Ben Arikpo, Nigeria is the RBA Winner 2015

Ben, please receive warm and sincere congratulations as Richard Beckhard Award winner 2015!

The award was presented to Ben in Portland/ OG, USA during the 2nd OD World Summit and first joined annual conference of IODA and OD Network. Ben received this award for his outstanding contributions to the mission of IODA.


Ben Arikpo from Nigeria joined IODA in 1998.  He has been a member for almost 20 years.  During this time Ben served in the executive committee for 9 years. In 2004 he hosted the IODA conference in Abuja, Nigeria. Between the two presidents Rita Aloni from Israel and Ulla Nagel from Germany Ben served as vice president for 6 years. With both presidents Ben had a very cordial and successful tenure and was able to move the organization in the direction towards it is today.