National and local business moguls gathered Friday, Aug. 24 for the 2012 International Leadership Awards dinner held at the majestic Wortham Theatre in downtown Houston.

International business tycoon Farouk Shami; and Francis Page Jr., president of Minority Print Media, served as chair and co- chair for the evening honoring; Reginald Van Lee, executive vice president of Booz Allen and Hamilton; Aileen McCormick, CEO of Amerigroup; and Anthony R. Chase, CEO of Chase Source LLP.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas,  introduced CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and presented her with the 2012 IFLS Global Leadership Award.  TWEF founder Deavra Daughtry received the Humanitarian Award.