NEW BERLIN Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of America's No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani, was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award winner on Saturday at a ceremony in Monte Carlo. Selected from a group of more than 50 country-winners from across the globe for this honor, Ulukaya was recognized for his disruptive innovation to bring wholesome food to the masses; regeneration of a long-stagnant category; financial success; and personal commitment to building a world-class brand.
I am deeply honored to receive this award from Ernst & Young and in the company of such amazing fellow business leaders from around the world, said Ulukaya. What began as just my personal commitment to make delicious and nutritious Greek Yogurt accessible to everyone has turned into a 3,000-person-strong company serving three markets around the world. I look forward to our next 3,000 employees and sharing our food philosophy with even more consumers as we expand into new markets.