment Unit won the award for best global citizenship by investment programme  2023.One United Properties won a great award for its Ceo which was an oddly big category in real estate.

There were two winners from Portugal in the Executive education category. The Lisbon Mba programme picked up Best MBA Programme with Esade winning best MBA in Spain which was a great achievement . Neoma Business School picked up the best new MBA programme which was an excellent result and a surprising result for the business school in Bath who won best business school in the UK.

Chemours won best sustainable company of the year largely due to their efforts in pushing investments to the forefront of their company in becoming net zero while also considerably reducing the greenhouse emissions as well as advancing their environmental leadership while CINDE won best country for sustainable investing and Balderton Capital won sustainable finance firm of the year which was a great achievement . New incomers was also won by Shaikh Muhammad Faisal who best CEO for opearting across multiople sectors.

We included Morocco and even Algeria this year with Ali Boumediene winning CEO of the year for 2021/22. Some notable women winners were Ann- Laure Malauzat who won Business Woman of the year award for the Middle East and Othman Aljeda won  CEO of Aramex who won Ceo of the year in the Middle East  In the sustainability section Dharsono Hartono won CEO of the year for sustainability for his efforts in the katingan mentaya project but the main awards for CEO of the year for women and men will be announced next week. 

A few of double award winners included Kalaam-Telecom won Best Solutions Provider Middle East and Ceo of the Year 2023 Bahrain and  Virtusa won Best Digital transformation Company of the year Asia 2022/23 and Most Ethical Employer of the Year 2023 while The Ceo of Petra Holdings and his company won Sustainable Solutions Provider 2022/23 and  Ceo  of the Year for Sustainability Malaysia – a great achievement.

Cinode, Tourlane , Atempo, Iderbola, Tesla , Cimb bank in the Philippines and  Swisscom won in their respective industries with their Ceo’s winning in  winning CEO of the year which is some achievement given the competition in each category. Vestas Wind Systems won the category for best sustainable company of the year with the CEO winning Ceo of the year in this category also which was a great double. In the women , there was a couple of surprise winners with Nicole Sahin of (G-P) being a prominent winner for best new Ceo in the women’s category.Another prominent winner in the women’s category was Sophia Hamblin Wang who has been doing remarkable work in Australia in cleantech and the fight against climate change. She was awarded Most Influential Woman in Australia 2022 while Christof Global Impact won Best Solutions Provider Middle for CO2 reduction

In Mexico Carlos Hank González won Ceo of the year while his bank -Banorte, won bank of the year 2023 with Ph Law of the Dominican Republic winning law firm of the year from the Caribbean region. In the travel awards , one notable winner was The Rome Cavalieri won best city hotel in Europe 2023.

A huge congratulations to Banking Circle who managed to scoop three awards . A first and an exceptional feat given so much competition form all three categories . They are definitely one to watch out for the future and TCN won Call Centre Technology of the year provider 2023.

The voting really did take into consideration not only leaders from old industries but there was a huge swift to companies developing new innovative technologies and companies looking to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly as well as achieving carbon free status. Areas like fintech ,cleantech (carbicrete winning this category ) to software programmes and platforms got huge recognition in the voting and fantastic to see this being recognised.

This year has brought added interest, as our readers and subscribers had the chance to vote for the worst companies in various industries. It’s crucial to hold more companies accountable, whether they are severely lacking in telecom services, contributing to climate issues, providing subpar customer service, or offering inadequate train and airline services in parts of Europe.

The awards are there to recognise these new talents and entrepreneurs pushing new boundaries across borders and industries and we will be showcasing some winners in the upcoming editions. The voting has been taking place all year and some categories are still being voted for. It has been challenging during Covid centralising the results but we have got there . The full results will be published soon online and in hard copy. We also will be trialling out the worst companies performing out there where our readers have been allowed to vote for companies who are not practising what they preach and there have been some interesting results to say the least. All categories to be announced by the end of August