Peter Hepworth, CEO of the new company, AXELOS, has pledged to work with the global Best Management Practice community whilst using investment and innovation to grow the portfolio and spread its use in international markets.
said: 'Today is the first major milestone as we build towards becoming fully operational in January 2014.
Peter, who joins AXELOS from Activision Blizzard where he was UK and Ireland managing director, added: 'For almost a quarter of a century businesses across the globe have benefited from the way in which Best Management Practice products have helped build more efficient and effective working processes.
Individual users also appreciate the career progression and wider prospects that are open to accredited practitioners'.
will own the intellectual property of the Best Management Practice portfolio, originally developed by the UK Civil Service.
It will also assume the management of all existing licensing schemes, accreditation and support of examination institutes, training organisations, and consulting organisations with an emphasise on quality of delivery.
Peter Hepworth is a globally experienced executive with an exceptional track record in the FMCG, technology and entertainment sectors having worked across high growth emerging markets whilst living in the UK, USA and France.
With over 25 years' experience spanning sales, marketing, I.T., supply chain and finance, Peter has held senior international positions at L'Oreal, Sara Lee Corporation and Activision Blizzard, home of the hugely successful gaming franchise Call of Duty®, most recently running the UK & Ireland business as managing director.
is an economics graduate, chartered accountant, M.B.A. from Cranfield, and A.M.P. from INSEAD.
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