Ibrahim Mefire Kouotou, MD of the aquatics group EHEIM, has been crowned manager of the year by a French trade publication.
The Animal Distribution Magazine, published by Média & Jardin, holds industry awards every year across a number of categories.
Ibrahim joined Eheim in 2002 and has served as the company’s managing director since 2016/17. He was also appointed a Senator of the German Economy in 2019.
An article in the magazine praised Ibrahim for his ethos that ‘people come first in every decision made’.
Ibrahim said of his management style: “I don’t want there to be too much hierarchy within the company. I have reduced the levels within the organisation and fostered cross-functional cooperation. The employees feel more integrated within the company dynamic.”