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The 5th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship
at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 11-13, 2011
President & CEO, Xelat Group · Maastricht, the Netherlands
Dr. Benoit Wesly has over 35 years experience as an entrepreneur in the Hotel Restaurant and Travel Industry in Europe and in the US. He is the founder and owner of the Xelat Group with operations in Maastricht, the Netherlands and Emek Hefer, Israel.
Dr. Wesly was a member of the supervisory board of the leading Dutch catering company Maison van den Boer B.V. and N.V. Mensec, theatre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Dr. Wesly is president of the Jewish community in the province of Limburg and president of the Foundation Collective Maror Funds. He has a diploma from the Hoge Hotelschool of Maastricht and a Doctor of Humane Letters at Central Missouri State University. In May 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate in business and economics from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. He also received the Scopus Award from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since May 2009, he is appointed as honorary consul of the State of Israel. The first honorary consul ever appointed in The Netherlands.