Event Details

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

34th Annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Awards Gala

Event Information

Date & time

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


New York, NY


Meredith Sanandres at +1-646-435-4874 or gala@bciu.org

Celebrating International Leadership and Achievement

We are pleased to announce that Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited, will receive the 2018 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award for his role as a business-statesman and his life-long commitment to philanthropy, the advancement of education and building bridges in the pursuit of global stability.  

BCIU will also acknowledge Laura and George W. Bush’s leadership in improving global public health, particularly their work, which has received strong bipartisan support, in fighting the global AIDS pandemic.  Millions of lives have been extended through the PEPFAR initiative established in 2003. PEPFAR also served to mobilize so many like-minded private philanthropic initiatives and partnerships.  BCIU will present the Eisenhower Global Citizenship Award to PEPFAR, which will be accepted by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx that evening.

Since 1984, BCIU members and special guests have assembled annually in New York to celebrate partnerships that promote and encourage international trade and diplomacy.

Launched in 2003, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award has recognized distinguished members of the international business community who embody outstanding leadership and achievement in the international arena. Gala attendees include leaders in media, diplomacy, culture, philanthropy and business.

For more information, please contact Meredith Sanandres at gala@bciu.org or +1-646-435-4874.


Biographical Information

Ronnie C. CHAN

Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited, both publicly listed in Hong Kong, with the latter being a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index. Founded in Hong Kong in 1960, the Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key cities like Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Wuxi, Jinan, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, and Hangzhou.

Mr. Chan is Co-founder of Morningside, an international  investment  group established in 1986 with venture capital and private equity investments in TMT and biotechnology. Morningside is strongly committed to social responsibility through the Morningside Foundation. Since 2014, the Morningside Foundation has given US$350 million to endow the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, named after Mr. Chan’s late father. In the same period, Mr. Chan and his wife gave US$20 million to endow the Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California.

Mr. Chan is active in many other non-profit and educational organizations. Mr. Chan is Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. In Hong Kong and mainland China, Mr. Chan founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing.

Mr. Chan served on the board of Eisenhower Fellowships between 1994 and 2003. He also serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including World Economic Forum, Peterson Institute for International Economics, University of Southern California, Yale University, Indian School of Business, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.