Oliver Dlouhý named Czech EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Kiwi.com CEO and co-founder Oliver Dlouhý has become the youngest EY Entrepreneur of the Year and got featured in Forbes magazine
Oliver Dlouhý, co-founder and CEO of global travel-tech company Kiwi.com, has won the Czech EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 award. The EY global business competition took place in the Czech Republic for the 20th time.
“The twentieth anniversary of EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Czech Republic was packed with great entrepreneurial personalities, as shown in the ten regional rounds of the competition. Thirty-two years old Oliver Dlouhý, who was chosen by the jury as this year’s winner of the national contest, will be the second-youngest candidate from the Czech Republic ever to go to Monte Carlo in June for the world finals,” said Magdalena Souček, EY Lead Partner in the Czech Republic, Central and South-eastern Europe.)
Dlouhý, who has become the winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 title for the Czech Republic, said, “I really appreciate this recognition and appreciation. I would like to thank my whole team, my family and friends. I wouldn’t be here without them. I can see a wave of online global entrepreneurs appearing in the Czech Republic, but at the moment, there are still only a few of us. Even if my story inspires just one more Czech entrepreneur, it would make me very happy.”
Oliver Dlouhý will represent the Czech Republic at the world finals of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year taking place on 4-7 June in Monte Carlo. The world’s best entrepreneur of the year will be chosen from the national winners from around 60 countries.
Best Czech entrepreneur title brings Dlouhý feature in Forbes
This week Oliver Dlouhý received not only the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 title, but also got featured in Czech Forbes magazine. Dlouhý was already on the first page in Czech Forbes back in 2014 and listed within 30 under 30 European Forbes in 2018.
This time CEO and co-founder of Kiwi.com talked with Forbes about investor General Atlantic, about profit, growth, and future of the travel industry. Oliver shared: “Children that are now being born will no longer need a driver’s license. Within seven to ten years, a large proportion of cars will be autonomous. Technically it is possible today, it is just regulation.” And Kiwi.com will only support the future – with the Virtual Global Supercarrier solution, by getting anyone from any A to any B, without hassle.