European Leadership Awards

The European Leadership Awards is a prestigious award ceremony recognising outstanding achievements in business, politics, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, now in it's 3rd edition.


Brought to fruition from a collaboration by Euronews (Europe’s n°1 international news channel) and EBS, the awards ceremony is live broadcast on Euronews in 12 languages. 


The evening gala ceremony honouring nominees and winners of the awards will take place as a feature of the 20th edition of the European Business Summit on 16 November 2020 at the majestic Palais d’Egmont in Brussels. 





European Personality of the Year 
 A strong, inspiring and impactful figure bringing about positive transformation in Europe
European Innovator of the Year 
An inventive, progressive and original visionary bringing Europe to the forefront of global innovation
European Entrepreneur of the Year 
A competitive, creative and prosperous entrepreneur influencing Europe’s industry
European Corporate Social Initiative of the Year
A dynamic and forward-looking business leader striving for inclusive growth development and listening to environmental and social impacts
European Sustainability Champion of the Year
 A diverse, inspiring, thought leader making groundbreaking changes for a positive impact on society
European Sustainable Innovation of the Year
 A pioneer bringing cutting-edge innovation that enables impactful changes towards a sustainable Europe

Jury 2019

The selection was done by a jury composed of renowned figures from a variety of backgrounds.

 Ann Mettler

Head of EPSC European Political Strategy Centre

 Pierre Gattaz

President BusinessEurope

 Celia Moore

Honorary Member CSR

 Bart Becks

Executive Chairman Euractiv

 Gardenia Trezzini

Editor-in-Chief Euronews


European Leader of the Year
Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commision
Former President
European Innovator of the Year
Yvan Bourgnon
The Sea Cleaners
European Entrepreneur of the Year
Markus Kessler
Kiron Open Higher Education
Founder & Head of Corporate Relations
European Corporate Social Initiative of the Year
Saori Dubourg
Member of the Board of Executive Directors
European Personality of the Year
Zuzana Čaputová

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Table and seat reservation

Would you like to join the nominees and the winners at the exclusive European Leadership Awards gala ceremony? 

Purchase your seats today for an exclusive dinner evening at the remarkable Egmont Palace in the company of European leaders. 

Registration for the European Leadership Awards will open soon.

Practical information

Practical information:


16 November 2020


Palais d’Egmont, Place du Petit Sablon, 8, B-1000 Brussels



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