Ewald Raben Entrepreneur of the Year in Germany

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Ewald Raben, CEO of the Raben Group, was presented with the 2018 LEO Award in the “Entrepreneur of the Year” category by Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung on 23 March. Ewald Raben accepted the honour at a celebration gala at the Curiohaus in Hamburg.

Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung has been presenting the LEO Awards to outstanding persons in the logistics sector once a year since 2007. The jury centred around DVZ chief editor Harald Ehren honours managers, company owners and forward-looking visionaries in various categories, including the “Entrepreneur of the Year”.   

“I am delighted to receive this award. Raben Group is a family company and our core value is Entrepreneurship mixed with courage, perseverance and the right combination of experience and the sense of new objectives and horizons. As a logistics service provider we want to support ambitions economic objectives of our customers using tailor-made solutions and all our efforts are always governed by the ultimate aim - to provide the highest quality service. Our own German distribution network was a logical consequence. It gives us more flexibility and helps us to take full advantage of our capacities for the benefit of our customers,” - says Ewald Raben.

LEO stands for Logistics, Excellence and Optimisation. The prizes are awarded in the following three categories: entrepreneurs, innovations and lifetime achievements in logistics. The LEO Awards are designed to honour people who have made a name for themselves through very special services, unusual social involvement or ground-breaking ideas. The previous prize-winners have included Klaus-Michael Kühne, Bernhard Simon, Heinz and Dr. Hugo Fiege, Erich Staake, Susanne Meier, Josef Hattig, Gudrun Winner-Athens and Klemens Rethmann.