Past Global Leadership Award Recipients

2012

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. MARTIN WINTERKORN

CEO of Volkswagen AG
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

2011

HERBERT HAINER

CEO of the adidas Group
Presented by Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

2010

PROF. DR. WOLFGANG REITZLE

President and CEO, Linde AG
Presented by Jacques Nasser
Chairman, BHP Billiton

DR. ANGELA MERKEL

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

2009

DR. rer. pol. MANFRED BISCHOFF 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Daimler AG

JAMES A. BAKER, III 

61st U.S. Secretary of State
Presented by The Honorable Robert Kimmitt
Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cross‐Border Investment

2008

RICHARD PARSONS 

Chairman, Time Warner Inc.

DR. MATHIAS DÖPFNER

Chairman and CEO, Axel Springer AG
Presented by The Honorable Robert Kimmitt 
Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury

2007

DR. JOSEF ACKERMANN

Chairman, Board of Managing Directors & Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
Presented by The Honorable Robert Kimmitt 
Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury

2006

MARTIN SULLIVAN

President and CEO, American International Group (AIG)
Presented by Dr. Henry Kissinger 
Former Secretary of State

2005

DR. GUNTER THIELEN

Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann AG
Presented by Richard D. Parsons
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.

2004

A.G. LAFLEY

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Procter and Gamble
Presented by Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States of America

2003

SANFORD I. WEILL

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup
Presented by Gerhard Schröder
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

2002

DR. HEINRICH VON PIERER 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG
Presented by James Wolfensohn 
President, The World Bank

2001

DR. ROLF‐E. BREUER

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank Group
Presented by Paul A. Volcker 
Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

2000

DR. HENNING SCHULTE‐NOELLE 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Allianz AG
Presented by Benjamin A. Gilman
Chairman, House International Relations Committee United States House of Representatives

1999

ECKHARD PFEIFFER 

Chairman of the Board, Intershop Communications
Presented by Christopher Forbes
Vice Chairman, Forbes, Inc.

1998

JÜRGEN SCHREMPP 

Chairman of the Board of Management, DaimlerChrysler AG
Presented by William Daley
United States Secretary of Commerce

1997

DR. RON SOMMER 

Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Telekom AG
Presented by Robert M. Kimmitt 
Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

1996

JÜRGEN SARRAZIN 

Speaker of the Board, Dresdner Bank AG
Presented by U.S. Senator Bill Bradley

1995

DR. h.c. KARL OTTO PÖHL

Former Chairman, the Deutsche Bundesbank
Presented by Alan Greenspan 
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System