CTO of the Year Europe Awards 2019: finalists announced

23 October 2019

The wait is over! The finalists of th...

The wait is over! The finalists of the CTO of the Year Europe Award 2019 have been announced in two categories ‘Large Enterprises’ and ‘Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Now in its fifth year, this award recognises the CTOs (chief technology officers) and technology leaders driving European growth and prosperity through technology and innovation. Orgalim is partnering with the award this year for the first time.

The finalists are:

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 Orgalim’s 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. If you are interested in joining us for this invitation-only event, please contact our communications team.

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