Newton, Mass. - Gábor Bojár, co-founder and chairman of Graphisoft, has won the 2006 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" business award for entrepreneurs in Hungary. The winners of the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of The Year" award were presented at a gala event in Hungary on January 27.
The Independent Judging Panel gave the main award "Entrepreneur of the Year" to Gábor Bojár for his outstanding principles, his innovative and people-focused corporate culture, and his social responsibility.
"We have always felt responsible for promoting the traditionally strong mathematical education of Hungary. Judging by the tremendous concentration of brain-power throughout the Hungarian IT industry, it is clear that our efforts are paying off," says Gábor Bojár. "I am particularly pleased with our key market selection (architectural design software), which provides us an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of our built environment on a global scale."
"The panel was looking for entrepreneurs whose personality and activities have positively influenced our economy and wider society, significantly beyond the success of their own businesses," comments Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, president of the Budapest Stock Exchange and chairman of this year's Independent Judging Panel. "We rewarded people who dedicated their influence, power, and energy to the well-being of their environment."
Gábor Bojár will represent Hungary in Monte Carlo, in a world-class competition, at Ernst & Young's "World Entrepreneur of the Year" gala in June.