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EY Announces Winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019

EY Announces Winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019

Monaco, Almaty, 12 June 2019 - Brad Keywell, CEO of US-based Uptake Technologies, Inc., was named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 at an award ceremony held in Monaco's Salle des Etoiles. This year, 761 entrepreneurs participated in the programme globally and 57 country winners from 47 countries including Kazakhstan were vying for the title in Monaco. Kazakhstan was represented by the winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 in Kazakhstan, Marat Zhuman, the Founder and President of the logistics company Atasu group of companies.

Brad Keywell founded Uptake Technologies, Inc., a predictive analytics software provider, in 2014 after successfully founding six companies, including Groupon, which collectively created value of over $6 billion. Since its inception, Uptake Technologies, Inc. has grown from 50 people to 500 and become the fastest start-up to reach a $2 billion valuation. The company now works with dozens of industrial businesses to improve productivity and efficiency by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to create business value from operational data.

Yerlan Dosymbekov, Managing Partner of EY in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, noted: “The international final of the Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte-Carlo is a grand event for the global business community. This is a unique platform for interaction and exchange of experience. Kazakhstan joined the programme in 2007. Since then, the best entrepreneurs have represented our country at the international finals. Among them - the winner of the national programme 2018, the Founder and President of the Atasu group of companies - Marat Zhuman. In 1998, he founded the logistics service company Atasu group of companies, which offers reliable freight transportation by all modes of transport to any country. Today, Atasu group of companies has 8,000 customers and annual freight turnover of 10 million tonnes. ”

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a unique international contest that recognizes entrepreneurial achievement among individuals and companies that demonstrate vision, leadership and success — and work to improve the quality of life in their communities, countries and around the world. EY awards outstanding companies at the regional, national and international level in 50 countries. Kazakh Invest is the official partner of the contest EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - 2018 in Kazakhstan.


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