Güler Sabancı to Receive A Further Award From Austria

06.05.2011
  • GÜLER SABANCI TO RECEIVE A FURTHER AWARD FROM AUSTRIA...
  • SABANCI HOLDING'S CHAIRMAN GÜLER SABANCI WILL RECEIVE SCHUMPETER AWARD
  • SCHUMPETER SOCIETY AWARDS GÜLER SABANCI FOR HER INNOVATIVE, ENTREPRENEUR AND BUSINESS LEADER ROLES

guler_sabanci_100528_orjinal.jpgSabancı Holding's Chairman Güler Sabancı will receive the Schumpeter Award, which has been awarded annually since 1991 in memory of the renowned Austrian economist Joseph A. Schumpeter. The Schumpeter Society explained that Güler Sabancı's leadership roles as an innovator, entrepreneur and business leader are all in alignment with the spirit of the award, and greatly influenced their decision. The award will be presented to Güler Sabancı on the Thursday 12th of May, at a ceremony to be organized at the Austrian Consulate. The former Federal Chancellor and Schumpeter Society Chairman Dr.Franz Vranitzky will attend the ceremony along with Dr. Michael Häupl.

Organized by the Schumpeter Society based in Wien, Austria, and annually awarded to candidates in the field of politics, economy and business, the Schumpeter Awards are presented to prominent figures who have been innovative in their domain and who have initiated new and progressive projects.

Since 1991, Schumpeter Award winners have included the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, widely known media businessman Ted Turner, former Enlargement Commissioner for the European Union Günter Verheugen and Nokia's former Chairman Jorma Ollila.

Following her decoration bestowed by the nation of Italy in 2002, Güler Sabancı was presented with the "Order of II. Leopold Commander" in 2007 by the President of the Belgian Senate, Armand de Decker, in response to her major contributions to the economic relationship between Turkey and Belgium. In 2009, in acknowledgement of her contributions to the relationship between Turkey and Spain, Güler Sabancı was presented with Spain's highest order of merit, the "Order of Encomienda De Numero" by Spain's Second Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Elena Salgado in a ceremony held on behalf of King I. Juan Carlos. Güler Sabancı was then awarded the "Silbernes Ehrenkreuz der Repuberlik Östreich", the highest Austrian order of state, by the Austrian Minister of the Economy, Family and Youth Mr. Reinhold Mitterlehner in April 2010, followed by the French "Legion d'Honneur" in June of that year..  

Further, Güler Sabancı is a recipient of the Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philantrophy.