Proud to be BITSian - Dr Kanak Madrecha, well known in the UAE Quality circles and Supply Chain Logistics groups was one of the jury members for the DHDA award. The Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) covers eight economic sectors: trading, construction, professional, services, tourism, finance, manufacturing and government. Dubai Quality Award(DQA) has been the single most valuable framework for companies to measure their business performance and to achieve higher growth through leadership, innovation and continuous improvement.
Applications are evaluated by a team of assessors who conduct site visits and prepare detailed assessment reports highlighting existing best practices and areas for improvement in each company. DQA and DHDA awards were presented to various organizations in a sparkling function held at Grand Hyatt Dubai on 22 April 2009 by his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dr Madrecha was honored at the function along with other assessors and jury members who contributed valuable time to review and assess the applications professionally in detail.
Dr. Kanak Madrecha obtained his B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani in 1979 and has a Ph.D. in Quality Management. He has 27 years of rich experience in diversified businesses including being a consultant and trainer for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is the Founder Board Member of Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) and is currently serving as the President of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - Dubai Round Table. Dr Madrecha is also team leader for Dubai Quality Award & Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award assessment and Assessor for Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award. He gave lectures to educational institutes and is a regular guest speaker at supply chain conferences worldwide.
Dr Kanak Madrecha is third from the right in the picture.