2008 Female rising star of the Year
04 June 2018

Maria Åkerberg, CEO and founder of DERMANORD, was awarded 2008 Female rising star of the Year, at EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

The jury's explanatory statement: "With creativity, wise leadership and chemical studies, the winner has developed a recipe for success, creating natural skincare, fantastic growth and impressive profitability."

Every year, EY is arranging the award EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 60 countries. The purpose is to make entrepreneurs visible and to increase the interest in entrepreneurship. The award should inspire tomorrow's entrepreneurs.

Already in 1986, EY started EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the United States. The first Swedish entrepreneur was awarded in 1995. Since 2001, the award is making inspiring entrepreneurs visible both regional, national and international. During these past years, EY has had the privilege to meet and work with some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. It has led to a profound insight that this dynamic group, regardless of industry and background, is characterized by similar ways of behaving and thinking.