Supercell’s Ilkka Paananen collected the CEO of the Year trophy from The Up Group’s Clare Johnston and Robert Swerling at the fourth annual Digital Masters Awards last night, whilst Spotify and Farfetch each took away two of the eleven Green Cubes.
The event, held at the Roundhouse in Camden, gathered 1,000 C-level executives, entrepreneurs and investors to celebrate the world-class executives leading European companies to global success. The ceremony was hosted by broadcaster Rory Cellan-Jones, and featured entertainment from Groove Armada.
Other winners included leading executives from Adyen, Klarna, Deepmind, Centrica, Burberry and BBVA. The full list can be viewed here.
This year’s winners were judged by a panel of 32 of the region’s leading tech investors and advisors, and chaired by Daniel Waterhouse of Balderton Capital.
The 2017 winners in full:
CEO of the Year
Ilkka Paananen, Supercell
Excellence in General Management
Sam Halse, Adyen
Excellence in Commercial Management
Michael Rouse, Klarna
Excellence in Finance
Elliot Jordan, Farfetch
Excellence in Technology
Shane Legg, Deepmind
Excellence in Product
Gustav Söderström, Spotify
Excellence in People and Talent
Sian Keane, Farfetch
Excellence in Marketing
Angela Watts, Spotify
Excellence in Transformational Leadership
Nina Bhatia, Centrica
Excellence in Transformational Marketing
Sarah Manley, Burberry
Excellence in Transformational Data
Marco Bressan, BBVA