FAU Business Leader of the Year
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Networking starts at 7am
Started in 1991, the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Business Leader of the Year award celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Florida leaders and their impact on the overall business environment. Honorees are selected for their excellence in leadership, vision, innovation, knowledge and experience, transparency and social responsibility.
Read Heiko Dobrikow's Bio here:
Heiko Dobrikow is a seasoned hotelier of over 30 years and a business professional with extensive experience in all areas of the property & asset management. He is an expert in providing advisory support and solutions, such as developing successful management teams, ensuring revenue optimization, implementing service excellence and employee satisfaction. Assets may range from a boutique hotel to a major convention resort, from commercial buildings to residential communities. Heiko is also known taking companies with vertical structures and flatten them by implementing a Servant Leadership Ideology.
Heiko grew up in Germany and came to the U.S. at the age of 17 years old. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor in Arts & Science with the desire to becoming Sports Psychologist. However, while studying at KU, he fell in love with the hospitality industry working.
His hobbies are travelling, motorcycling, boating, tennis and golf. He is married to his beautiful wife Elenice and enjoys the company of his Vizsla “Luke” and African Grey Parrots “Malibu” and “Sugar”.
The FAU Business Leader of the Year award celebrates the accomplishments of business leaders and their ongoing legacy in improving the overall environment of businesses. The program has a twenty-year history of recognizing strong leadership in the state of Florida.
Honoree Selection: The criteria for selection includes a number of traits and characteristics. The traits listed are not an exhaustive list of leadership qualities. They are a composite of leadership qualities the College acknowledges in vetting candidates, and demonstrating wisdom, courage and leadership.
Vision | Innovation | Knowledge & Experience | Transparency | Social Responsibility
Business Leaders Scholars Program
A portion of the sponsorship dollars raised for the Business Leader of the Year Award will provide scholarship assistance to students at Florida Atlantic University. The level of sponsorship will determine the number of scholarship awarded.
These one-time, expendable awards will be made using the following criteria:
Students will be notified that they have received a scholarship named for the Business Leader of the Year sponsor and there will be an opportunity for the sponsor and the student to meet at our annual scholarship recognition luncheon.