Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
In 1978, Babson College established the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® (ADE), the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame.
At a private ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in EDEM Business School, Valencia, Juan Roig, president of Mercadona, was
inducted as a new member.
We honored the outstanding business achievements of Juan Roig as the leader of the family-owned, Spanish supermarket honored as part of the fourth annual
Babson Connect: Worldwide Entrepreneurship Summit in Spain
“Babson is proud to induct Juan Roig, an exemplary family business leader, entrepreneur, and investor, into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Mr. Roig epitomizes entrepreneurial leadership—guiding and growing a successful enterprise, investing in his employees, and supporting local entrepreneurs and Spanish startups. His wide-ranging impact demonstrates how entrepreneurship can create positive change in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Babson community.”
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