One To World 2022 Fulbright Awards Dinner

The 2022 One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner was held on Tuesday, May 24th at The Plaza in New York City.

The One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner is a benefit event that raises funds for One To World programs and awareness of the Fulbright program. Awards are presented by visiting Fulbright grantees and international students currently affiliated with New York-area academic institutions, before an audience of over 400 international leaders in business, higher education, the arts, government, and you!

In 2021 One To World is proud to have honored

Ram Jagannath is the Global Head of Healthcare, responsible for investing across Blackstone’s Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities and Growth businesses, based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Jagannath has led Blackstone’s investments in HealthEdge, Burgess Group, Bright Health, Cryoport (NASDAQ: CYRX), ZO Skin Health, Altruista Health, Ginger, Hydrogen Health, Wellframe, Medable, and Life Science Logistics, and was involved in Blackstone’s investments in Alnylam/inclisiran royalty (NASDAQ: ALNY) and Precision Medicine Group. He is also a member of the Blackstone Growth Investment Committee. 

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Jagannath was a founding Partner of Navab Capital Partners (NCP), where he was Head of Healthcare and a member of NCP’s Management and Investment Committees. Prior to NCP, he was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, focused on healthcare investments in Carlyle’s flagship US Buyout private equity fund. During his twelve years at Carlyle, Mr. Jagannath was a member of the teams which invested in One Medical Group (NASDAQ: ONEM), Pharmaceutical Product Development (NASDAQ: PPD), X-Chem (GHO Capital), Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (NASDAQ: OCDX), Healthscope Ltd. (ASX: HSO), and HCR ManorCare (NYSE: HCP/ProMedica). Previously, he worked at Genstar Capital and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners. 

Mr. Jagannath currently serves on the Board of Directors of HealthEdge, Cryoport, ZO Skin Health, Headspace Health and Hydrogen Health and as a Board Observer of Medable. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and on the Kellogg School of Management Private Equity Advisory Council, as well as on the Board of Directors of Centering Healthcare Institute. Mr. Jagannath was previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Mr. Jagannath received a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Duke University, a J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. After Duke, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Economic Development at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. 

George Logothetis is Chairman and CEO of the Libra Group, an international business controlling 30 subsidiaries active in 50 countries across six continents. The group is focused on aviation, energy, hospitality, real estate, shipping and diversified investments.  

George joined his family’s shipping company in 1992, becoming CEO in 1994 at the age of 19. In the ensuing years he presided over the company’s transformation from three vessels into a fleet of 55 before creating the Libra Group in 2003. 

The group expresses its corporate responsibility through programmes that seek to deliver educational opportunity, business opportunity, and acts of humanity towards people who are marginalized or under-served. These programmes span internships, educational fellowships, backing for entrepreneurs, and support for charitable institutions and other non-profit organizations. 

George and his wife, Nitzia, founded the Seleni Institute, a New York-based non-profit organization that addresses maternal mental health. George also chairs the Leadership Council of Concordia, a non-profit organization which seeks to promote public-private partnerships, and sits on the Board of Directors of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance. 

Prior to joining ELC, Georgia was with Johnson and Johnson for 26 years and held various assignments spanning seven countries (USA, Greece, Belguim, France, U.K., Switzerland, Italy), including Global President of Beauty business unit of Johnson & Johnson in Europe, Africa, Middle East. Georgia has been the creator of the French affiliate of J&J Consumer and architect of J&J’s Beauty business unit– today exceeding 4 billion.

Georgia is an elected member of at the Almirall Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors based in Barcelona, Spain, and previously was at the Bacardi Limited Board of Directors, based in Bermuda. She also serves at the MIT Sloan Executive Board, the Board for The Wharton Future of Advertising Project, the Philadelphia Museum Marketing Initiative, and she is an advisor on the Young Women’s Leadership Foundation (YWLF). Georgia holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with concentration in Nuclear Engineering, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was a Fulbright grantee.

Georgia is Greek. She is an avid photographer and amateur painter and lives in New York with her husband Philippe who is French and commutes to Paris, France for his business. They have two children, Alessandro, a Management Consultant and Columbia college graduate who works and lives in Philadelphia, and Laura-India, an Architect and Cornell college graduate who works and lives in New York.

Morgan Radford is a correspondent for NBC News and anchor for NBC News NOW based in New York City. Her work frequently appears on TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Noticias Telemundo and MSNBC. Radford also co-anchors a daily news program from 11am-1pmET on NBC’s new digital streaming service, NBC News Now.

Since joining NBC News in 2015, Radford has covered the country’s biggest stories including the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on low-income communities, and America’s racial reckoning following the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Her coverage of the immigration debate over the U.S. southern border was part of the MSNBC “Border Special” nominated for a 2020 “News Discussion and Analysis” Emmy Award. Radford also won the 2021 Gracie Award for National TV News On-Air Talent.

Prior to joining NBC News, Morgan was an anchor for Al Jazeera America and previously worked for ABC News at their headquarters in New York City.

Originally from Greensboro, NC, Morgan received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Fulbright Fellowship from the United States State Department, where she spent one year teaching in Durban, South Africa. Radford is fluent in Spanish and certified by the French Chamber of Commerce for business proficiency in French. She currently serves on the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Board of Visitors (J’10).

Toni Verstandig is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Verstandig Family Foundation (VFF). Mrs. Verstandig has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs where she focused on the Middle East specifically the Israel-Palestinian Conflict and ways to create a pathway to broaden the aperture for enhanced Arab-Israel normalization and support for the two-state solution. She also covered the Arabian Gulf portfolio. Ms. Verstandig chaired the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Program which developed several innovative programs, Partners for New Beginning, and the Aspen-Abu Dhabi Next-Gen Leadership and Innovation Program.

Mrs. Verstandig is actively engaged in the Washington community and serves on the National Democratic Institute Board, University of Denver’s Korbel Graduate School for International Affairs, the National Cryptologic Foundation, the Institute of Peace’s International Advisory Board, and the Risk and Return Foundation, and the Mount Vernon Washington Cabinet. She is a Member of Washington’s Cabinet at Mount Vernon. She recently completed a 20 year-Board tenure at Children’s National Hospital where she was Chair of the Children’s National Hospital Foundation and served on the Parent Board. She also recently completed board service on the Center for Global Development Board.

She is a graduate of Boston University and received an Honorary Doctorate from Seton Hill University. She is married to The Honorable Lee L. Verstandig.

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