Cape Town businessman shorlisted for international award

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zitulele Combi, winner of the Absa/Ernst and Young sponsored award, "South Africa's Best Entrepreneur 2000," on Wednesday night flew to Monte Carlo to compete for the international title of "World Entrepreneur of the Year".
Cape Town-born Combi, who was the founder of forex dealership Master Currency, will be up against the national winners from Ireland, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
An excited Combi prefers not to comment on what his chances are "It's better to talk afterwards ­ when you've won," he said.
"To be a finalist is an achievement on its own.
I am excited for my company, my staff, my sponsors, my country and myself.
It is another opportunity for South Africa to prove that it is world-class in all aspects ­ even in entrepreneurship.
" A panel of independent judges under the chairmanship of NASDAQ International president, John Wall, will choose the winner.
Entrants will undergo a rigorous selection process that comprises in-depth interviews and scrutiny of their financial, commercial and personal performances.
They will also be judged on leadership, financial performance, management, culture, value, incentives, originality and degree of difficulty in starting the business.
Results will be announced on Saturday night.

17 may 2001 10:04:00




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