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AFN
CEO 
AWARDS

Congratulations to
The Advantage Foundry Network 
2021 Annual CEO Award Finalists!

In 2021 – an extraordinary year by any measure – we hosted many hundreds of CEOs from around the world. We have heard and learned from this amazing community of intelligent, thoughtful, and determined CEOs. With such a strong community, we decided to launch the first annual AFN CEO Awards™ to recognize CEO excellence in five categories.

Congratulations to the
2021 AFN Annual CEO Award Winners!

AFN is honored to celebrate the accomplishments of members of our community with the first annual AFN CEO awards. The winners inspire and highlight the value of our community's varied expertise and perspectives.

 

The 2021 AFN CEO Awards acknowledge outstanding efforts and accomplishments in five categories. 

This year's winners include:

Disruptor
of the Year

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Vast Bank

CEO
of the Year

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b.well
Connected Health

Corporate Culture
CEO of the Year

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Geekseat

Resilient
CEO of the Year

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Think of Us

Growth
CEO of the Year

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Spirit Health Group

2021 AFN CEO Award Finalists

AFN Resilient
CEO of the Year

AFN Corporate Culture
CEO of the Year

AFN Growth
CEO of the Year

AFN Disruptor
of the Year

AFN
CEO of the Year

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Ji Fang

Divina

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Ulrika Brunner

Inspire Group Asia

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Clayton Hayward

Sixto Cancel

UKheshe Technologies

Think of Us

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Carl Sanders-Edwards

Adeption

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Jim Estill

Danby Appliances

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Chris Barker

Spirit Health Group

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David Bennett

Axcient

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Wendy Buxton

Lynnco Supply Chain Solutions

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Mia Jackson

Vital Care Industries

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Keren Leshmen

OCON Healthcare

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Curt Cronin

Ridgeline Partners

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Simone Hildebrand

Geekseat

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Jill Blankenship

Michael Petter

Frontline Group

Eyvo Procurement

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Ralph Pecker

Paycode

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Brad Scrivner

Vast Bank

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Shalini Pavithran

Maylasian Insurance Institute

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Andres Ruzo

Link America

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Mark Holland

Ascend Staffing

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Dave Rath

ProcessMAP

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Cat Williamson

Niyanta Spelman

Wittner

Rainforest
Partnership

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Kristen Valdes

b.well
Connected Health

The AFN CEO Awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of leaders in:

AFN Disruptor of the Year

The CEO who changed their market or industry with new thinking and approaches to deliver a revolutionary value proposition, product, or service. 

AFN Resilient CEO of the Year

The CEO who exhibited resilience, perseverance, and tenacity to lead their company through extraordinary challenges. 

AFN Corporate Culture CEO of the Year

The CEO who demonstrated a commitment to and positively impacted on their company’s culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

AFN Growth CEO of the Year

The CEO who led their company to achieve outstanding growth. 

AFN CEO of the Year

The best overall CEO, inspiring their management teams and employees.

The AFN CEO Awards are unpaid and unsponsored. In selecting the finalists, we have looked at their qualities with respect to each of the award categories, and have also adhered to our

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy