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Babette E. Bensoussan

Babette E. Bensoussan is an internationally esteemed leader in the field of Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Strategy. Her credentials are built upon a long-standing series of outstanding achievements, both business and academic. She is Australia’s only awarded CI professional and is one of the most published business authors. Throughout her career Babette has excelled as an entrepreneur, a consultant, a company director, a board member, an author, an academic and a business coach.

In 1992 Babette founded the MindShifts Group, a leading consulting company specializing in Competitive Intelligence and Strategy. As company director Babette has led the MindShifts Group through more than 350 projects with Australian and Fortune 500 companies. Her skills and expertise have been successfully applied to a huge range of industries, and her clients have included (but are not limited to) aerospace, information technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and financial services companies. In 2006 Babette was the recipient of the SCIP Meritorious Award, the world's most prestigious award in the field of Competitive Intelligence.

In addition to providing her talent and experience to her clients, Babette has a strong passion for sharing her uniquely honed expertise with others through mentoring and coaching. Author of six books and scores of articles and chapters, she has taught executive courses and held teaching positions at many of Australia's leading universities and business schools. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney.