Yubico CEO Awarded 2017 Shooting Star by Ernst & Young

November 8, 2017 2 minute read
Stina Ehrensvard Entrepreneur of the Year

Today, we are proud to announce that Yubico CEO & Founder Stina Ehrensvard was awarded the 2017 Female Shooting Star by Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Stockholm.

The annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards recognize exceptional business leaders who create products and services that drive a healthier worldwide economy. Specifically, the Female Shooting Star award is reserved for the woman who leads significant company growth in a short period of time. Ernst & Young organizes and distributes the awards regionally, nationally, and internationally with a mission to encourage entrepreneurial interest and inspiration among future generations.

All award finalists are evaluated by a jury based on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity, financial performance, strategic direction, market impact, and social responsibility. The jury for Stockholm’s regional finalists included previous Swedish award winners and local business representatives with solid knowledge and experience of entrepreneurship. Upon the jury’s delivery of the award to Stina, it was noted:

“With an impressive and inspiring forward-looking mindset and goal-consciousness, Stina is building a new world standard in one of the most competitive sectors in the IT world. A future-defining entrepreneur can create something that the world has not seen before. This entrepreneur demonstrates that she is about to do this. Backed by an impressive customer list and explosive growth, she is aiming for gold.”

To learn more about Yubico’s corporate growth and industry leadership, read our press release. Additional information on the Entrepreneur of the Year awards can be found here.

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