Carlos Slim and Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group and CEO of Fiat S.p.A, Led Awards Gala Recognizing Outstanding Leadership in International Business
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), a non-profit U.S. business association dedicated to forging relationships and promoting dialogue between business and government communities across the globe, hosted its annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Awards, presented at a Gala and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton New York.
Held annually, the evening brought together a community of distinguished leaders in international business, the arts and media, with senior government officials, ambassadors and diplomats from throughout the world to celebrate the awards, modeled after President Eisenhower's global view of commercial diplomacy.
Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award. Since 2003, this award has honored corporate visionaries whose management and direction have driven revolutionary advancement across the world.
Event leadership also included the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award's last two recipients, Carlos Slim (2012) and Sergio Marchionne (2011), Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group and CEO of Fiat S.p.A,
"BCIU is honored to have presented this prestigious award to Mr. Tata in recognition of his exceptional career as a transformational leader," said Peter Tichansky, President and CEO of BCIU. "Mr. Tata has been a pioneer in countless fields including communications and information technology, engineering, energy, consumer product and philanthropy. His innovative vision has led to the dramatic improvement of people's lives not just in his native India but also throughout the world."
ABOUT BCIU: Established at President Eisenhower's initiative on November 10, 1955, the Business Council for International Understanding is a premier business association whose membership includes many of the world's largest multinational corporations in all major industries. BCIU promotes international understanding through dialogue and action by organizing briefings and off-the-record discussions between senior government officials and key business executives on issues of common concern, by facilitating public-private partnerships in the global marketplace, and by assisting stakeholders with problem-solving in turbulent situations and markets.
SOURCE Business Council for International Understanding