Accomplishments of 2021

BNI is the World’s Largest Referral Networking Organization and continues to experience worldwide growth with our National Directors, Chapters, and Members. Within BNI there are: approximately 285,000 Members, more than 10,500 Chapters, and operating in more than 75 countries.  To find out more about BNI’s continuous growth, check out this short video on BNI TV here.

BNI is proud to announce that in 2021, under the leadership of experienced franchise executive George Barlow and his team, they were able to expand BNI’s presence into five new countries. These countries were Mauritius, Mongolia, Panama, Czech Republic, the Republic of Ghana, and a reassignment in Barbados.   

George came onboard just over a year ago to lead the entire Global franchise development process, including overseeing the screening and recruiting systems. He also leads the annual updating and compliance of the franchise disclosure documents. George brings over two decades of franchise leadership, strategic planning, and execution to BNI.     

In the coming year, BNI’s development team is working diligently to begin operating in at least five new countries. The franchise development team carefully seeks out potential franchisee candidates who align with BNI’s core values. In 2022, BNI has a focus to expand within:

  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Mozambique
  • Cote d’Ivoire

“We are excited about the growth we’ve experienced over the last year,” said George.  “We are well underway with in-depth conversations with well qualified candidates that will continue to move BNI forward for many years to come. Our franchisees consistently report that helping businesspeople achieve success is personally rewarding.”

More information about BNI can be found at www.bnifranchise.com or www.bni.com.

About BNI

The BNI system is comprised of approximately 288,000 members and more than 10,500 chapters operating in 76 countries and territories worldwide.  BNI has multiple websites to help answer specific questions.  Please visit us at bnifranchise.com, bni.com, and bnipodcast.com.


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