The African Excellence Forum has its roots in the unique value proposition of the Ubuntu Excellence Model (UEF). It was founded in 2018 from a synergy between its two founders, Matome Edmund Modipa and Ed Van Dev Heever. Both have strong track records in performance excellence, but the consolidation of their respective methodologies produced a global-first in culturally-integrated excellence. Wielding the inherent power of humanity in the Ubuntu Excellence Framework attracted the attention of Leon Toissant, the former CEO of EFQM who is considered a founding father of the AEF. Doctors Lucas Moloi and Simeon Materechera joined thereafter, and we encourage you to be next in the continuation of our history.
The AEF is a registered non-profit organization.
We see Africa playing a major role in the global economics of the future, so our vision is to facilitate trade or other relations between Africa and the world through independent standards of quality and excellence that embrace humanitarian principles.
Standardize the measures of quality and performance excellence in an accurate and unbiased way for organizations and human potential across Africa.
Former CEO of EFQM and a founding father of the AEF.
Dr. Christian Forstner
Founder of CFYourAdvantage (Germany).
Dr. Lucas Moloi
President of the Southern African Innovation and Quality Institute (SAIQI).
Dr Simeon Materechera
Professor at University of the North West, South Africa.
CEO Creative Technology. Cairo, Egypt.
Become an EMEA affiliate.
We work with consultancies to improve the standards of quality and performance at organizations of any type. As an affiliate of the AEF, you’ll be leveraging our global credibility while being empowered with a unique toolset to start making an impact.