EY Announces Imran Aftab of 10Pearls as an Entrepreneur of The Year® 2022 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist


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Ernst & Young announced that Imran Aftab, Co-founder and CEO of 10Pearls was named an Entrepreneur of The Year® 2022 Mid-Atlantic Award finalist. Entrepreneur of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

Imran Aftab was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.

"What an incredible privilege it is to be named as a finalist along the Mid-Atlantic’s most prominent entrepreneurs. As I think back on the past 17 years, I am so proud of our team for maintaining our culture and our values, even while experiencing rapid growth. With over 1300 employees now, we are able to scale digital transformation at a different pace than we ever have before, and that is so exciting. I am so grateful to be recognized by EY as we continue our path to balance people, profits and progress to help build a company that can truly change the world.”

Imran Aftab, CEO at 10Pearls

Regional award winners will be announced on June 29, 2022. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2023.

For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.