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13 new international companies join ELITE, bringing the total number of companies over 850

  • New businesses join from Europe, Kenya and Mexico
  • First Kenyan and Mexican companies join ELITE
  • 7 companies graduate from programme
  • Brings total number of ELITE businesses to over 850 from across 36 countries, with 150 companies joining in 2018 to date


Companies from Kenya and Mexico join ELITE for the first time today. They include Kenyan renewable energy developer, Olsuswa Energy and cosmetic company, Embelle and healthcare distribution business, Marzam from Mexico.

Three of the 13 new businesses come from Bulgaria, as part of the UniCredit CEE Lounge, a partnership between ELITE and the Italian bank, UniCredit. Over 40 companies have joined ELITE through the UniCredit CEE Lounge since 2015. Three of today’s new businesses come from Hungary, building on ELITE’s long term partnership with the Budapest Stock Exchange signed in 2016.

From today, ELITE’s 851 businesses come from across 36 countries and 35 sectors. They are generating over €62 billion in combined revenues and employ approximately 300,000 people across Europe and internationally.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE:

“I am delighted to welcome the latest group of international companies to ELITE. The ever growing global success of ELITE, demonstrated by companies joining from Latin America to Europe and Africa today, and over 150 new companies joining in 2018 alone, highlights the diversity and dynamism of the ELITE community and the strength of our new and existing partnerships".


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