Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jochim Aerts, CEO Ridley Bikes, elected young entrepreneur of the year

The network of young and enterprising people, JCI Flanders, voted Jochim Aerts the young entrepreneur of the year. Earlier this year Jochim Aerts won the Limburg entrepreneur of the year and he now repeated his win on the Flanders level.

The prestigious trophy was awarded during the closing gala at Technopolis in Mechelen to the CEO of Ridley Bikes, the renowned bicycle manufacturer from Paal-Beringen. In this final round Ridley Bikes defeated Massive Media, a media group including Netlog.

The innovation, research and development at Ridley Bikes was particularly appreciated by the JCI jury. The international breakthrough of Ridley Bikes over the last years was also a decisive factor for this award winning victory. For Ridley Bikes, manufacturer of high-and aerodynamic racing bikes, the award is a confirmation for the hard work of the past 20 years. Jochim Aerts was obviously very excited and proud with this victory.

Jochim Aerts: "This trophy is obviously a team effort of which I am particularly proud of."

This victory will give Jochim Aerts the opportunity to compete with young entrepreneurs worldwide in the JCI World Congress in November 2011.

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