Global Benchmarking Network

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Global Benchmarking Network
Non-Profit Organization
Founded 1994
Founder UK BM Centre (UK), SPI (USA), SIQ (Sweden), IZB (Germany), BM Club Italy (Italy)
Headquarters GBN Secretariat in Berlin, Germany
Area served
Key people
Robert C. Camp (President)
Robin S. Mann (Chairman)
Holger Kohl, Ronald Orth, Mario Goermer (Secretary General)

The Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) is an alliance of leading benchmarking centres worldwide, which share a common vision and mission. Current membership comprises 20 benchmarking centres in 20 countries, which represent more than 30,000 businesses and government agencies. The GBN was founded in November 1994 by representatives from benchmarking centres in Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.


The GBN is a non-profit organization. Funding is raised from affiliates' annual fees and other sources approved at the annual meeting. It has a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, and a Secretary General.


The GBN was established to promote and to support these core benefits for its affiliates:

  • to share experience in benchmarking centre operations
  • to promote and to assist with international partnering between individual organizations participating in centre activities
  • to enhance centres with marketing and promotional support for benchmarking
  • to exchange selected publications between affiliates including newsletters and promotional material
  • to share advance information on up-coming meetings, activities, and events including national and international awards