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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

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