New Delhi: Adani Group founder and chairman Gautam Adani, who this week became the world’s third richest man, will receive the USIBC 2022 Global Leadership Award this month for his “visionary leadership” and commitment to strengthening US-India partnership.
Adani joins a list of top business leaders like Jeff Bezos, founder, executive chairman and former president and CEO of Amazon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Nasdaq president and CEO Adena Friedman, FedEx Corporation founder and chairman Fred Smith and Kotak Mahindra CEO Uday Kotak, to receive the US Chamber of Commerce’s US India Business Council (USIBC) award.
The award would be given at the USIBC India Ideas Summit on 7 September, the chamber working on promoting US-India ties said in a statement.
Presented annually, the Global Leadership Award is given to corporate executives from India and the United States with a demonstrated “active and dynamic commitment to strengthening the U.S.- India partnership”.
Following the announcement of the USIBC award, the Adani group tweeted they were “thrilled” at his being chosen for the award and that it was a “great honour”.
We are thrilled! @gautam_adani has been announced the winner of the USIBC 2022 Global Leadership Award in recognition of his visionary leadership. It is a great honour and we all feel proud of our Chairman for his contributions.#IndiaIdeasSummit https://t.co/dCAVhfNBzh
— Adani Group (@AdaniOnline) September 2, 2022
On Thursday, USIBC president and ambassador (retired) Atul Keshap, too visited the Adani Mundra Industrial Park, in Kutch Gujarat.
Sharing the experience on Twitter, Keshap said. that on his “first-ever visit to Gujarat, I had an inspiring discussion” with Gautam Adani, who will receive the Global Leadership Award at the summit in New Delhi on 7 September.
On my first-ever visit to #Gujarat, I had an inspiring discussion with @AdaniOnline Group Founder and Chairman @gautam_adani, who will receive the @USIBC Global Leadership Award at our #AGM and address our #IndiaIdeasSummit in New Delhi on September 7. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/rHeVWzRAxJ
— Atul Keshap (@USAmbKeshap) September 2, 2022
According to the USIBC release, this year’s summit will be addressed by S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia Affairs Donald Lu, among others.