Dwight Mihalicz elected a Fellow of the Institute

Dwight Mihalicz

Dwight Mihalicz FBEI

We are delighted to announce that Dwight Mihalicz has been elected a Fellow of the Institute.

Dwight is a management consultant, thinker, and author with over 40 years’ experience working at local, national, and international levels in not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. He started his career in 1973 with the Canadian Red Cross and rose to the position of Director of Revenue Generation for the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies in Geneva. He has served on the board of UNICEF Canada and as Director of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. He has also served as the Treasurer of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.

Dwight is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Management Consultants and holds MBA from the University of Ottawa.

NEW: the Pragmatic Manager Development Program

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Pragmatic Manager Development Program. The highly interactive program consists of twelve 2.5 hours sessions – spaced a month apart – over the course of a year. It combines work on real-life business challenges with exposure to global good practice. Participants are required to apply learning in their workplace during the program, which brings benefit to their companies and develops management know-how along with the focus and commitment needed to achieve both rapid impact and long-term, sustainable improvement.

Neal Traynor, the Institute’s COO, says “We’re excited to launch the program, which is carefully crafted to equip practicing managers in small and medium sized businesses and family businesses with the know-how, skills, and confidence to develop their management and leadership abilities. It’s been developed by practicing managers, not by academics, and requires participants to work on challenges they face at work as part of the program.”

The program commences on 9 November 2018 for people in Dublin prior to further roll-out. Enrollment is now open and spaces are limited – for more information see The Pragmatic Manager Development Program.

Julia Chang Bloch, Marie Lindsay & Raomal Perera are inducted into the Excellence Hall of Fame

The 2018 Excellence Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, on April 19. During the gala dinner, three more outstanding people became members of the Excellence Hall of Fame:

  • Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, Founder & CEO, US-China Education Trust
  • Marie Lindsay, Principal, St. Mary’s College Derry/Londonderry
  • Raomal Perera, Adjunct Professor, INSEAD & UCD

Michael Sutton elected a Fellow of the Institute

Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton FBEI

We are delighted to announce that Michael Sutton has been elected a Fellow of the Institute.

Michael is a multidisciplinary scholarly practitioner with experience in design thinking, information systems, knowledge management, education and games. After working in business and management as an executive and entrepreneur, he began teaching and is an award winning author of papers on educational technology and business. He is an internationally recognized thought leader on Game-Based Learning. Despite being a fan of innovative and disruptive approaches to education, he has been invited to teach as an Adjunct Professor at a number of universities in the U.S. and is a research advisor for the Harvard Business Review.

Michael holds BIS in Management Sciences (University of Waterloo) and a PhD in Knowledge Management (McGill University). He served as a judge for the Institute’s International Business Learning Games Competition in 2017.

Mohammad Habib elected as a Fellow

Mohammad Habib

Mohammad Habib FBEI

We are delighted to announce that Mohammad Habib has been elected a Fellow of the Institute.

Mohammad is a seasoned business excellence professional with experience working in pharmaceuticals, real estate, industrial manufacturing joint ventures, consulting, and in the public sector. He began his career in 1993 as a Quality Manager with Arab Pharmaceutical Industries in Jordan and is currently Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office of the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program and the MENA regional partner of the Swiss company Siegel Human Resources.

Mohammad holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering (University of Jordan) and a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering & Management (University of Birmingham). He is currently a Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.

Excellence Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

Dublin, Ireland, 3 November, 2017

The Business Excellence Institute is delighted to announce the successful candidates, elected to the Excellence Hall of Fame for 2018. The Induction Ceremony is a Black Tie Gala Dinner with a “fireside chat” that will take place in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, 19 April, 2018. Our congratulations to:

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch,

Julia Chang Bloch

Marie Lindsay, St. Marys School

Marie Lindsay

Raomal Perera, INSEAD

Raomal Perera

Julia Chang Bloch – Former U.S. Ambassador & Founder, US-China Education Trust

Julia was the first Asian-American to serve as an ambassador for the United States. She had a distinguished career as a public servant before being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Nepal – where she served during its transition from monarchy to democracy – and later working in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She serves on several boards and has been a visiting Professor in both Peking University and Fudan University. You can learn more about her here.

Marie Lindsay – Principal, St. Mary’s College (Derry, Northern Ireland)

Marie is the Principal of a state school in Northern Ireland which serves a community that faces numerous barriers to learning including poor economic conditions and the challenges of rebuilding a society after 30 years of conflict. Under Marie’s leadership, students from the school are now earning entrance to Universities including Oxford and the school has won numerous international accolades. You can learn more about her here.

Raomal Perera – Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Raomal is an engineer turned entrepreneur, turned educator. He was co-founder of ISOCOR that was listed on the NASDAQ in 1996 and later founded the mobile commerce software company Network365 (now part of Intel) which was listed by Time Magazine as one of Europe’s to Hottest Tech firms in 2001 and 2002 and which won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Gold Award for business. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD in 2007. You can learn more about him here.


About The Business Excellence Institute

The Business Excellence Institute is a membership body that works to help its members – be they individuals or organizations – deliver outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It promotes business excellence as a multi-disciplinary profession, excellence in management, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. It has members on 5 continents and while predominantly practitioner focused, it also has academic members.  It offers a range of executive education courses, its own Management Learning Game “APEX”, and runs the annual International Business Learning Games Competition.


To purchase tickets for the Induction Ceremony Gala Dinner, contact us here or call: +353-(0)1-5134500