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

IBLGC 2017 Awards

The 2017 Results are in, and the winners are…

Peter Josef Kuczynski
accepting the 2017 Most Original Game Award for Change Navigator (Denmark)

Peter Josef Kuczynski IBLGC 2017

Beatrice, Ineke, and Jurrian te Gussinklo Ohmann accepting
the 2017 Most Ambitious Game Award for the Bedaux Car Assembly Game (The Netherlands)

Bedaux Car Assembly Game

Jean-Noël Portugal and Yannick Mégoz
accepting the 2017 Game with Greatest Potential Award for Innovation Makers (France)

Jean-Noël Portugal and Yannick Mégoz

Peter Josef Kuczynski
accepting the 2017 Game of the Year Award for Change Navigator (Denmark)

Peter Josef Kuczynski IBLGC 2017

Other finalists were:

  • The Supply Chain Game, Eirill Bø, BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
  • The Connector Innovation Game, Connector (Ireland)
  • The Competence Game, Pracownia Gier (Poland)

BEX partners with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit

The Business Excellence Institute is delighted to announce it has partnered with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit which is being held in Orlando, Florida, March 12-16, 2018.

We’ve negotiated a time-limited special offer for members to attend the Summit of 45% off registration fees for the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit BTOES18, March 12-16, 2018, Orlando, Florida.

To avail of this BEX discount, register for BTOES18 using the code BEXINSTITUTE by Midnight, September 29.

Some of the speakers already confirmed include:

  • Mishu Rahman, Senior Portfolio Director, Innovation & Digital Programs, White House Office of Management & Budget, Office of the President
  • Al Faber, CEO & President, Baldrige Foundation
  • Marina Kong, Global UX and Creative Director of Digital Customer Experience, HP
  • Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis, Regional Operational Excellence and Business Transformation Executive Director, AXA
  • Lisa Norcross, SVP and Head of the Center of Operational Excellence, E.ON
  • Akin Akintola, Head of Global Innovation Networks, Nokia
  • Loren Bishop, Director of the Lean Management Office, State Street
  • Ricardo Estok Enterprise Principle Leader, Global Manufacturing Operations & Council, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Hiren Kotak, Vice President, Senior Business Manager, Capital One
  • Michael Wilson, Head of Business Assurance & Improvement, BAE Systems


2017 IBLGC Finalists

Congratulations to the games that have made the finals of the Annual International Business Learning Games Competition!
See you in Lisbon on October 2.

Enhanced Member Platform Launched

We’re delighted to have launched our enhanced Member Platform which offers members improved sharing and collaboration opportunities with each other as well as a number of cloud software tools for:

  • Conducting online surveys
  • Securely sharing files
  • Managing event communications & attendance

To access it, just click “Member Login” at the right of the grey bar on our website and login.

Riëtta Klijn & Pere Juarez Vives elected as Fellows

We are delighted to announce that Riëtta Klijn (the Netherlands) and Pere Juarez Vives (Spain) have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.

Riëtta Klijn

Riëtta Klijn FBEI


Riëtta is a business excellence professional with experience working in Europe and Asia. She began her career as an Environmental Coordinator with Ricoh Europe before moving to Mondo Minerals (the world’s 2nd largest talc producer). She later returned to Ricoh Europe to become their Group Excellence Manager. In 2007, she moved to the French electronics company Thales Land and Joint Systems and subsequently to Philips before starting her own consultancy Help 2 Improve. Since 2008, she has conducted many “Recognised for Excellence” and European Excellence award assessments for the EFQM. She has also served, as part of Help 2 Improve’s service provision, as the EFQM’s Learning & Development Officer.

Riëtta holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Management Sciences, both from Hogeschool Twente (Twente University of Applied Sciences). She is a European Excellence Assessor, a Licensed EFQM Trainer, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Lego® Serious Play Facilitator.

Pere Juarez Vives

Pere Juarez Vives FBEI


Pere is a scholarly management-practitioner who started his career with Philips in 1990 before joining the French company Transiciel Sysdata (now Capgemini) and, later, the consulting firm Soluziona. In 2005, he moved to Itera after which he went independent for a while. At the start of 2010, he started working with medical device company K2M and also worked on the European Commission’s Competitiveness for Catalonia initiative (ACC10). In 2012, he joined the social-profit organisation Seminario Cinc to help them for a few months and also moved into education. In 2013, he established Educhallenges to run creativity and innovation seminars and became Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Barcelona. He currently lectures there – and in LATAM Business School – on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Project Management and Creativity. He has also been a visiting Professor at IESE and ESERP Business Schools in Madrid.

Pere holds a BSc in Physics (University of Barcelona) a Masters in IT Management (University Politècnica Catalunya) and a PhD in Educational Innovation (University of Barcelona). He is a European Excellence Assessor and a Lego® Serious Play Facilitator and has been an Excellence Assessor for the Dubai Government.