PODER | abc* Business Awards 2009
PODER magazine and The American Business Council (abc*) held a special dinner and presentation Monday evening to celebrate excellence and leadership
PODER magazine created the PODER Awards to celebrate excellence and leadership in the Americas by recognizing those men and women who have demonstrated remarkable strategy, vision and execution in their respective businesses and organizations; those who are enhancing and producing systemic change in the region. This year PODER magazine has partnered with The Americas Business Council Foundation to identify and award best practices in the region in social entrepreneurship, sustainability and peace.
The Americas Business Council Foundation (abc*) is an independent not-for-profit organization, in its inaugural year, formed to bring U.S. Hispanic and Latin American leaders together to exchange ideas that impact “people, planet and philanthropy.”
Master of Ceremony
John King is the anchor of State of the Union with John King, CNN’s Sunday news program that covers political analysis, national and world affairs, cultural segments, media analysis and commentary. Mr. King is also CNN’s chief national correspondent. John King joined CNN in May 1997 and was appointed chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005.
Regional Impact Award: Peter Kellner
Renaissance Award: Alejandro Ramírez
Americas Freedom of Press Award: Yoani Sánchez
Innovation Award: Andrés Jamarillo
Hispanic Enterprise Award: Frank Sánchez
Leadership Award: José Antonio Abreu
Entrepreneurship Award: Emilio Estefan
People Award: Juanes
Philanthropy Award: Felipe Berríos
Planet Award: Guilherme Leal | Natura Cosméticos
MTV Networks Latin America presents Costa Rican sensation Debi Nova. The singer/songwriter is a six-time Grammy Award nominee and has performed duets and toured the world with Ricky Martin and Sergio Mendes. Her upcoming album is an electrifying combination of irresistible Latin rhythms and potent pop smarts that showcases this vivacious artists considerable musical gifts (she plays piano, guitar, bass and more) as well as her rich Latina heritage. It’s a genre-defying blend that anyone can enjoy and proof positive that pop music really is a universal language. (www.debinova.com)
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