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2019 International Business Awards

This annual event celebrates the achievements of global business leaders in our community and the positive impact they have within the worldwide scope of business and leadership. This year's ceremony took place on October 3, 2019, and honored four professional awardees and seven student scholars. Attendees enjoyed a networking cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, and awards ceremony in the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.

2019 Awards Group Photo

Upper row L-R: Jeff Klopfenstein (President of Methionine Business, Novus International), Steve Frein (VP Total Rewards, Anheuser-Busch InBev), Francois Fraudeau (President and CEO, Novus International), Hadi Alhorr, PhD (Director, Boeing Institute of International Business), Robert Vitale (President and CEO, Post Holdings), David Orthwein (BIIB Advisory Board Member), Sharon Harvey Davis (VP of Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Ameren), Ampy Kollman-Moore (Ampy Kollman-Moore LLC), Lisa Safarian (President of Crop Science North America, Bayer), Scott Duellman, PhD (Interim Dean, Chaifetz School of Business), Tony Andrew (Global Business Unit Leader of Protein Solutions, DuPont), Ellen Harshman, PhD (Dean Emerita, Chaifetz School of Business). Lower row L-R: Maia Delkamiller (Anheuser-Busch InBev Global Business Scholar), Marissa Oxendine (Novus Gobal Business Scholar), Xueting Chen (Seung Kim International Business Scholar), Aldo Noseda Olivari (BIIB Advisory Board Global Business Scholar), Gabriella Bianchi (MasterCard International Business Scholar), Rafael Louie Hinlo (Bayer Global Business Scholar), and Shay Adler (Neil Seitz International Business Scholar). 

2019 Professional Awardees

Robert Vitale, 2019 Globalist Awardee

Globalist Award
Robert Vitale
President & CEO 
Post Holdings

Sharon Harvey Davis, 2019 Global Service Leadership Awardee

Global Service Leadership Award
Sharon Harvey Davis
VP of Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Tony Andrew, 2019 Consanguinity Insignia Awardee

Consanguinity Insignia Award
Tony Andrew
BIIB Advisory Board Member
Global Business Unit Leader
DuPont Nutrition & Health

Jeff Klopfenstein, 2019 Consanguinity Insignia Awardee

Consanguinity Insignia Award
Jeff Klopfenstein
BIIB Advisory Board Member
President, Methionine Business
Novus International

2019 Student Scholars

Student scholars are also honored at the annual awards ceremony. Student scholarship recipients are concentrating their undergraduate studies in international business and are chosen based on the strength of their academic achievement, service and extracurricular activities.

  • Anheuser-Busch Global Business Scholar: Maia Delkamiller
  • Bayer Global Business Scholar: Rafael Louie Hinlo
  • BIIB Advisory Board International Business Scholar: Aldo Noseda Olivari   
  • MasterCard International Business Scholar: Gabriella Bianchi
  • Neil Seitz International Business Scholar: Shay Adler
  • Novus Global Business Scholar: Marissa Oxendine
  • Seung Kim International Business Scholar: Xueting Chen

Thanks to Our Partners

A special thanks to the generous donors who make these scholarships possible.

  • Missouri International Office
  • St. Louis Mosaic Project
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • The Missouri Partnership
  • Transportation Club of St. Louis
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service
  • World Trade Center Saint Louis
  • World Agricultural Forum
  • World Affairs Council