"We are delighted to honor Jean-Paul Agon, an outstanding corporate leader, and look forward to further strengthening our friendship and co-operation with L'Oreal," said AJC executive director David Harris.
"L'Oreal's engagement with Israel stands out as a model for global corporations that recognize the intrinsic value of investing in and working with the Israeli people."
Speaking of Israel, Agon said, "Most important are the very strong bonds of trust and friendship existing between L'Oreal and Israel. We are strongly committed to our continued development and investment in this country."
More than 600 people, including guests who traveled from France and Israel especially for the event, were in attendance at the dinner held at the New York Hilton, which raised over $1.35 million for AJC.