Andrew Kakabadse and Teresa Kemppi-Vasama are inducted into the Excellence Hall of Fame

Dublin, Ireland, 17 August, 2020

We are pleased to announce the induction of Andrew Kakabadse and Teresa Kemppi-Vasama into the Excellence Hall of Fame. Due to the ongoing battle against COVID-19, their induction will be celebrated next year in combination with 2021’s inductees.

Andrew Kakabadse
 

Andrew Kakabadse

Professor of Governance & Leadership, Henley Business School

Andrew is one of the world’s foremost experts on governance, boardroom effectiveness, top teams, and government. He has been listed in the world’s Top 50 business thinkers on two occasions (in 2011 and 2013). After starting his career as an environmental scientist and working both in the public sector and with an engineering consulting firm, Andrew joined the faculty at Cranfield University’s School of Management (where he is now an Emeritus Professor). His research has focused on governance and the performance of boards and executive teams. He has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world and has been a Visiting International Fellow at the Centre for Creative Leadership. You can learn more about him here.

Teresa Kemppi-Vasama
 

Teresa Kemppi-Vasama

Executive Chair Kemppi OY & Board member of Cargotec and LUT University

Teresa started her career in Andersen Consulting (Accenture). She then moved to the Finnish Red Cross where she grew her role and worked her way up to management. After over a decade with the Red Cross, she started to work in her family’s welding equipment business, Kemppi (an innovative pioneer in the wielding industry). In 2014, she was appointed as its Executive Chair. She was honoured as a Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 2015 and, in 2017, she was awarded with one of the ten first “Finland 100 Years Medals” by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce. She serves as on the board of Cargotec and of Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT University), is Chair of the Association for Finnish Work, and she serves as Vice Chairman of the Industrial Society of Lahti. You can learn more about her here.

About The Business Excellence Institute

Headquartered in Dublin, the Business Excellence Institute is the only global membership body for business excellence professionals in the world. With members on 6 continents, it promotes excellence and works to help organisations, from small family businesses to federal governments, achieve it.

About the Excellence Hall of Fame

The Excellence Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to recognise and celebrate people who bring excellence to life and have made outstanding contributions to the organizations in which they have worked, the discipline of management, or to society at large. Previous inductees include Henry Mintzberg (world-leading thinker on management and business strategy), Clara Shih (Founder of Hearsay Systems and Board Member of Starbucks), Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch (CEO of US China Education Trust), Raomal Perera (Serial entrepreneur and INSEAD professor), Eileen McDonnell (CEO and Chair of Penn Mutual), Feargal Quinn (Founder of Superquinn) and Martin Naughton (Founder of Glen Dimplex).

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Clara Shih, Feargal Quinn, & Henry Mintzberg are inducted into the Excellence Hall of Fame

The 2019 Excellence Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, on March 28 and, during the gala dinner, a fourth cohort of outstanding people were inducted. This year’s inductees were:

    • Clara Shih, Founder & CEO, Hearsay Systems & Board Member of Starbucks
    • Feargal Quinn, Founder, Superquinn & former Senator, Seanad Éireann
    • Henry Mintzberg, Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

 
Clara Shih FEBI
Feargal Quinn FEBI
Henry Mintzberg FEBI

You can learn more about them on the Excellence Hall of Fame website ExcellenceHallofFame.org .