Mario Garnero Given 'Global Innovation Award' by Swiss Style

At a Ceremony held in London, Prize acknowledges Lifelong Commitment to Development by Brasilinvest´s Boss

Sep 14, 2011, 15:54 ET from Forum das Americas

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, Chairman of Brasilinvest, Brazil's pioneer merchant bank, was presented with the 2011 Global Innovation Award during a ceremony held at the Claridge's Hotel in London on Saturday, September 10, by the Chairman of Swiss Style Magazine, John François Beguin.

Founded in 1992, Swiss Style is a unique media concept geared towards the needs of the affluent English-speaking population of Switzerland, Europe and Asia. Many of Swiss Style's readers exert leadership and commanding authority over the allocation of the world's human and material resources.

During the ceremony, John Beguin stated that "in today's world, as we address the structural fault lines that belie global financial crises, it is vital that both the individual and the institution apply intelligence to their best ends and act. Lives, fortunes and the public good may, in fact, be at stake." In such a context, he added "Swiss Style is honored to present its 4th Global Innovation Award to a man who well reflects both private industry and public good: Mario Garnero."

The chairman of Swiss Style highlighted Garnero's visionary and tireless efforts to position Brazil as a world-class power, effectively balancing its strong position in an evolving world. By awarding Mario Garnero, he said, "we also salute the women and men of Brasilinvest, who, under his leadership, have contributed in putting Brazil at the forefront of the BRIC acronym."

Mario Garnero declared he is "delighted and humbled" by the Award. "We can now see how right we were in establishing Brazil's first private development agency, for Brasilinvest works today with 80 partner companies in 16 countries. Awarding me is but a signal of Brazil's growing importance on the global stage," he concluded.

Former recipients of the Global Innovation Award include:

2010 Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR) CEO, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber for The MASDAR Initiative in searching for solutions to some of mankind's most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and the development of human expertise in sustainability.

2009 TNT Express CEO, Peter Bakker and employees for their CSR linking hunger and climate change solutions.

2008 Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in behalf of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

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SOURCE Forum das Americas