Worner, pictured here with Konstantin Ernst from Channel One Russia, was one of four international recipients of the accolade.
Also recognised were Marion Edwards (20th Century Fox TV Distrib.) & Herbert G. Kloiber (Tele München Group).
The trophies are bestowed on “top executives who have made, and continue to make, a significant impact in their own national markets and beyond,” said Reed Midem president-CEO Paul Zilk.
The Hollywood Reporter notes Worner regaled the hundred-odd attendees with anecdotes about what it was like in the old days when “three big nights at La Chunga [a nightclub on the Croisette] was worse than chemotherapy!”
He went on: “I had amazing things happen to me here and some of them I can even remember!”