Celebrating leaders creating a world of impact

The YPO Global Impact Award is our highest honor to members that recognizes their impact outside of the organization, celebrating CEO impact that is both significant and sustainable.

2021 Global Impact Award Regional Honorees

Andre Abucham

Founder and Chair, the Board of Santa Fé Beneficent Association

region

Latin America

Since 1993, Andre Abucham has led Santa Fé Beneficent Association in the aid of thousands of homeless single mothers and…

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Melissa Melshenker Ackerman

President at Produce Alliance, LLC

region

Mid-America U.S.

At the onset of COVID-19, Melissa Melshenker Ackerman led the Produce Alliance Foundation in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars…

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Javier Benavente Barrón

President of Alares Group

region

Europe

Javier Benavente Barrón was selected for his dedication to mental and social welfare as President of Alares Group. In anticipation…

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Greg Block

Founder, Chairman and CEO of First Step Staffing

region

Southeast U.S./Caribbean

Please join us in honoring the late Greg Block for creating First Step to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning…

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Hakan Bulgurlu

CEO of Arçelik

region

Pacific U.S.

Hakan Bulgurlu was selected for his commitment to sustainable business practices as CEO of Arçelik. Europe’s second largest white goods company, Arçelik produces…

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Jo Burston

CEO, Inspiring Rare Birds

region

Australia/New Zealand

Jo Burston leads Inspiring Rare Birds to create, support and promote diverse and inclusive workplaces, where opportunities in entrepreneurship and…

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Patrick Chalhoub

Group President, the Chalhoub Group

region

Middle East/North Africa

Through the company’s philanthropic arm, Chalhoub Impact, Patrick Chalhoub spearheaded a Lebanon relief program after the explosion in August 2020,…

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James Chen

Chairman of the Board, Wahum Holdings Limited

region

North Asia

James Chen’s mission is to end the global vision crisis through public education and advocacy. His company, Clearly, provides innovation…

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Lotte Davis

CEO and Founder of One Girl Can

region

Canada

Lotte Davis and One Girl Can work to break the cycle of poverty and fight gender inequality in Kenya through…

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Carrie Freeman

Co-CEO, SecondMuse

region

Western U.S.

Under Carrie Freeman’s guidance, SecondMuse has directly engaged with more than 200,000 people through economic education, facilitated USD600 million in…

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Alison Hill

CEO, LifeStraw

region

Northeastern U.S.

Alison Hill has leveraged the philanthropic success of LifeStraw to take safe water programs to scale, providing more than 4.6M…

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Nichol Ng

Co-Founder, The Food Bank Singapore

region

Southeast Asia

Nichol Ng was selected for her dedication to eradicating food insecurity. The Food Bank Singapore is a centralized organization that…

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Isak Pretorius

Group Executive Director, JAM International

region

Africa

In 2020, Isak Pretorius designed and spearheaded an electronic food voucher system to improve food distribution during the COVID-19 crisis,…

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Nathan Sivagananathan

Co-Founder of Trail

region

South Asia

Nathan Sivagananathan’s Trail is a charity walk that spans 670 kilometers (416.3 miles) along the length of Sri Lanka over…

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