Business Elite’s “40 Under 40”

Business Elite’s “40 Under 40” is a prestigious awards program that identifies outstanding young Executives and Entrepreneurs in the world’s business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities and to their own countries. And every one of them is under the age of forty.

It is one of the world’s most popular and prestigious awards for young business leaders, often the first program to shine the spotlight on many successful global notables. It is almost certain that our honorees will create remarkable track records of achievement post-award.

Selection criteria: Advisory Board

The Business Elite’s “40 under 40” Advisory Board is composed of respected and experienced individuals from across the business world, leaders in their industries, professions, and communities. The Advisory Board reflects the diversity and leadership excellence in global business.

In order to keep objectivity and protect the members from any pressure and lobbying, we announce their names after the final lists are published. Advisory Board members volunteer their time to review nominee material and to meet annually to select the 40 awardees per region. We thank them for their commitment and the important role they play in the selection.

Eligibility Guidelines

The nominee:

Important Dates

NOTE: If the nominee is selected to receive the award, they will be expected to attend all events in person.

Selection Process


The 40 under 40 Awardees will: