The Gala Awards Dinner Event
The 20th annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Dinner Gala will be held in September 2020. The top award is the Pinnacle Award, which is presented to individuals who have reached the peak of their professional career and are widely acknowledged as leaders in their industry. In addition, 50 talented individuals will each receive an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.
Established in 2001, the award gala has cumulatively honored over 800 successful Asian Americans who represent over 50 industries and professions. "The award honors individuals and serves to encourage the development of talent and leadership of Asian Americans," said John Wang, President of the AABDC.
2019 Laxman Narasimhan Global Chief Commercial Officer, PepsiCo
2018 Angela A. Chao Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foremost Group
2018 Vivek Sankaran President and Chief Operating Officer of Frito-Lay North America
2017 Don H. Liu Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Target
2016 Thai Lee President and CEO of SHI International Corp.(SHI)
2016 Lisa Su President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
2015 Phyllis J. Campbell Chairman of the Pacific Northwest Region for JPMorgan Chase & Co
2015 Susan S. Huang Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions
2014 Norman C.T. Liu President and CEO, GE Capital Aviation Service
2014 Vik Sawhney Chief Operating Officer of the Private Equity Group, Blackstone
2013 Memood Khan Executive VP, Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
2013 Raj Dhanda Co-head of Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley
2012 Dinesh C. Paliwal Chairman and CEO, Harman International Industries, Inc.
2011 Devan Sharma
2010 Tony Hsieh CEO, Zappos
2009 Wei Sun Christianson Managing Director and CEO, Morgan Stanley China
2008 Michael Chen President and CEO, Media, Communications, and Entertainment, GE Commercial Finance
2007 Nusrat Durrani Senior Vice President and General Manager, MTV World
2006 John Y. Kim President, Prudential Retirement
2005 Youngsul Chi Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Elsevier
2004 Ted Teng President and COO, Wyndham International
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