Asia Society 2012 Awards Dinner

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City

Honorees | Musical Performance | Tables and Tickets | Dinner Leadership

Reception 6:30 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm
Business attire or Asian national dress

Asia Society honored outstanding leaders in their respective fields whose demonstrated vision, leadership and commitment earned them global praise and recognition.

Post-event coverage:
Photos: 2012 Asia Society Annual Awards Dinner
Annual Awards Dinner Honorees Emphasize Economic Cooperation




David M. Cote
Chairman and CEO

David M. Cote is Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a $38 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell's Board in February 2002, and named chairman of the Board on July 1, 2002.



Washington SyCip
Founder, The SGV Group
Asia Society Honorary Life Trustee

Washington SyCip is founder of SGV, the Philippines largest professional services firm. He is an Honorary Life Trustee of The Asia Society. He is one of the founders and Chairman Emeritus of the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines; member of the Board of Overseers of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University; Honorary Chairman of the Euro-Asia Centre of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (1995-2010); and sits on the Board of a number of major corporations in Asia and other parts of the world. Mr. SyCip has received international awards and citations, among them the Order of Lakandula, Rank of Grand Cross and Philippine Legion of Honor, Degree of Commander, both conferred by the Philippine Government; 1992 Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding; and the Star of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Austria.


Patricia A. Woertz
Chairman, CEO and President
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Patricia A. Woertz is chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer and president of Archer Daniels Midland Company and an officer of the corporation. She was named CEO and president in April 2006, and assumed the additional role of chairman of the board in February 2007. Since joining ADM, Woertz has led the company to record financial results while growing its sourcing, transportation and processing networks through select acquisitions, strategic capital investments, and a number of global joint ventures and partnerships. She has also worked with ADM's board and senior leadership to strengthen the Company's strategic focus and planning, and to promote safety, continuous learning and sustainability initiatives company-wide.

Musical Performance

Kyaw Kyaw Naing
Internationally renowned master of the Pat Waing, a traditional Burmese drum-circle

Myanmar's legendary composer and percussionist Kyaw Kyaw Naing, is a renowned master of the pat waing — a traditional instrument made of 21 separately tuned drums that surround the player and are played melodically at lightning-fast speeds. Naing's musicality has made him famous throughout southeast Asia, where he has been a highly-sought-after composer of music for film and live performer. He learned the tradition from his late father, Chein Tit Tee, one of the most famous masters of an earlier generation, who toured the United States in 1975 as part of an Asia Society national tour. Now residing in the U.S., Naing is spreading the word about the music of Myanmar (Burma) throughout this country. After a performance at the Asia Society, the New York Times called his music "an exhilarating tease, defying expectations of symmetry or steady tempo.... the astonishingly playful, communicative.... the Burmese penchant for jazzy polyrhythm kicks in with complex percussion."

Watch a clip of Kyaw Kyaw Naing in concert

Table and Ticket Pricing Levels & Benefits

Vice-Chair at $25,000
* Table of 10 in premier location
* Recognition in printed materials and on Asia Society website
* Quarter-page acknowledgement in the Dinner program

Benefactor at $15,000
* Table for 10 in prime location
* Recognition in printed materials and on Asia Society website
* Acknowledgement in the Dinner program

Patron at $10,000
(Current Asia Society members only; limited availability)
• Table for 8 in preferred location
• Recognition in printed materials and on Asia Society website

Individual Ticket(s) at $1,500
* Dinner seating for 1
* Recognition in printed materials and on Asia Society website


Dinner Leadership

Lise and Michael Evans
Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman, The Starr Foundation

Morningside Group/Ronnie C. Chan
Henrietta and Richard Fore
Courtney Sale Ross
Lulu and Anthony Wang

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Arete/Betsy and Ed Cohen
Friends of Washington SyCip
General Atlantic
Chip and Sheryl Kaye/Warburg Pincus
Kirkland & Ellis
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tishman Speyer

Bingham McCutchen
Gina Lin Chu
Duke Energy
Guy Carpenter & Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Guy Carpenter & Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Deloitte LLP
Lisina M. Hoch
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
David Rockefeller
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
Standard Chartered Bank
Washington SyCip
Jack and Susy Wadsworth

Celestica Corp
Yung Hee Kim
K&L Gates
Mars, Inc.
Victor and Tara Menezes
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone
Ambassador John Negroponte
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV
SGV & Co.
Towers Watson
The John L. and Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation
John and Cynthia Whitehead

BNY Mellon
Lenore A. Carasia/Wells Fargo Insurance Services (USA), Inc.
Dr. Young Yang Chung
Theodore C. Cox
DeWitt Stern Group
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Patrick and Elizabeth Gerschel
William Hite
John Imle and Janet McClintock
Susan E. Lynch
Jacob Pabst
Prabhakar SJB Rana
Mrs. Arthur Ross
Jose Soriano and France Choa
Clif and Dolores Wharton

Friends of Washington SyCip
Albert and Lin Bildner Foundation Inc.
J. Carlitos G. Cruz
His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Cuisia
Honorable Mario L. de Leon Jr. and Eleanor de Leon
Alfred G. Goldstein
Enrique Gonzalez
Doris Ho
Tom and Ann Johnson
Loida Nicolas Lewis
Geovanna Lim
Vicente and Leticia Limcaoco
Sheila Marcelo
Rene "Butch" and Pamela Meily
Ken and Josie Natori
Vic Noel
Nene Quimson
Judy Roxas
Carmelita Salas
Ezekiel Solomon AM
Sycip Gorres Velayo

* List in formation


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2009 New York Annual Dinner
2008 New York Annual Dinner
2007 New York Annual Dinner

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