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This year's Honorees
The Ray R. Irani Lifetime Achievement Award
The Philip C. Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service
About the Awards
The Ray R. Irani Lifetime Achievement Award, named after former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Occidental Petroleum and Vice-Chairman of the ATFL Ray Irani, recognizes exceptional professional and personal achievement. During his remarkable 30-year career with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Irani attained the positions of chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.
Dr. Ray R. Irani
The Hon. Philip C. Habib
The Philip C. Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes exceptional achievement in public service. It is named for The Honorable Philip C. Habib, who was described by The New York Times as the “outstanding professional diplomat of his generation in the United States” upon his death in 1992. In 2006, Ambassador Habib was one of six historic diplomats honored with his own postage stamp.
The Gala Chairs
Mrs. Ghada Irani is a member of the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She is also the Chairwoman of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southern California Regional Board. Mrs. Irani was honored at a UNICEF ball alongside Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in 2014.
Mr. Habib Debs is Chairman & CEO at
Advanced Technology Systems
Company. He is also an ATFL Board
& Executive Committee Member.