December 4th, 2019, New York – The Alexandrion Foundation has continued the tradition of the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards in United States. Within the elegant gala organized at Gotham Hall on the evening of December 3rd, 2019, global personalities in music, fine arts, architecture, medicine, science and politics were awarded. Hundreds of people, the picks of their filelds, attended the event, thus confirming the world amplitude of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards. Similar events are organized in Romania, where Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards reached the 6th year and Constantin Brâncoveanu Diaspora Awards, had its editions in London, Munich and Paris so far.


In the speech that Mr. Nawaf Salameh, the chairman and founder of the Alexandrion Foundation and Alexandrion Group, held at the debut of the second year of the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards Gala, he underlined the importance of the role models for the young generations, of everyone’s involvement in reaching the optimum point of sustainability and of the need to raise the responsibility for the level of social justice.

“The name of the Alexandrion Group is related to responsibility, future generations and appreciation of people. That’s why the Alexandrion Foundation is organizing this event for the second time in New York. […] Through the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards, the Alexandrion Foundation wishes to bring global recognition to those who are truly game changers. Brilliant, innovative, compassionate – our laureates have shown in all their work that social problems have solutions and there is always a better way to fight for a cause, even in the face of the global crisis. We appreciate those who consider shaping a more respectful future for both people and the planet we share.” stated the chairman of the Alexandrion Foundation, Mr. Nawaf Salameh.

The awards were offered to internationally renowned personalities, outstanding for their performance and for their humanitarian actions, these being true inspirational models. The categories for which the awards were offered this year were: music, medicine, architecture, visual arts, science and politics.


The winner of the music section, Mariela Shaker, impressed not only by her art, but also by the story of her life, the Alexandrion Foundation jury appreciating that “her story represents the triumph above the atrocities of the war.” Mariela Shaker is a violinist with a wide career and a victim of the civil war in Syria. She currently teaches music and related topics in United States and she is a motivational speaker.

The architecture distinction was awarded to Adriana Călin, who in New York and Los Angeles always finds solutions to face the architectural challenges, who supports sustainable development and represents a real game-changer of the moment.

The laureate for visual arts was no other than Alexandra Nechita, named “the little Picasso” who constantly carries out humanitarian actions and who was included in the documentary series produced by CNN “Young People Who Rock”.

Dr. Baroukh El Kodsi was also distinguished by the Alexandrion Foundation for his impressive career in the medical field, through which he tries to make a better world day by day. He is a member of several high profile medical associations and manages regular and applied medical research. Those facts recommends him as one of the most valuable international MDs.

The Romanian Daniela Rus, also made proud of her country of origin and shares her performance with the whole world, being the first woman to lead the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and having a strong impact on the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Thanks to her pioneering in these technical fields, she is now a model of women’s emancipation and supports gender equality in her field of activity. For hers extraordinary performance in the field of electrical engineering, computer science and related fields, she was awarded in New York, by the Alexandrion Foundation.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America was also distincted through Constantin Brancoveanu International Awards, for his spirituality that he shares in his career, being a reference personality in the contemporary picture.

Social justice, involvement in government, administrative stability, were also appreciated in the second year of the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards, by the distinction given to the Political category. This year’s winner was Carolyn Maloney, who has been fighting tirelessly for 36 years in order to improve social disparities.

The Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards represent the annual global demarche of the Alexandrion Foundation to offer contemporary society valuable models to follow a performant and a high moral standing. As the Alexandrion Foundation and Alexandrion Group are actively involved in the healthy and balanced formation of future generations, through the inspirational models highlighted in the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards Gala, the Constantin Brâncoveanu Diaspora Awards Gala and the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala taking place in Romania, thus bringing a response in Romania to the need for guidance and support from young people all around the world.

Also, through Matei Brâncoveanu Awards the potential of the young generation is distinguished, reaching 2020 in the fifth demonstration. The perspective of the Alexandrion Foundation is also directed towards the performance in the sports segment, taking numerous support actions and from 2016, the Alexandrion Trophy Gala, where the most representative personalities from sports are honored by the Foundation.