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Milestone Achievement: A Successful 22nd Anniversary for the Outstanding 50 Asian American Business!

AABDC proudly honored outstanding Asian American leaders who continue to impact their fields significantly. A heartfelt thank you to our incredible awardees, generous sponsors, dedicated supporters, and the amazing team that made this event possible. Your commitment and contributions to our community are truly awe-inspiring.

We're thrilled to share the event photos with you, preserving the unforgettable moments and recognizing the remarkable individuals who shone bright that night.

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We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your presence and support at the Outstanding 50 Award Ceremony. The ceremony was a tremendous success, and it would not have been possible without your presence and contributions.

It was a pleasure to celebrate the achievement of outstanding Asian American leaders together. Feel free to share these memorable moments with your families, guests and network.

Once again, thank you all for your support and for making the Outstanding 50 Award Ceremony a resounding success! We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate and promote wider recognition of the contributions made by the Asian Americans.

We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Raj Subramaniam, the President and CEO of FedEx, for receiving the Outstanding 50 Pinnacle Award. Raj's dedication to driving innovation, sustainability, and global impact through FedEx is truly inspiring. He is a role model for leaders everywhere, demonstrating how vision, hard work, and a passion for making a difference can drive success.

It was incredible to witness Danielle Robinson, PhD, Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships from Diageo, present Raj with the sponsor gift onstage. Thank you, Diageo, for your generous support and for acknowledging Raj's outstanding contributions to the industry. Your partnership and commitment to recognizing excellence are commendable.

It is with heavy hearts that we remember and honor the life and legacy of Sir Ivan Menezes, CEO of Diageo, who passed away on June 5, 2023. His remarkable journey and contributions to the world of business and leadership leave an indelible mark on us all. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, AABDC honored Ivan with the prestigious Ivan Lifetime Achievement Award, a fitting tribute to a man who redefined excellence in leadership.

AABDC is grateful to Jeanine Dooley, Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Diageo North America Inc., for joining us to commemorate Ivan's memory. Jeanine graciously accepted the special Ivan Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf and delivered a moving speech that reminded us all of Ivan's profound impact.

As we remember Sir Ivan Menezes, let us celebrate his life, incredible achievements, and profound impact on the business world. Our thoughts are with his loved ones. Rest in peace, Sir Ivan. Your legacy lives on.

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