EY Announces Fadi Cheikha of USAG as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Pacific Southwest-Orange County Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Fadi Cheikha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US Alliance Group, Inc., has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Orange County, Ca. region.

US Alliance Group, Inc. CEO Fadi Cheikha (Photo: Business Wire)

Well-known as one of the preeminent award programs, Cheikha along with other entrepreneur nominees from high-growth companies were evaluated based on some of the following criteria: the ability to overcome adversity, financial performance, societal impact, and innovation. Since its launch, the program has recognized business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

With 30 years of experience and a passion for growth and diversity, Cheikha founded Electronic Cash Systems (ECS) in 1997. Today he owns and operates a number of payment and investment groups including the leading payment processing company, US Alliance Group (USAG). And he proudly leads the non-profit he created and founded, Aiden Whisper.

This year EY award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on October 6th, and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

“I am honored to be a finalist with the EY. I want to give credit to God, my wife, my family, my friends, and my creative and longtime loyal team that supports my vision daily. Without the support, I would not be where I am today, so this nomination is dedicated to them,” Cheikha said.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year ® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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