Genelec owners receive entrepreneur award
Wednesday, 22 November 2023
eyentrepreneurprimage1Genelec owners Maria, Mikko and Juho Martikainen at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards event in Helsinki (photo: Aki Rask)
Finland - Genelec owners Juho, Maria and Mikko Martikainen have been selected as the 2023 Family Entrepreneurs of the Year by EY, the global accounting and advisory firm, in their annual Entrepreneur Of The Year competition in Finland.
Fifty-five Finnish growth companies participated this year, in a contest which rewards entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievements.
Established nearly 40 years ago, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year operates in more than 60 countries and territories, and 145 cities around the world. In Finland, the competition is partnered by Danske Bank, Elo and Secto Automotive, and the winners were selected by an independent jury chaired by Leena Niemistö - a growth company investor and government professional - and announced at a gala event in Helsinki in October.
"I’d like to offer warm congratulations to Juho, Maria and Mikko for this award. Genelec is a great Finnish company and brand, with strong roots - and above all a great product," said Niemistö. "Genelec has a strong commitment to research and development, and its manufacturing facility has remained in the Finnish city of Iisalmi since the company’s birth in 1978."
Commenting on the recognition from EY, Genelec’s Maria Martikainen added: "It’s a real honour to receive this award, and we’d like to sincerely thank the EY judging panel for selecting us as winners. As second-generation entrepreneurs, we’re proud to continue the story of Genelec - and as we celebrate the company’s 45th anniversary, we’re very grateful to have a team of such committed and passionate people around us."

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