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Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) Outstanding 50 Asian Americans In Business Award

Reshma Kewalramani, President and CEO of biotech company Vertex Pharmaceuticals making acceptance speech after receiving the Pinnacle Ward from John Wang, President & CEO Asian American Business Center, and creator of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. In addition,

Asian American Business Development Center celebrated it’s 21 Anniversary honoring Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award at a black-tie dinner gala: recognizing excellence in corporate professionals and entrepreneurs. The event was held recently at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.   This year, AABDC hand the Pinnacle Award to Reshma Kewalramani, President, and CEO, of biotech company Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Rose Lee, President and CEO, Cornerstone Building Brands Inc, the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America.   Each year, the Outstanding 50 award committee identifies and selects outstanding leaders who have built a successful business or who have distinguished themselves in their community.  Of those, the committee also identifies top Pinnacle Award recipients who have reached the acme of his/her professional career and is widely acknowledged as a leader in their industry.                       

Rose Lee, President and CEO, Cornerstone Building Brands Inc, the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America is also this year’s Pinnacle Award recipient.

Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC): The Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1994. It assists Asian American businesses in strengthening their capacity to compete in the mainstream market, to expand business opportunities and to promote recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy. For further information visit: www.aabdc.com.

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