Our gala is fast approaching and kicks off online at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 10. During this awards program, we’ll celebrate the Atlantic Council’s transformation over the past 60 years, as we honor individuals who share an unwavering commitment to creating a strong international system. Thank you for tuning in and helping build a better, safer world. 

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2021 Honorees

H.E. Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission
Distinguished International Leadership Award

Albert Bourla, DVM, PH.D.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer
Distinguished Business Leadership Award

Özlem Türeci, M.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, BioNTech
Distinguished Business Leadership Award

Professor Ugur Sahin, M.D.
Co-Founder and CEO, BioNTech
Distinguished Business Leadership Award

Dua Lipa
Grammy Award-winning Artist; Founder, Sunny Hill Foundation; Activist
Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award


Distinguished Leadership Awards

Each year, the Distinguished Leadership Awards salutes an exemplary group of individuals who have contributed to the Atlantic Council mission of shaping the global future together.