GLAD

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

Martin H. Richenhagen

2017

Martin H. Richenhagen

Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO

Maria-Elisabeth Schaffler-Thumann

2016

Maria-Elisabeth Schaffler-Thumann

Gesellschafterin/
Partner, Ina-Holding Schaffler GmbH & CO. KG

Dieter Zetsche

2015

Dieter Zetsche

Chairman of the board of management, Daimler AG
Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

Michael Diekmann

2014

Michael Diekmann

Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)

Virginia M. Rometty

2013

Virginia M. Rometty

Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM

Martin Winterkorn

2012

Martin Winterkorn

CEO of Volkswagen AG

Herbert Hainer

2011

Herbert Hainer

CEO of adidas Group

Wolfgang Reitzle

2010

Wolfgang Reitzle

President and CEO of the Executive Board of Linde AG

Angela Merkel

2010

Angela Merkel

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

James A. Baker, III

2009

James A. Baker, III

61 st U.S. Secretary of State

Manfred Bischoff

2009

Manfred Bischoff

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Daimler AG

Mathias Döpfner

2008

Mathias Döpfner

Chairman & CEO, Axel Springer AG

Richard D. Parsons

2008

Richard D. Parsons

Chairman of the Board, Time Warner Inc.

Josef Ackerman

2007

Josef Ackerman

Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee
Deutsche Bank AG

Martin J. Sullivan

2006

Martin J. Sullivan

President and Chief Executive Officer
American International Group, Inc.

Gunter Thielen

2005

Gunter Thielen

Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann AG

A.G. Lafley

2004

A.G. Lafley

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The Procter and Gamble Company

Sanford I. Weill

2003

Sanford I. Weill

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup

Heinrich von Pierer

2002

Heinrich von Pierer

President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG

Rolf-E. Breuer

2001

Rolf-E. Breuer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Group

Henning Schulte-Noelle

2000

Henning Schulte-Noelle

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz AG

Eckhard Pfeiffer

1999

Eckhard Pfeiffer

Chairman of the Board of Intershop Communications

Jürgen Schrempp

1998

Jürgen Schrempp

Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG

Ron Sommer

1997

Ron Sommer

Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG

Jürgen Sarrazin

1996

Jürgen Sarrazin

Speaker of the Board of Dresdner Bank AG

Karl Otto Pöhl

1994

Karl Otto Pöhl

Former Chairman of the Bundesbank