The 9th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 27-29, 2015

Dr. Benoit Wesly

Chairman and CEO of the Xelat Group

Dr. Benoit Wesly has over 35 years experience as an entrepreneur in the hotel restaurant and travel industry in Europe and the U.S. He is the founder and owner of the Xelat Group with operations in Maastricht, the Netherlands and Herzliya, Israel.

Dr. Wesly is a former 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 former president of the Foundation Collective Maror Funds. He has a diploma from the Hoge Hotelschool of Maastricht and is 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. In May 2009, Wesly was appointed as honorary consul of the state of Israel making him the first honorary consul every appointed in the Netherlands.