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Vision-Box founders win EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Portugal


Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann and Chairman Bento Correia received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Portugal at a ceremony held in Lisbon last week.

The award was granted to the Vision-Box founders for their unique entrepreneurial spirit, excellent financial performance, strategic direction turning visions into reality, the culture of innovation and the personal commitment to their business and all stakeholders, including customers, partners and the community.

“With excellence comes appreciation,” Bento Correia, chairman of the company, commented. “And appreciation comes not only in the shape of an award, which we are so thankful for, but also in the great and rewarding relationship we consistently have with our customers. We are very grateful and honored to be partnering with inspiring, dedicated organizations worldwide that think the way we do, out-of-the-box, match our creativity and innovative spirit and put people first. That comes down to delivering solutions that really change people’s lives.”

According to a statement by the company, Vision-Box’s chairman and CEO achievements include developing and deploying the first Automated Border Control eGate based on facial recognition ever. 1,200 Automated Border Control and Passenger Experience solutions have been implemented at land, sea and air borders around the world since 2001 and become the standard and the reference around the world.

Vision-Box has customers in 150 countries and offices in five continents delivering end-to-end biometrics-based identity management solutions for governments, airports and airlines that authenticate more than 100 million users every year.

“We are committed to making a positive contribution to the world by continuously improving the collective values of security, safety, efficiency and convenience,” said CEO Miguel Leitmann. “We want to enhance travelers’ experience, improve people’s access to services and promote the bond between citizens and governments through trusted, people-centric digital identification technology. It’s all about creating new, brilliant things that improve processes necessary to everyone, every day in every corner of the world.”

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