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Asia Society Annual Dinner

Richard Holbrooke; chairman, Asia Society; honoree Neville Isdell; chairman and CEO, The Coca Cola Company; Yoshio Taniguchi; architect and Asia Society Special Achievement Award recipient; Chris Hill; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; honoree Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations ; Vishakha Desai, president, Asia Society; Shahram Nazeri, Iranian musician and recipient of the Asia Society Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award
Richard Holbrooke; chairman, Asia Society; honoree Neville Isdell; chairman and CEO, The Coca Cola Company; Yoshio Taniguchi; architect and Asia Society Special Achievement Award recipient; Chris Hill; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; honoree Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations ; Vishakha Desai, president, Asia Society; Shahram Nazeri, Iranian musician and recipient of the Asia Society Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award.

On November 6, the Asia Society held its star-studded Annual Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The evening honored H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of The United Nations and Neville Isdell, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. A Special Cultural Achievement Award was given to Yoshio Taniguchi, architect and principal of Taniguchi and Associates. Shahram Nazeri was given the Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award.  Barry Diller, chairman and CEO , IAC was Gala chairman. Ajay Banga, chairman and CEO Global Consumer Group International, Citbank and Martin J. Sullivan, president and CEO American International Group, Inc. were chairmen of the evening.

Vishakha Desai, Ban Ki-moon, and his wife Yoo Soon-taek
Vishakha Desai, Ban Ki-moon, and his wife Yoo Soon-taek.

Richard Holbrooke, Gala chair Barry Diller, chairman and CEO, IAC ; Neville Isdell, Vishakha Desai
Richard Holbrooke, Gala chair Barry Diller, chairman and CEO, IAC ; Neville Isdell, Vishakha Desai.

Neville Isdell and Zalmay Khalizad; Afghanistan Ambassador to the UN
Neville Isdell and Zalmay Khalizad; Afghanistan Ambassador to the UN.

Martin Sulivan; president and CEO, AIG; Ajay Banga; trustee, Asia Society
Martin Sulivan; president and CEO, AIG; Ajay Banga; trustee, Asia Society.

Chris Hill, Ban Ki-moon
Chris Hill, Ban Ki-moon.

Gina Chu, trustee, Asia Society; Terry Lundgren, chairman and CEO, Federated Department Stores
Gina Chu, trustee, Asia Society; Terry Lundgren, chairman and CEO, Federated Department Stores.

David Chu, Tina Lundgren
David Chu, Tina Lundgren.

Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO, Blackstone Group; Neville Isdell, Martin Sulivan
Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO, Blackstone Group; Neville Isdell,
Martin Sulivan.

Sir Paul Nicholson, Miranda Tang, John Foster, trustee, Asia Society
Sir Paul Nicholson, Miranda Tang, John Foster, trustee, Asia Society.


Lisina Hoch, Honorary Life trustee, Asia Society; Jane Hoch, Steven Hoch
Lisina Hoch, Honorary Life trustee, Asia Society; Jane Hoch, Steven Hoch.

Sheryl Kaye, Chip Kaye, trustee, Asia Society
Sheryl Kaye, Chip Kaye, trustee, Asia Society.

Yoshio Taniguchi, Donald Marron, Kumi Taniguchi
Yoshio Taniguchi, Donald Marron, Kumi Taniguchi.

Photos: Elsa Ruiz
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