CTO of the Year Europe 2019

CTO of the Year Europe 2019 - finalists announced

Orgalim has become a partner to the CTO of the Year Europe award – presented in recognition of the continent’s most prominent technology leaders.

Now in its fifth year, the CTO of the Year Europe award is designed to highlight the role of technology and innovation as drivers of European growth and prosperity, with previous winners hailing from global giants like Intel and Rolls-Royce to agile growth businesses such as Avantium and Nanolive.

The award will be presented during the Orgalim conference ‘Reinventing Europe’s industrial leadership’ on 12 November in Brussels. 


The finalists of the of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Europe Awards 2019 have been announced

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Europe Award. Now in its fifth year, this award recognises the technology leaders driving European growth and prosperity through technology and innovation in two categories: Large Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Large Enterprises

   - Eike Böhm, CTO, KION Group AG

   - Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson

   - Amina Hamidi-Calvo, CTO, ABB Electrification 


   - Samuel Myllykangas, Chief Strategy Officer, Blueprint Genetics

   - Joeri Van Steen, CTO, Faktion

   - Shahrouz Yousefi, CTO, ManoMotion AB

The finalists were selected from nominations submitted from all over Europe, based on their capacity to instigate positive change or make an impact on the growth and innovation of their company.

“The quality and experience of the candidates nominated this year is exceptional, and has made the jury’s decision particularly difficult. All finalists have shown to be outstanding role models who will inspire growth and strengthen European innovation and technology leadership", comments Tomas Hedenborg, Chairman of the Jury and President of Orgalim. 

Award finalists will be recognised at the “Reinventing Europe’s Industrial Leadership” conference on 12 November 2019 in Brussels. During the event, they will take to the stage and discuss the role of CTOs and how they boost an organisation’s performance. The evening will draw to a close with the award ceremony for the winners.

On behalf of the Jury, Orgalim, EIRMA and Spinverse, we would like to congratulate all finalists. 


For more information about the awards, visit www.ctoeurope.net.