The shortlist of ten finalists for the 2017 edition were selected by a jury of former winners, captains of industry, independent top specialists and editors of Trends, under the supervision of jury chairman Luc Vandewalle. Michèle Sioen was the winner with the most preferred votes.
Michèle Sioen is at the head of the textile group Sioen Industries since 2005. She was chosen for the sustainable growth of Sioen Industries, her broad commitment which was translated into the chairmanship of the FEB and her role in the textile sector federation Fedustria. She dedicates her victory to all employees of her company. "I consider this a price for the entire company, for all employees," says the new Manager of the year.