European Leader of the Year
Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commision
Former President
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 ńĆaputov√°
European Innovator of the Year
Yvan Bourgnon
The Sea Cleaners

European Leadership Awards

Euronews, Europe’s number 1 international news channel, and the European Business Summit (EBS) joined forces to establish The European Leadership Awards - a prestigious and reputable awards ceremony that recognises outstanding achievements in business, politics, entrepreneurship and innovation.


An evening gala ceremony honouring the winners of the awards will take place at the majestic Palais d’Egmont in Brussels on the 10 of June on the occasion of the 20th edition of the European Business Summit. The event will be broadcast live on Euronews.





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

 Bart Becks

Executive Chairman Euractiv

 Gardenia Trezzini

Editor-in-Chief Euronews

 Celia Moore

Honorary Member CSR

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 and spend a unique evening at the remarkable Egmont Palace in the company of European leaders. 

Registration for the European Leadership Awards is now closed. We hope that you can join us in 2020.

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Practical information

Practical information:


10 June 2020


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



Anya Gregory


Carlotta Traverso