QSR magazine:

The Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE)â„¢ and the Franchising Association of India (FAI) will cooperate to launch the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE)â„¢ program in India starting in October. The formal announcement was made during FAI’s Convention & Expo 08-09, October 2-3, at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregoan, Mumbai.

“With the rapid growth of the franchising industry in India, at the rate of 40 percent per year, we want to insure that we bring the highest standards of professional education to our members. The Certified Franchise Executive (CFE)â„¢ program is an important part of these plans,” said Cy Pal, president of the Franchising Association of India (FAI).

“The ICFE is excited to be working with FAI’s leadership to introduce the Certified Franchise Executiveâ„¢ program in India. Our mission is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education,” said Melanie Bergeron, CFE, chair of the ICFE Board of Governors and CEO, Two Men and A Truck Intl., Lansing, MI. “The CFE program offers franchise executives an established curriculum taught by recognized experts in the field. It provides individuals with the opportunity for expanded knowledge, industry recognition, and peer-level networking,” she added.