The ceremony to award the prize to Nechemia ("Chemi") Peres, chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, was held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at our foundation in Gütersloh. The ceremony was also streamed live.
Liz Mohn, honorary member of the our foundation's Board of Trustees and its worldwide representative, paid tribute to Peres, saying, "Chemi Peres's outstanding commitment to promoting innovation and progress which serves people in business and society equally, regardless of their background, makes him a role model and a remarkable individual. Through his work, his considerable diplomatic skills and his empathy, he is continuing the legacy of his father, Shimon Peres, who founded the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in 1996 to encourage innovation and economic progress in Israel. The center also paves the way for shared-living among all of Israel's citizens and lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors in the Middle East. His efforts on behalf of society make Chemi Peres a worthy recipient of the Reinhard Mohn Prize."