The 5th Deshima Netherlands Award 2015 for Omori and OMRON
The 5th edition of bi-annual awards for successful Japanese investors in the Netherlands
Amsterdam, 14 December 2015 – During the annual DUJAT December Dinner on Friday 11 December 2015, Mr Hans de Boer, Chairman of VNO-NCW, also a member of the DUJAT’s Honorary Committee presented the Deshima Netherlands Award 2015. The Award in the category ‘new investment’ was won by Omori Europe B.V. and in the category ‘well established’ was won by OMRON Europe.
The winner has been awarded by Mr Hans de Boer, Chairman of VNO-NCW, also a member of DUJAT’s Honorary Committee.
From left to right: Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman of DUJAT, Mr. Hans de Boer, Ms. Maureen Geeraths, Sales Director of Omori Europe BV, Mr. Jeroen Mulder, Managing Director Omori Europe BV, Mr. Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner at Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Mr. Hiroyuki Usui, CEO of Omron Europe BV, Japanese Ambassador Masaru Tsuji, Radboud Molijn, Managing Director of DUJAT and Mr Frans van Lanschot, Honorary Consul General of Japan.
Omron Europe BV – winner “Well Established”
Mr. Hiroyuki Usui, CEO of Omron Europe BV
Omori Europe – winner “new investment”
The past winners:please click here
Deshima Netherlands Awards
How did the Jury work?
The Jury asked the Regional Partner Network of the NFIA to come up with names of companies they thought should be nominated. The nominating parties were asked to come up with good arguments to support their candidates. All nominees were discussed extensively among the Jury members.
What are the criteria to judge the potential winners? They were:
- The size of the investments
- The functions of the Japanese candidate award winner in the Netherlands
- The impact of the company on the local / regional economy
- The level of corporate citizenship
- Is the company a leader in its sector?
Obviously these criteria were judged differently for new-investments (less than 5 years in the NL) and well-established companies (longer than 5 years in the NL).
The jury of the Deshima Netherlands Award 2015 was chaired by Mr. Marcel van Aelst, Executive Vice Chairman – Hotel Okura Co. Ltd Japan and until the end of this year President – Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The jury members were Mr. Frans van Lanschot, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Amsterdam, Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner at NFIA, and Mr. Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman of DUJAT. Mr. Radboud Molijn, Managing Director of DUJAT, was non-voting secretary to the Jury members.