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Young Executives of the Year 2015 - Entries Now Open

The AFR BOSS Young Executives of the Year Awards are a unique way to reward and showcase your organisation’s future talent.

The search is on again to find Australia’s most outstanding young executives. AFR BOSS in association with DDI Australia is looking for six young executives with a special set of career skills, initiative and leadership potential.

A shortlist of 10 candidates will be interviewed by a panel of senior business leaders and participate in a DDI “day-in-the-life” strategic leadership assessment. Six Young Executives will emerge as our winners having shown a solid understanding of their company’s goals, clear and strong management skills and an interest in the wider world and business community.

More details can be found at

Who can enter?

You must be 35 years or under as of 31 July 2015 and currently employed.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people with a strong motivation to succeed—who also recognise how you succeed is important. Past winners have been able to demonstrate that they can manage under pressure and perform financially but also try to get the best out of people on the way. A good strategic sense and skills as well as emotional intelligence and an appreciation of the role of business in the broader community and society is an advantage.

How do I enter?

Go to and fill in the online entry form. From the initial entrants 10 finalists will be selected to participate in a one day assessment of leadership attributes at DDI; and be interviewed by our panel of three business leaders. From the process, the final six winners will be chosen.

Entries close 5 p.m. EDT on 29 May 2015.

Meet some of the finalists from 2014 and learn more about the process.

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