Global Awards

Unity in Diversity

Dare to Overcome’s signature event is the King Husein Global Business & Intercultural Peace Awards given on 4th October 2023 to CEOs advancing cultures of mutual understanding in their workplaces and marketplaces.

The Awards recognize business leaders – current or past CEOs – who have demonstrated leadership in championing intercultural understanding and peace. in three categories:

Core business. This includes internal procedures, human resources hiring practices, training, product/service development, sourcing policies, supply chains, as well as the development of products and services that promote interfaith understanding and peace. 2023 Award winners include: Nadir Godrej (Chairman of Godrej Agrovet and Managing Director of Godrej Industries); and Louis D’Amore (Founder and outgoing President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT-USA)), with Ajay Prakash (Incoming IIPT President) receiving it on his behalf.

Social investment and philanthropy. Financial and in-kind contributions, and strategic social investment support for NGOs, UN and/or multilateral agencies or directly to affected communities and/or contribution of functional expertise through volunteering efforts. 2023 Award winners include: Sangita Jindal (Chairperson of the JSW Foundation, which drives social development projects within the JSW Group); and Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE (Chairman and CEO of Tratos Ltd-UK and Chairman of the Esharelife Foundation).

Advocacy and public policy engagement. Fostering social cohesion and inter-group dialogue and relationship-building in the workplace, marketplace and local community. 2023 Award winners include: Zainab Patel (Lead, Inclusion and Diversity, Pernod Ricard India; formerly Director, Inclusion and Diversity, KPMG India); and Nehmé Y. Taouk (CEO & Founder, VALOORES, Lebanon).

The Awards are named after the King Husein, the Founding Patron of Dare to Overcome India. Indian-origin King Husein is Chairman and CEO of Span Construction & Engineering, the largest metal construction company in the U.S. He received the 2021 Global Business & Intercultural Peace Prize in Advocacy.


Award winners include the CEOs and senior leaders from more than 30 countries on six continents, including the 2022 Gold Medalist Alison Taylor, CCO from the world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, and India-based Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, founder of the G100.

Medalists from 2021 came from Fortune 100 companies such as Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson, as well as India-based Cobra Legal Solutions CEO Candice Corby.