The Irish Times irishtimes.com 10 Jun, 2021 21:30 am

South Korean businessman JungJin Seo named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year

South Korean businessman JungJin Seo named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year
Irish finalist was Nicola Mitchell of Life Scientific

South Korean businessman JungJin Seo, founder and honorary chairman of Celltrion Group was named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021 at a virtual ceremony on Thursday evening.Ms Mitchell was named Irish EY Entrepreneur of the Year in November last year.p Avolon in $2bn electric aircraft bet 22:18 South Korean businessman JungJin Seo named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 22:01 Macron praises France’s role in fight for global corporate tax reform 20:32 European stocks eke out fresh record as ECB raises recovery outlook 19:19 Kilkenny Group remains 'cash positive' despite Covid-19 lockdowns 19:10 p How firms are battling Covid - supports and innovation Most Read in Business p p p p p p p p p p p p Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock - G7 tax deal: what was agreed and what does it mean for Ireland?Mr Seo beat off competition from entrepreneurs representing 38 countries, including Irish finalist, Nicola Mitchell of agrochemicals company Life Scientific.

Life Scientific makes generic versions of major branded agricultural pesticides and generates more than €600 million in annual revenue.The company’s first biosimilar drug was for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, with this followed by drugs for breast cancer and lymphoma that are now used globally.

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