Entrepreneurial Leaders Award


David and Cheryl Koop


The Entrepreneurial Leaders Award is a prestigious award given to a notable entrepreneur or leader at ELO Forums or events



The purpose of the ELO Entrepreneurial Leaders Award to recognize the track record of a person(s) who can serve as an inspiration to Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders around the world.

The Entrepreneurial Leaders Award is presented regularly at ELO Forums around the world.

Nominees come from various sectors, whether the business, nonprofit or academic sectors. In many instances, nominees have an impact in one or more of the sectors.


criteria 2024

  • Exemplifies the qualities of entrepreneurial leadership that are embedded in a Christian worldview
  • International stature with significant influence
  • Long-term influence in their chosen profession, whether directly or indirectly related to Christian ministry
  • Success in their chosen field of endeavour (whether business, nonprofit or academic)
  • Community involvement, whether church, para-church or philanthropic activities
  • Outstanding reputation for integrity in terms of living out faith
  • The person must be a role model to inspire other marketplace leaders to others to greater heights of significance

ELA 2024

  • Awarded at an ELO Forum or event (whether Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore or Oxford)
  • The Recipient must be present at and participate in the ELO event in order to be eligible for and receive the Award.
  • The Recipient becomes a lifetime “Honorary Advisor” to the ELO.
  • The recipient must be in agreement with the objectives of the Vision, Mission & Values of the ELO.
  • The recipient is provided the opportunity to deliver a the keynote address or acceptance speech at the ELO event.