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Proud to be BITSian Dr Kanak Madrecha honoured at Dubai Quality Award Function

05-06-2009 09:44 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: BITS Pilani Rajasthan

Dr Kanak Madrecha third from right at DQA function held at Grand Hyatt Dubai

Dr Kanak Madrecha third from right at DQA function held at Grand Hyatt Dubai

Dubai’s Drive for Quality is well known globally and 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.

Each submission for the DQA is reviewed by assessors according to procedures laid down by the Business Excellence Centre at Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) that are modelled on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) excellence.

The Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) covers eight economic sectors: trading, construction, professional, services, tourism, finance, manufacturing and government. 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. The examiners evaluate applications on the basis of four criteria - commitment (20%), process (45%), results (29%) and contribution to society (6%).

After the entries are reviewed, a panel of jury members interviews the teams that assess the applicant companies to select potential winners. Dr Kanak well known in the UAE Quality circles and Supply Chain Logistics groups was one of the jury members for the DHDA award.

In a glittering function held at Grand Hyatt Dubai on 22 April 2009, his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presented the Dubai Quality Award (DQA) to 19 organizations representing diverse economic sectors. Five organisations were also honoured with the Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) and the Dubai Human Development Appreciation Programme for their commitment to empowering UAE nationals at the workplace. The assessors and jury members who contributed valuable time to review and assess the applications professionally and in detail were also honoured.

Dr Kanak Madrecha presently Practice Head – Dubai Ports World Business Excellence Center Dubai is an alumnus of BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India today. He was a student of BITS during 1974-1979 and obtained his B.E.(Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science widely known as BITS which has the reputation of pioneering the online examinations for admissions through the path breaking BITSAT and setting a benchmark in industry university collaborations offers degrees in various disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad campuses apart from an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates. Recently the National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC reaccredited BITS with 3.71 CGPA out of 4 and awarded “A” grade “Very Good” status.

Dr. Kanak Madrecha has a Ph.D. in Quality Management and 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 lectures extensively for educational institutes and is a regular guest speaker at supply chain conferences worldwide.

Dr Kanak Madrecha takes up Quality related projects as a mission with passion to ensure that there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach. Proud to be BITSian Dr Kanak Madrecha (Email: is indeed an ambassador for Brand BITS Pilani and is destined to conquer many more peaks in the coming years.

About BITS Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology and Science popularly known as BITS is a University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956 under notification No. F.12-23/63.U-2 of June 18, 1964

Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Vice President BITS Alumni Association
BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-242210
Fax: 91-1596-244183

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