Argentine businessman Eduardo Eurnekian was awarded on 7 May in Oslo with the “Business for Peace 2012? prize.
The Business for Peace Foundation, through a committee composed of Nobel Prize winners, elected Eduardo Eurnekian along with other prominent personalities.
Eurnekian, chairman of the International Raoul Wallenberg, an educational NGO created by Baruch Tenenbaum, received the award on May 7 at the Government Palace in Oslo, in a ceremony that was attended by members of the selection committee, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006; Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize 2004 and A. Michael Spence, winner of the 2001 Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
In addition to the Argentine businessman, Ibrahim Abouleish (Egypt), Vladas Lasas (Lithuania), David W. MacLennan (USA), Reginald A. Mengi (Tanzania) and Latifur Rahman (Bangladesh) were selected by the committee.
The committee’s selection criteria highlights the actions of those who promote social responsibility and ethical practice of business.