Upwardly Global Gala Archive

UPWARDLY GLOBAL GALA 2022

UPWARDLY GLOBAL GALA 2021

UPWARDLY GLOBAL GALA 2020

PREVIOUS HONOREES AND GUESTS

2022 GALA

Steven J. Corwin, MD

Honoree

President and Chief Executive Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Katrina Cukaj

Honoree

Advertising and Media Executive, WarnerMedia

Krishan Bhatia

Honoree

President & Chief Business Officer, NBCUniversal

Dr. Mohammed Sediq Hazratzai

Honoree

Investigator at the Public Health Institute, Professor at the University of California, Davis

Ravi Chanmugam

Speaker

Senior Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Tony Goncalves

Speaker

Former Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia

Michael E. Kassan

Speaker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MediaLink

Dr. Wendy Osefo

Speaker

Author, Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University, Entrepreneur

2021 GALA

Harit Talwar

Honoree

Chairman of Consumer Business, Goldman Sachs

Shaun E. Smith

Honoree

Sr. Vice President and Chief People Officer, New York-Presbyterian

Heloisa Maruch

Honoree

Upwardly Global Alumna Legal Integration Lead, Accenture

Russell L. Carson

Speaker

Co-Founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Ajay Banga

Speaker

Executive Chairman, Mastercard

DJ Toy

Speaker

Bassem Youssef

Speaker

Comedian

2020 GALA

Hikmet Ersek

Honoree

CEO Western Union

Julie Sweet

Honoree

CEO Accenture

O.C. Tanner

Honoree

Leadership and Staff

Michael Bloomberg

Speaker

Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies / New American Economy

Wes Moore

Speaker

CEO, Robin Hood

PRE-2020 GALA'S

Pascal Desroches

Honoree - 2019

Chief Financial Officer, Warner Media

Kirk McDonald

Honoree - 2018

Chief Marketing Officer, Xandr

Nikki Cicerani

Honoree - 2018

President and CEO, Upwardly Global

Tonia O’ Connor

Honoree - 2017

Chief Revenue Officer, Univision Communications, Inc.

Jennifer Geissel-Zervigon

Honoree - 2017

Board of Directors (President 2013-2015), Upwardly Global

Dr. Hamed Faridi

Honoree - 2017

Chief Science Officer, McCormick and Company

Tony Goncalves

Honoree - 2016

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, AT&T Entertainment Group

Rita Gonzalez

Honoree - 2015

Managing Director, HSBC

Dr. Mehmood Khan

Honoree - 2015

Executive Vice-President, Chief Science Officer, Pepsi Co.

Dikembe Mutombo

Honoree - 2014

NBA Legend

Julio Rojas

Honoree - 2014

Chief Executive Officer in the Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Oleg Firer

Honoree - 2014

Chief Executive Officer, Net Element

Suzette Brooks Masters

Honoree - 2012

Immigrant Integration Advocate and Funder

Deven Sharma

Honoree - 2010

President, Standard & Poor’s

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