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Concordia Leadership Award

The Concordia Leadership Award recognizes global leaders within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who inspire others through their ability to turn vision into impact.

2023 Recipients

Selection of the Recipient

Nominated by Concordia’s Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Senior Advisors, and Advisors, three Leadership Award recipients are selected from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors each year by the Leadership Award Committee. This committee process is chaired and led by Anita McBride, Concordia Leadership Council Member and Former Assistant to President George W. Bush & Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush.


The Leadership Award prioritizes individuals who:

  • Have elevated a global challenge that has ignited public-private acknowledgment of inclusive practical solutions.
  • Have a record of nonpartisan partnering experience.
  • Share a commitment to positive social and economic change while promoting effective public-private collaboration to create a more prosperous and sustainable future.
  • Are available to accept the award at a Concordia Summit.

Past Recipients

Leadership Award Subcommittee

Leadership Award Presentations

Aliko Dangote

Nazanin Ash

Sister Norma Pimentel

Ginni Rometty

Iván Duque Márquez

Laura Bush

Lynne Doughtie

H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 

Jacqueline Novogratz

Paul Bulcke

Gloria Malone

Paul Polman

Hilary Clinton