Entrepreneurs' Organization Announces the Global Citizen of the Year Award Winner

-- Kenyan entrepreneur Sriram Bharatam led the organization's growth and expansion in Africa --

Alexandria, Virginia, USA (4 May 2015) – Today, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), the world's leading peer-to-peer entrepreneurial organization, awarded entrepreneur Sriram Bharatam, a distinguished member of EO East Africa, its Global Citizen of the Year. The announcement occurred at the organization's Global Leadership Conference (GLC), where more than 1,000 entrepreneurial leaders from more than 48 countries are in San Diego, California for a three-day business leadership conference. EO's global events are designed to galvanize entrepreneurs looking to connect with a community of more than 10,000 members to gain leadership skills, perspective and awareness.

The highly coveted award is given yearly to a member whose entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and effective business approach transcends borders, changes lives and sets an example for EO's peer-to-peer community.

"I've been a member of EO for 10 years now. As I was starting two new businesses in Kenya, I realized that there was a need to have a community of entrepreneurs who could trust each other and serve as a sounding board for learning and growth. My goal was to create a group of likeminded entrepreneurs who would share common core values and work together toward nurturing and growing their career paths," said Sriram Bharatam, who has been vital to EO's growth in Africa given its newly formed chapters Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

"It's a great honor to present Sriram with EO's distinguished Global Citizen of the Year Award," said Blair Assaly, EO's Global Chairman. "Throughout the last year, Sriram has embodied the mindset of a global entrepreneur and has been a catalyst for EO's recent expansion in Africa. By implementing the right structure and culture in place, Sriram has paved the way for EO in Africa by launching the Africa 750 Initiative."

The Global Leadership Conference (GLC), which is a yearly, exclusive gathering for EO member to share experiences and apply them to their businesses and everyday lives, is also an opportunity for EO San Diego members to interact with their peers from 147 chapters around the world. The GLC will feature plenary learning sessions regarding the business dimensions of influence, control, power and inspiration. For more information on breakout sessions, visit: http://events.eonetwork.org/2015glc/agenda/ 

The highly touted GLC will offer participants the opportunity to gain renewed leadership perspective by participating in innovative workshops that cater to their unique leadership skills and leadership roles; attend special learning sessions, where they will get acquainted with the principles of leadership and discover how to apply them in their personal and professional lives; and define their leadership legacy through experience sharing and a better understanding of the EO leadership model. To learn more about GLC, visit: http://events.eonetwork.org/2015glc/



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