Clinton Global Citizen Awards Honorees, Special Guests and Performers Announced
The 9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation will honor Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; Aliko Dangote, President & CEO, Dangote Group; Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan; Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health ,With special performances and appearances by Tony Bennett; Ben Harper; Janelle Monáe; The Roots; Trudie Styler; Founder, The Rainforest Fund; Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program; Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; and musical producer, Randy Jackson.
New York, NY – The Ninth Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation, honored outstanding individuals for their leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected positive, lasting social change around the world in the areas of healthcare, poverty, economic empowerment, legal aid, and women’s leadership.
The 2015 ceremony honored:
For Leadership in Public Service, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; President, Zayed University. She will be honored for leading the United Arab Emirate’s global philanthropic efforts and making investments to fight hunger and poverty around the world.
For Leadership in the Private Sector, Aliko Dangote, President and CEO, Dangote Group. He will be honored for expanding economic growth in West Africa through investments in business, healthcare, and education in the next generation of West African leaders.
for Leadership in Civil Society, Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan. She will be honored for driving a proactive approach toward policy in Pakistan and advocating for core labor standards in Pakistan.
for Leadership in Humanitarian Response, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal for private sector leadership in the Ebola response efforts; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health, for bridging the gap between clinics and remote villages in Liberia and responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Raj Panjabi will be accepting his award on behalf of the following organizations for their Ebola response efforts: Africare; Afya Foundation; Airlink; American Logistics Aid Network; AmeriCares; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Brussels Airlines; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ChildFund International; Christian Aid Ministries; Direct Relief; GE Foundation; Government of Guinea; Government of Liberia; Government of Sierra Leone; Greenbaum Foundation; LIFT; Medical Research Centre- Sierra Leone; Medtronic, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nippon Cargo Airlines; Open Society Foundations; Partners in Health; Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; UBS Optimus Foundation; Wellbody Alliance; and Western Global Airlines.
The evening featured musical performances by Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Janelle Monáe, and The Roots, with special appearances by Trudie Styler, Founder, The Rainforest Fund, Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program, and Randy Jackson who serves as musical producer for the event.