2023 Global Leadership Award Dinner

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Christian Sewing



Thursday, April 20, 2023
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner


Cipriani 25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004


Black tie optional

AGI invites you to attend and support the 28th annual Global Leadership Award Dinner honoring Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Management Board at Deutsche Bank. We are particularly pleased to be recognizing Deutsche Bank, a long-time supporter of the Institute, as we celebrate AGI’ss 40th anniversary in 2023.

The vital work of AGI would not be possible without our dedicated supporters. We invite you to support our mission as we focus on the most pressing issues at stake for the United States and Germany in the global arena.


Christian Sewing

Christian Sewing

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank

Christian Sewing is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Management Board at Deutsche Bank. In 2021 he took on additional responsibility for Human Resources. Before that, he was also responsible for the Corporate Bank and the Investment Bank.

Mr. Sewing joined Deutsche Bank in 1989. Since then, he has held various positions at the Bank, including on the Management Board for Legal, Incident Management Group and Group Audit; responsibility for Deutsche Bank’s Private & Commercial Bank (including Postbank); Head of Group Audit; Deputy Chief Risk Officer; and Chief Credit Officer. He has worked in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto. From 2005 to 2007, Christian Sewing was a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank.

Deutsche Bank

Founded in 1870 to accompany German businesses into the world, Deutsche Bank has worked across borders ever since. Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. The bank focuses on its strengths in a Corporate Bank newly created in 2019, a leading Private Bank, a focused Investment Bank, and its Asset Management division. Deutsche Bank provides financial services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.


AGI is the only think-tank focused exclusively on the vital partnership of Germany and the United States. Dinner sponsorship is not only a sign of regard for Mr. Sewing and Deutsche Bank, but also an effective way for companies and individuals to strongly endorse the German-American relationship. Your generous donation supports a substantial portion of our operating budget and makes possible the high-quality events and publications that we produce throughout the year. Please submit your RSVP form by March 9, 2023, to Jessica Hart at jhart@aicgs.org .

Global Leaders / $50,000+

  • Table for ten, exclusive seating area
  • A full-page, four-color advertisement in the gala program booklet (first placement)
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Brand spotlight: larger logo on display at your table, logo listed prominently in the gala program booklet, on the AGI website, and on the wall of the main hall entryway

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Executive Leaders / $35,000+

  • Table for ten, prominent seating area
  • A half-page, four-color advertisement in the gala program booklet
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Brand spotlight: logo on display at your table, listed in the gala program booklet, and on the AGI website

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Corporate Leaders / $25,000+

  • Table for ten, main seating area
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Logo listed in gala program booklet and on the AGI website

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Business / $15,000+

  • Seating for up to five guests (half a table)
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Company name listed in the gala program booklet

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Associate / $10,000+

  • Seating for two guests
  • Company name listed in gala program booklet

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Individual / $1,500+

  • Single seat
  • Name and affiliation listed in the gala program booklet

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Can’t Attend?

Purchase an ad in the gala program booklet for you or your company

  • Full-page color ad – $3,000
  • Half-page color ad – $2,500

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Ron Daniels

Ron Daniels


Ronald J. Daniels became the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University in 2009. A law and economics scholar, Daniels previously served as provost and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and dean and James M. Tory Professor of Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the Order of Canada.

At Johns Hopkins, Daniels has focused his leadership on several key areas: strengthening inter-disciplinary collaboration in research and education, enhancing student access, deepening engagement with the city of Baltimore, and supporting economic and social innovation. During his tenure, the university has launched of a series of multi-disciplinary initiatives aimed at addressing some of society’s most vexing issues, bolstered the efforts of faculty, staff and students to translate discoveries into novel technologies, invested heavily in student access, and extended its significant community partnerships.

Ambassador Amy Gutmann

Ambassador Amy Gutmann


Ambassador Gutmann was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany on February 8, 2022. From her start at the 2022 MSC, Ambassador Gutmann has engaged in extensive outreach throughout Germany.

She has advanced the U.S.-Germany partnership during the Zeitenwende (historic turning point), combatted the rise of antisemitism, and promoted alliance efforts to support Ukraine’s defense of its democratic sovereignty against Russia’s unprovoked war. She was the longest serving President, from 2004-2022, of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university with a renowned health care system and Philadelphia’s largest employer (of over 50,000). She has published extensively on the practical value of democracy, education, health care, and human rights.

Named by Fortune magazine in 2018 as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Dr. Gutmann has been honored with awards from Harvard University, the Carnegie Corporation, the Anti-Defamation League, Urban Affairs Coalition, and the Leo Baeck Institute, among others.

Dr. Gutmann graduated magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College, earned her master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and her doctorate in Political Science from Harvard University. She is married to Columbia University professor Michael W. Doyle.

Emily Haber

Ambassador Emily Haber


Emily Margarethe Haber has been German Ambassador to the United States since June 2018. Immediately prior to this, Haber, a career diplomat, was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, serving as State Secretary overseeing security and migration at the height of the refugee crisis in Europe.

In this capacity, she worked closely with the U.S. administration on topics ranging from the fight against international terrorism to global cyberattacks and cybersecurity.
In 2009, she was appointed Political Director and, in 2011, State Secretary at the Foreign Office, the first woman to hold either post. Earlier in her career, she served at the German Embassy in Ankara and in Berlin as Deputy Head of the Cabinet and Parliamentary Liaison Division, as Director of the OSCE Division, and as Deputy Director-General for the Western Balkans. Emily Haber has extensive knowledge of the Soviet Union and Russia, having worked both in the Soviet Union Division at the German Foreign Office and at the German Embassy in Moscow. From 1975 to 1980, she studied history and ethnology in Cologne, earning her PhD.


Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy


Philip D. Murphy took the oath of office for a second term as New Jersey’s 56th governor on January 18, 2022.

Since taking office in 2018, Governor Murphy has focused on building a stronger, fairer, and more affordable New Jersey. Governor Murphy has put a special emphasis on making New Jersey more welcoming to both established high-tech enterprises and start-up companies in the innovation economy. Under the governor’s leadership, New Jersey has emerged as a leader in the deployment of clean energy technologies, includingone of the nation’s most-aggressive proposals for the development of offshore wind.

From 2009 until 2013, Governor Murphy served as the United States Ambassador to The Federal Republic of Germany, appointed by President Obama. In 2014, Governor and Mrs. Murphy founded New Start New Jersey, a “think-and-do tank” dedicated to seeking new policy directions to grow New Jersey’s economy and middle class. The Murphys partnered with the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to create the New Start Career Network, which specifically helps long-term unemployed New Jerseyans over age 45 get back into the workforce. Prior to entering public life, Governor Murphy worked for over twenty years at Goldman Sachs, starting as an intern in 1982 and ending in 2003 as a member of the firm’s management committee.


Bergamot Quartet

Bergamot Quartet


Bergamot Quartet is fueled by a passion for exploring and advocating for the music of living composers with creative programming, community-oriented audience building, and frequent commissioning.

Upcoming highlights include performing at Merkin Hall for the Ukraine Contemporary Music Festival, curating/presenting an evening at Roulette for the SONiC Festival, and being on faculty for the Creative Music Institute at Arts Letters and Numbers this summer. Their 2022 season included releasing their debut album on New Focus Recordings featuring a work by member Ledah Finck with percussionist Terry Sweeney; a co-commission and album release of Darian Thomas with Sō Percussion as part of Sō’s Flexible Commissions project; and a collaboration with composer Dan Trueman on a set of “Cross Quartets and Quintets” inspired by Hardanger fiddle cross-tunings.

Based in New York City, Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello. Based in New York City, Bergamot Quartet recently completed their residency as Graduate String Quartet at the Mannes School of Music, where they were mentored by the JACK Quartet, and the Klangspuren Chamber Music Lab in Innsbruck, Austria.


Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City – Financial District: 0.2 miles (4 minutes)
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park: 0.3 miles (6 minutes)
  • W New York Downtown Hotel: 0.2 miles (3 minutes)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport

Bowling Green

Black tie optional means that male guests are invited to wear tuxes and women may wear evening gowns or cocktail dresses — what you would wear at a black-tie affair — but you don’t have to. It’s fine for men to wear nice dark suits and for women to wear dresses that aren’t necessarily Oscar-night material.

The Dinner runs until about 10pm.

Please also consider contacting your hotel for recommendations on driving services.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

If you are interested in an advertising package, please contact Jessica Hart at jhart@aicgs.org . A Half-Page Ad is priced at $2,500 and a Full-Page Ad is priced at $3,000. Please note that the Gala Program Booklet is 5½” x 8 ½”, and advertising packages are deductible as a business expense in the U.S.


Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AGI provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research, and fellowships designed to enrich the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves. The Institute’s mission is to promote a better understanding of the challenges and choices facing Germany and the United States in a broader global arena. Every year we present our Global Leadership Award to recognize the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped our countries’ partnership.

We are honored to welcome Mr. Sewing to the prestigious group of Global Leadership awardees.

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