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Chobani Founder Named World Entrepreneur 2013

Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of America’s No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani, was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award winner on Saturday at a ceremony in Monte Carlo. Selected from a group of more than 50 country-winners from across the globe for this honor, Ulukaya was recognized for his disruptive innovation to bring wholesome food to the masses; regeneration of a long-stagnant category; financial success; and personal commitment to building a world-class brand.

 

Chobani Founder Speaks at CIA Graduation

Hamdi Ulukaya is the founder, president, and CEO of Chobani, which became a $1 billion business in just five years despite a major recession. His success earned him the moniker "the Steve Jobs of yogurt" by Forbes in 2011. Mr. Ulukaya, 40, shared his business acumen and philosophy for success during the baccalaureate commencement ceremony at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, on Wednesday, May 22.