7. Filip Stamenkovic

24, CEO and owner, Lestra Entreprenad Sverige AB

Aged just 22, Filip Stamenkovic made his mark in the competitive business world when in 2015, he was named Managing Director of the construction and maintenance company Lestra Entreprenad. The firm differentiates itself from competitors by emphasizing sustainability, efficiency, quality, and the environment in its work with public sector clients. The strategic focus has seen the firm grow to post revenues of over EUR 9m between 2017 and 2018. Stamenkovic currently sits on six corporate boards and, in 2016 at the age of 23, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Botkyrka municipality, just south of the Swedish capital Stockholm. In 2017, Sweden’s largest entrepreneur association awarded Stamenkovic third prize in the Young Entrepreneurs of the Year category, describing him as a “visionary entrepreneur” who also works to integrate foreign-born persons into Swedish life through work and language development.

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