SOURCE: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

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February 22, 2011 19:04 ET

CB Richard Ellis President and Former Unilever HR Chief Inducted Into Outsourcing Hall of Fame

Two Leaders Honored by Industry at Outsourcing Summit in California

INDIAN WELLS, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Two leaders who have left their mark on the outsourcing industry and society through their work at CB Richard Ellis and Unilever were inducted today into the Outsourcing Hall of Fame.

The latest inductees into the prestigious hall are William F. Concannon, president, global corporate services at CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.; and Sandy Ogg, former chief human resource officer at Unilever.

The pair was honored at a luncheon ceremony attended by hundreds of outsourcing professionals during the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals®' (IAOP®) 2011 annual conference, The Outsourcing World Summit® here.

"The Outsourcing Hall of Fame exemplifies the positive impact outsourcing has on business and society," said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. "We are proud to induct the newest members into this hall and recognize them for their outstanding work and many contributions to the industry and world around us."

Established by IAOP in 2006, The Hall of Fame continues to grow globally and now has 20 members in its ranks. The unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing.

Other recent inductees are: Joshua R. Jewett, senior vice president of Information Technology and procurement, and chief information officer, Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Dmitry A. Loschinin, president and chief executive officer, Luxoft; and the late Dewang Mehta, past president, NASSCOM®.

Consumer Giant Recognized for Outsourcing

Ogg retired on Jan. 1 as Chief Human Resources Officer at Unilever after seven years with the global consumer products company. He is currently an operating partner for Blackstone Group in New York.

Ogg started his Unilever career in 2003 as senior vice president human resources in the food division. He effectively used HR outsourcing to lead the company through an ambitious change agenda in 2005 and also shared these experiences with Summit attendees as a keynote speaker at the event, prior to accepting the Hall of Fame award.

"I am very honored to receive this prestigious award recognizing the great work done by our team at Unilever," he said.

Prior to Unilever, Ogg was senior vice president for leadership, learning and performance at Motorola. Before that, he served as managing director of Dove Consulting and was founder of the VIA Consulting Group. He began his career as a line officer in the U.S. Coast Guard conducting search and rescue at sea.

He is co-author of VIA, From Vision into Action, The Future of Organizational Learning and numerous articles on leadership and HR. He had served on the Board of BBH Advertising and Rotterdam School of Management.

Ogg has served as vice chairman of the European Academy of Business and Society (EABIS), a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions supported by the European Commission, which has become the international reference point for Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability issues in management practice, research and education.

Outsourcing Provider Honored

CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has been recognized as a leading provider of commercial real estate services in IAOP's Global Outsourcing 100 for the past four years and Concannon has been an innovator in delivering outsourcing solutions that help add value and enable clients -- ranging from technology firms to health care companies -- to focus on their core competencies.

Concannon has worked in corporate real estate outsourcing since 1986 when he helped build Trammell Crow Corporate Services' (TCC) real estate and facilities outsourcing business with corporate clients as president and CEO of the company. That business has become the largest in the marketplace, working with global corporations, healthcare agencies and governments. He served as a member of Trammell Crow Company's Board of Directors from 1991 to 2006.

Concannon joined CBRE in 2006 when it acquired TCC and previously was vice chairman of global corporate services before being appointed to his current position in 2009. He also is a member of the Global Executive Board and the Americas Operations Management Board.

"For a client service professional, there is no higher honor than joining the 'best of the best' in IAOP's Hall of Fame and I am deeply humbled by this honor," said Concannon. "It is also a recognition that could not have happened without our partnership with an incredible roster of clients and the hard work of my 29,000 CB Richard Ellis colleagues around the world, collaborating to deliver innovative commercial real estate solutions every day."

Concannon has been an involved supporter of CB Richard Ellis' partnership with Rebuilding Together and HomeAid America through its CBRE Cares national program. The company has been involved with housing rebuilding projects across the U.S., including rehabilitating a low-income neighborhood in the Super Bowl host city of Dallas last month.

About the Outsourcing Hall of Fame

Recipients of The Outsourcing Hall of Fame are selected by IAOP's Advocacy & Outreach Committee and include buyers, advisors and outsourcing service providers from around the world.

Members are inducted into the Hall of Fame at one of the association's summits in The Outsourcing World Summit® Conference Series. The next honorees will be inducted at the 2011 Latin American Outsourcing Summit, May 26-27, Cartagena, Colombia. For more information, see Outsourcing Hall of Fame.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. Visit www.iaop.org

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