The Appeal of Conscience Foundation has presented Tim Höttges with this year's Appeal of Conscience Award, a distinction that was presented to IMF President Lagarde last year.
"Timotheus Höttges is honored for Deutsche Telekom AG's outstanding promotion of education, culture and sustainability, as well as for his commitment to strengthening digital literacy and his high respect for human rights," said Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
"I feel highly honored to receive this prestigious award because I share the values of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation with the deepest conviction," said Tim Höttges. "Freedom, democracy and human rights are the core values of humanity. For me, they are also the foundation of good responsible entrepreneurship."
Every year, the prize is awarded to corporate leaders who "take on social responsibility in a special way" and "promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue". The award is intended as a recognition for "innovative and visionary top managers" who "use their resources and cross-border reach to better serve the global community".
The Appeal of Conscience Foundation is committed to religious freedom and the protection of human rights worldwide. Founded in 1965 by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation presents the Appeal of Conscience Award for the 54th time this year.
The Appeal of Conscience Award 2019 will also go to Susan Wojcicki, Chairman of the Board of YouTube, and Stephen M. Ross, President and Founder of Related Companies.