Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world
Ernst & Young announced that Imran Aftab, Founder and CEO, of 10Pearls was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year®2020 Mid-Atlantic Award finalist. The award honors business leaders who deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
I am honored by this recognition and grateful to be in the company of exceptional entrepreneurs and leaders, said Imran Aftab. We have come far from what started as a simple idea: to change the world through opportunity creation. Today, 10Pearls is a thriving global business, poised to accelerate even further. I am incredibly proud of the entire 10Pearls team for helping build a culture of excellence, innovation, compassion, and inclusivity.
Imran launched 10Pearls with a mere $2,000 and the help of his brother, Zeeshan Aftab, in Pakistan. From the outset, the goal was to build a double–bottomed–line company that would not only create value for customers and shareholders, but also employees and society at large. The company remains committed to investing in a culture of learning, innovation, inclusivity and giving back.
10Pearls continues its high growth trajectory, earning recognition for a second consecutive year in the annual 2020 Inc. 5000 list which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event in early October and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience, and ingenuity.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.