Emergent BioSolutions Inc. CEO named outstanding international business leader

Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions Inc., has been named as one of Maryland's outstanding international business leaders by the World Trade Center Institute.

"Mr. El-Hibri recognizes the importance of global markets as key to future growth," Deborah M. Kielty, president and executive director of the World Trade Center Institute, said. "WTCI is pleased to showcase Mr. El-Hibri and Emergent BioSolutions' many achievements and is honored to name him as one of Maryland's 2010 International Business Leadership Award winners."

The Maryland International Leadership Awards are given annually to leaders within the state exemplifying entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and global reach. The awards celebrate the spirit of global ambition and excellence in international leadership.

"Across the globe and on a daily basis, the Emergent team lives out the company mission of protecting life - a commitment to make meaningful contributions to address unmet medical needs especially in underserved markets," El-Hibri said. "It is an honor to be recognized for the work that we do and to receive this award on behalf of the team."

Established in Baltimore in 1989, WTCI is a non-profit membership organization helping to connect Maryland to the globe. It is the region's premier private sector international business partner as well as a member of the World Trade Center Association. The World Trade Center Association consists of a family of 300 centers located worldwide in vibrant business communities.