José Elías finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award
José Elías, CEO of Audax Energía, was named a finalist yesterday by Catalonia for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017, an award given by EY (Ernst & Young), one of the largest professional services firms in the world, among which auditing, finance and business advice.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates its 22nd edition and aims to recognize the business work of entrepreneurs as well as their leadership capacity and innovative spirit.
The proclamation ceremony took place last night in Barcelona, in the Capella del Convent dels Àngels of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Along with Jose Elías, Vanesa and Denia Martínez, from the Carinsa Group, the Xifra brothers, from Comexi, and Albert Ventura, from IMC Toys, were also proclaimed finalists.
Jose Elías will compete for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award along with the rest of the finalists from Spain on March 1 in Madrid at a gala where the winner will be announced. In addition to the main prize there will be 4 second prizes: Innovation Award, Internationalization Award, Emerging Entrepreneur Award and Family Business Lifetime Achievement Award.
Likewise, this award has an international projection, since the national winner will participate in the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award for which only the winner from each country is eligible.
Pioneer in the liberalization of the electricity market
As the founder of various companies in the energy sector, José Elías Navarro has been a pioneer in the liberalization of the electricity market through innovation, process improvement and optimization of the marketing model. He has managed to create a business group that occupies one of the main positions in the national electricity market and that includes marketing and electricity generation companies.
Audax Energía is an energy and gas marketing company that since its inception has worked to offer products at competitive prices. The company differentiates itself through innovation, the continuous launch of new products, international expansion and by offering quality service thanks to its own internal customer service department.
It currently operates successfully in 6 countries -Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland and Holland- presenting high growth ratios, which positions it as a solid company in constant international expansion.
Audax Energía also offers 100% renewable energy from wind farms, a sign of its firm commitment to the environment.