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Prize-Winners 2015

The second edition of the Vaud International Business Award was held on 12 November 2015 at IMD in Lausanne. The winners are: 

Category: "Foreign company"

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

An acknowledged leader in the field of infertility, Ferring Pharmaceuticals identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the sectors of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Located in Saint-Prex since 2006, the group currently employs more than 5,000 people around the world with over 600 employees in the Canton of Vaud. In 2014, it recorded a turnover of 1.5 billion euros. 

Michel Pettigrew, President of the Executive Board & Chief Operating Officer at Ferring Group, Bernard Rüeger, President of the Vaud Chamber of commerce and industry

 
Category: "Swiss company"

Swissquote

Swissquote employs a total of 545 people, 529 of whom work in Switzerland spread between the head office in Gland, with 453 employees, and the subsidiaries in Zurich and Berne. Employing a staff of only 80 when it was listed on the stock exchange in the year 2000, the online bank is one of the Swiss pioneers in its field. In 2014, it recorded a turnover of CHF 145.5 million with net profits of CHF 23.5 million. More than a quarter of its revenue comes from abroad. 

Bernard Rüeger, President of the Vaud Chamber of commerce and industry, Marc Bürki, Chief Executive Officer at Swissquote, Paolo Buzzi, Chief Technology Officer at Swissquote, Manuel Leuthold, President of the Economic Development - State of Vaud, Philippe Leuba, Minister of Economic Affairs and Sport

Category: "Jury's special prize"

APCO Techonologies

Essentially specialising in the aerospace and nuclear industries, APCO Techonologies is an entirely export-oriented company. Founded in Vevey in 1992, it currently employs 250 people, 170 of whom work in the canton. It is also present as a Swiss company at the Space Centre in French Guiana, the base of the Ariane 5 launcher.

Jean-Frédéric Berthoud, Director of the Development Economic – State of Vaud, Claudine Amstein, Director of the Vaud Chamber of commerce and industry, Aude Pugin Toker, Chief Financial Officer at APCO Technologies, Philippe Leuba, Minister of Economic Affairs and Sport

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