The GBN Board as of 2022
The following will give an introduction of the Board Members 2022, as elected at the GBN Board Election of 2021.
Board of Directors
Robin Mann (New Zealand)
Dr. Robin Mann received one of the first Ph.D.’s in Total Quality Management worldwide, prior to working as a Process Improvement Manager at Burton’s Biscuits in Edinburgh. Robin founded and managed the Food and Drinks Industry Benchmarking and Self-assessment Initiative in the UK involving over 500 organisations. In 1998 Robin moved to New Zealand and established the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research at Massey University.
Vice-Chairman | Director Benchmarking Projects
Dale F. Weeks (USA)
Dale F. Weeks is President and CEO of Global Leadership and Benchmarking Associates, a performance excellence, global benchmarking, and senior leadership focused consulting service. His vision is: To be «Second to None» in delivering world-class performance on the most entrenched leadership and management issues, “wherever they occur on our planet.” He also serves as a performance excellence “success story” mentor to our global entrepreneur community.
Florian Kidschun (Germany)
Florian Kidschun is a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), Division Corporate Management in Berlin, Germany. He studied Business Engineering at Technical University of Berlin and Dresden. Since joining Fraunhofer in 2015, he conducted international consulting projects in Europe and Brazil with project responsibility on Benchmarking, Strategic Business Development and Best Cost Country Sourcing.
Director Education & Training
Ma. Teresa U. Bagaman (Philippines)
Teresa was the Chairperson of the 1st International Innovation and Benchmarking Summit held in 2020. She is also the current Vice-President for Business Intelligence, Innovation and Benchmarking of Philippine Society for Quality and current Vice President of the Center for Innovation and Lifelong Learning of The Medical City, Philippines. She has presented several technical papers in various international and local conferences.
Director Member Engagement
Farshid Shokrekhodaee (Iran)
With a regular membership since 2011, he has been an active and committed member of the GBN, attending almost all the annual AGMs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, India, Singapore and since then and introduced multiple entries from the Middle East to different schemes offered by the GBN such as ‘International Benchmarking Award’.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Kohl (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Holger Kohl is Professor for Sustainable Corporate Development at the Technical University of Berlin and Director of the Division Corporate Management at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), Berlin/Germany. He studied Business Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1999 Prof. Kohl joined the Division Corporate Management at Fraunhofer IPK as a Senior Researcher. Since then he has initiated and conducted several national and international projects on Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Benchmarking and Business Process Reengineering and was responsible for their realisation. Beside projects all over Europe, Prof. Kohl managed large-scale projects in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, UAE, Egypt, China, etc.
Suresh Lulla (India)
He established Qimpro Consultants Private Limited in 1987 as a focused quality management consultancy based on The Juran Trilogy: quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement. In 1992, Mr. Lulla established Qimpro Convention as a culmination of a quality improvement competition, followed by the Qimpro Foundation and the BestPrax Club.
Tonnis van Dam (Netherlands)
As Executive Master in Finance & Control and specialised in industry benchmarking Tonnis helps industry associations and consultants with industry benchmarking and competitor benchmarking. Tonnis is General Manager and co-owner of Compare to Compete, a worldwide operating performance benchmarking software company. He develops new benchmarking functionality in collaboration with the market to make sure that Compare to Compete’s software is the best in class on performance benchmarking software.
Robert Camp (USA)
Robert C. Camp, world-renowned authority on benchmarking, has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. He also earned a Ph.D. in logistics and operations research from The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of the best-selling book, Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices That Lead to Superior Performance. Camp is a member of ASQC. He was responsible for creating the benchmarking program for Xerox’s L&D organization.
As its first President Robert Camp led the GBN towards its size and importance of today and will continue to advise the Board of Members and the Members of the GBN as a President Emeritus.
- Peter Heising (UK)
- Tom Brock (UK)
- Bruce Searles (Australia)