About the Association of Business Executives
The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. ABE was founded by a group of politicians, educators and businessmen in 1973. It has affiliated colleges, students and members in over 100 countries. The President of ABE is currently Dr Edward de Bono, a leading authority on lateral thinking.
ABE develop business and management qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.
ABE is committed to offering qualifications that are relevant, recognised and respected. All the ABE qualifications are developed in consultation with sector skills councils and employers and reflect the very latest industrial standards.
The ABE network is global and open to all who have the talent and drive to succeed. Working through accredited colleges like Warnborough College, the ABE’s range of business qualifications and network adds to accessibility.
We keep pace with the fast-moving business world, reflecting the latest and most relevant educational thinking.
ABE is recognised around the world – from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in the UK to Ministries of Education and Employers in other countries.
Dr Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono is acknowledged by many as a leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written over 70 books with translations into 40 languages. He is the originator of lateral thinking which treats creativity as the behaviour of information in a self-organising information system – such as the neural networks in the brain.
Prof Dr Paul Brown
Prof Dr Brown is a former Chair of Psychology at State University of New York; he now runs a successful management and training business, and has provided corporate training for companies such as Procter & Gamble.
Prof Cary L Cooper CBE
Prof Cooper is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health in the Lancaster University Management School and Pro-Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University.
Dr Keith Hampson
Dr Hampson is a former Conservative Member of Parliament and former member of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry.
Lord Tomlinson is a former Labour Member of Parliament, Member of the European Parliament and has been closely involved in business education for many years. Lord Tomlinson is currently Chairman of the Association of Independent Higher Education Providers.