Awarded Entrepreneur of the year 2012 by the ABN

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, every milestone is a testament to the resilience, dedication, and innovation that drive individuals to make a difference. One such pivotal moment in my entrepreneurial journey occurred in 2012 when I was honored with the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by the ABN (Acme Business Network). As I take a moment to reflect on that incredible experience, I am excited to share the insights and experiences that have shaped my path.

The ABN Recognition

The ABN Entrepreneur of the Year award is a symbol of excellence and leadership in the business world. The organization recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills, contributed significantly to their industry, and made a positive impact on the community. Being acknowledged by such a distinguished institution was not just a personal achievement but also a recognition of the hard work and dedication of my entire team.

The Journey to Success

Behind every success story is a journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and lessons. In my case, the entrepreneurial road was marked by daring decisions, calculated risks, and an unwavering commitment to my vision. Receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year award was a validation of the strategic choices we made, the innovations we introduced, and the positive outcomes we achieved. 

Key Insights from the Award

Innovation Pays Off:

The recognition emphasized the importance of innovation in driving business success. Whether it was adopting cutting-edge technologies or introducing unique solutions to industry challenges, the award underscored the value of staying ahead in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Teamwork and Leadership:

No entrepreneur achieves success in isolation. The award reinforced the significance of effective leadership and a cohesive team. The acknowledgment was a tribute to the hard work, dedication, and talent of the entire team that contributed to our company’s growth.

Community Impact:

Beyond business success, the award highlighted the importance of contributing positively to the community. From philanthropic initiatives to sustainability efforts, being recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year encouraged a continued focus on social responsibility.

Continuous Learning:

Entrepreneurship is a journey of continuous learning. Receiving the award served as a reminder to stay curious, adapt to change, and embrace new opportunities for growth.

In life …in Business, Success is not a one time fit all journey, It takes so much maturity to accept failure. Re-set, Re-Adjust, Re-Start. As many times as you need to. To achieve your goal.

“You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.

-Rod Stewart, Singer-songwriter.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award by ABN was not just a moment in time but a celebration of the collective effort, determination, and innovation that define the entrepreneurial spirit. As I continue to build on this foundation, the recognition serves as a source of inspiration and motivation, propelling me forward in the ever-evolving world of business. I look forward to the future with gratitude for the past and excitement for the opportunities that lie ahead.

You are called a winner because you overcome adversities. As painful as it’s, you can never allow depression to take over! you have to try till death!


Yannick Tchoum is passionate creative, who is the Founder, Chairman & C.E.O. @ The Tchoum Group. He leads the vision and oversees the management of all subsidiaries companies under the holding's umbrella