We are proud to announce our CEO, Niklas Hedin, as a Gold winner of the prestigious Founder of the Year Award. The Founders Alliance recognizes Niklas’ more than 20-year tenacious building of the Centiro Brand into a world-leading company through his sustainable ideas and exceptional leadership style.
On September 16, the Founders Alliance hosted the Twenty Year Anniversary Founders Gala at Stockholm City Hall, to celebrate the Founders Alliance's 20th anniversary. H.R.H. Prince Daniel was present to pay tribute to Sweden's most exceptional founders of entrepreneurial companies.
The jury’s motivation
Determined to build a company that is best for the co-worker and best for the customer, the gold winner has created an innovative global company with a unique business model. The next Swedish unicorn.
Niklas says, “The award is a pinnacle moment in life, for me personally, as well as for the company. Proud as one can be, I’m grateful to represent my amazing Centiro colleagues. Thankful for the trust from our inspiring customers. Without all of them, this awesome journey would not exist, laughter and success together would be unheard of, and joint focus where we have to rely on one another during challenging times, would not be experienced. Thank you.”
To encourage long-term, sustainable, and equal ownership, the Founders Alliance annually distributes the Annual Rings to the Founder of the Year in six different phases, from the young founder, through all the company's growth phases, to the founder who through a life effort has developed one or more companies and is a role model for other founders.