HNA Group Joins the Atlantic Council
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics, and financial services, today announced that it has joined the Atlantic Council in support of the Council's mission of promoting constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs to meet global challenges. HNA Group's CEO and Vice Chairman Adam Tan marked HNA Group's membership by attending the Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards Dinner on June 5th and the Council's International Advisory Board meeting on June 6th in Washington DC.
Adam Tan, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of HNA Group, said, "It is a great honor and privilege to join the Atlantic Council and participate in the Distinguished Leadership Awards Dinner alongside Vice President Mike Penceand other global leaders and friends from the business community. The individuals honored at Monday's event have made important and long-lasting contributions to the international community, and I was delighted to join in celebrating their leadership. I was also pleased to have the opportunity to discuss HNA Group's strategies for U.S. growth with Vice President Pence and other leaders, including our commitment to creating jobs and building further on HNA's 45,000-strong U.S. workforce."
Mr. Tan continued, "HNA Group has long been committed to working alongside organizations across the globe to bring a big world closer together. As a truly global company with roots in China, HNA Group is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the Council's mission to address economic and political challenges and create a more secure and prosperous world."
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international political and economic affairs, provides an essential forum for its uniquely influential network of global leaders to shape policy choices and strategies, and works to strengthen transatlantic partnerships.
The Distinguished Leadership Awards Dinner is considered the leading event of its kind, convening an elite audience of approximately eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, business, military, media, and civil society leaders. The Dinner generates financial support for the Atlantic Council's eleven regional centers and functional programs that collaborate to produce innovative research and analysis on critical global issues. The Awards Dinner honored outstanding global influencers, including: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General; Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of the United Arab Emirates; William C. Ford, Jr. Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company; U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard; and Renée Fleming, globally-acclaimed American Soprano.