AICGS inaugurated the Global Leadership Award in 1995 as part of the Institute’s mission to foster stronger ties between the United States and Germany. The Award recognizes the achievements of business and political leaders who, through their personal and professional accomplishments, have helped strengthen the close partnership between Germany and the United States.
The Award is presented in the fall at a gala dinner in New York City, which is also the Institute’s main annual fundraising event. Guests at the gala include hundreds of top-level corporate executives, political figures, diplomats, NGO leaders, and members of the academic community, making this event a “celebration” of German-American partnership in the truest sense.
The gala dinner is underwritten principally by individual and corporate sponsors. Net proceeds from the event provide a substantial portion of the funding for the Institute’s research programs. Sponsors receive invitations to the Dinner, on-site acknowledgements, complimentary advertising opportunities, and other benefits. Sponsorship fees are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law in both Germany and the United States. Sponsorship is also an effective way for a company to publicize its support for a stronger German-American partnership before an important audience of corporate and government leaders who care deeply about this relationship.
AICGS Global Leadership Award Recipients
Former Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE
Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO
Partner, Ina-Holding Schaffler GmbH & CO. KG
Chairman of the board of management, Daimler AG
Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)
Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM
CEO of Volkswagen AG
CEO of adidas Group
President and CEO of the Executive Board of Linde AG
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
James A. Baker, III
61 st U.S. Secretary of State
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Daimler AG
Chairman & CEO, Axel Springer AG
Richard D. Parsons
Chairman of the Board, Time Warner Inc.
Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee
Deutsche Bank AG
Martin J. Sullivan
President and Chief Executive Officer
American International Group, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann AG
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The Procter and Gamble Company
Sanford I. Weill
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup
Heinrich von Pierer
President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Group
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz AG
Chairman of the Board of Intershop Communications
Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG
Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG
Speaker of the Board of Dresdner Bank AG
Karl Otto Pöhl
Former Chairman of the Bundesbank