Farouk Systems, Inc. proudly announces the nomination of Basim Shami, Chief Executive Officer, to receive Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This prestigious awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“We are excited and honored that Basim Shami is nominated for this world famous award. His leadership and true entrepreneurial style proves that success in business can still be driven from passion and great instincts. Basim also has tremendous experience and has learned a lot from his famous father, Farouk Shami. This is going to be a world class year for our company,” said Andre Chiavelli, Exec. VP of Global Corporate Strategy.
Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in more than 140 cities and 50 countries throughout the world. The regional finalists are selected by independent panels of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia, business and the media. Regional finalists will be announced on Monday, May 6 and the winners will be announced at a special gala event in June.
Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 16, 2013.
The awards gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.