Jotron AS is a leading manufacturer of professional communication systems for land, sea and air safety. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award was created by EY (Ernst & Young) to recognize the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurs around the world. After competing with 1800 Norwegian companies, Jotron and 11 other companies made it to the national finals in Oslo. Merete Berdal won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award under the industry category.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes the significant accomplishments of national entrepreneurs. This is the world's largest entrepreneur program, recognizing and celebrating company growth accomplishments of the world's most game-changing entrepreneurs. National winners from more than 60 countries will meet at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum in Monaco next summer.
“It is important to cultivate entrepreneurs among us, this is precisely the main objective of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year,” says Terje Andersen, responsible for the program in Norway.
To be eligible to participate, a company should meet the 3×20 rule: At least 20 million in revenue, 20 employees and 20 percent growth over the past two years.
“Norway needs individuals like these to create a viable and profitable employment environment. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year highlights these everyday heroes who are helping to create jobs and profits for our region,” says Anders Roll-Matthiesen, responsible for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Southern Region.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award, it is very rewarding to be recognized,” says Merete Berdal, Managing Director, Jotron. “I believe that continuous focus on development and innovation is key for the future of Jotron. The well-being of Jotron employees is also a top priority for me.”
Merete values a high level of professional expertise, she places importance on encouraging and retaining such expertise locally.
Merete is a graduate from Telemark University College, Norway, within the field of electronics. Merete Berdal has been employed at Jotron since 1986 and has held various positions within management and logistics.