International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is comprised of 100 individuals whose innovative, impactful, and influential work creates positive change in the world.

IFAW President and CEO Azzedine Downes

IFAW President and CEO Azzedine Downes

“I am truly honored to be included in this group of so many inspirational individuals,” said Downes. “At IFAW, we strive to provide better lives for animals and people in everything we do. Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected, and we have an incredibly dedicated team of individuals working every day to make this vision a reality.”

This is the second time Downes has received recognition of this kind in the past year. In May 2015, Fast Company named him one of the most creative people in business.

Rodale Inc. publishes several well-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Running Times, Bicycling, and Rodale’s Organic Life. Each honoree on the Rodale 100 was vetted by a committee of award-winning journalists, activists, and experts to spotlight who and what will be changing the face of the health and wellness universe in 2016 and beyond. The winners were chosen for:

  • Groundbreaking innovations that revolutionize how we see the world while driving others in the industry to embrace creativity
  • Positive impact that affects changes on a local, national and/or global scale
  • Commitment to the welfare of human beings, animals, and the environment
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