Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that Qiaoni Linda Jing, President, CEO and Board Director of Genective was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Midwest Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
A panel of independent judges selected Qiaoni Linda Jing. The criteria included entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
Thoughts from Qiaoni Linda Jing
“I am thrilled for this great recognition, not only for myself but for all the team members at Genective,” said Qiaoni Linda Jing. “Three years ago, I embarked on a journey to reestablish Genective in the U.S. Midwest, putting us at the heart of one of the most vibrant Ag Tech innovation communities in the world.”
“Genective has been on a tremendous growth trajectory over the past three years, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Our team continues to live and breathe our mission of providing novel and sustainable biotech solutions to farmers across the globe,” said Jing.
Representatives will announce regional award winners on June 14, 2022 at Offshore atop Chicago’s Navy Pier. Then, regional winners will be considered by the National independent judging panel. National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum. This is one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries—all supported by vast EY resources.
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The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, are presented by PNC Bank. In the Midwest, sponsors also include Becker Professional Education, Cresa Global, Inc., LaSalle Network and Marsh-McLennan.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind.
It celebrates entrepreneurs through awards in over 145 cities across 60 countries. National winners go on to compete for EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year.
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Genective is a 50/50 joint venture between Limagrain and KWS, two of the world’s largest seed companies. They remain dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of transgenic traits. Entities and activities exist in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.