Dec 15 2015

Dubai Quality Group Concludes Election and Announces New Board of Directors for 2016-2018

DQG BOD 2016-2018

The newly elected Board of Directors – From Left to Right – Hassan Omar (Board Member), Mohammed Al-Mutawa (Board Member), Unnikrishnan Sukumaran (Director of Finance), Ahmad Almulla (Vice Chairman), Fatma Al Mheiri (Chairwoman), Awatef Al Hosani (Board Member) & Feryal Tawakul (Secretary General)


Dubai Quality Group (DQG) concluded the Annual General Meeting and the Election of Board of Directors (BOD) for the period 2016-2018 on 15 December 2015 at Le Meridian, Dubai.

The nominated members from DQG’s member organizations were elected as per the Constitution of the Group. DQG’s financial results for 2015 were presented to the group members for their review.

Dubai Quality Group, a self financing, non-profit organization, set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, concluded the financial year 2015 by not only achieving remarkable results but also by setting up new benchmarks in innovation and creativity for the upcoming years.

In line with the Dubai government’s vision to transform the emirate into a global center for innovation, DQG has taken a pragmatic approach to foster a culture of innovation and enhance competitiveness of the business community. A plethora of conferences, case study presentations and award ceremonies that took place in 2015 are testimony to the Group’s dedication toward the government’s vision. Emirates Woman Award (12th Cycle), Ideas Arabia 10th International Conference & Competition 2015, 7th Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2015, 4th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2015 are to name a few of the coveted events hosted by the Group.

The Group’s new target is to integrate “learning” as the key focus within the organization and employ innovation in achieving development and progress in the community.

Dr.Yousef Al Akraf, Chairman, Dubai Quality Group, expressed his vision saying, “Innovation is the key to a prosperous and profitable organistaion. If we do not experiment and adopt new methods, we deprive ourselves from progress.” He also highlighted, “As part of the UAE’s National Innovation Week, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group was proud to be a part of the initiative by encouraging companies and employees to participate and the responses received were overwhelming. We plan to work towards better and bigger initiatives this coming year.”

Ms.Fatma Al Mheiri the newly elected Chairwoman of DQG, expressed her delight saying, “I am thankful to DQG for entrusting me with the new responsibility. In the coming years we will implement new and effective projects and remain committed to be a center of knowledge sharing for all topics relating to Quality and Business Excellence.”

After a fair electoral, DQG announced the new board of directors for the year 2016-18 which are as follows:

Chairwoman: Fatma Al Mheiri

Vice Chairman: Ahmad Almulla

Secretary General: Feryal Tawakul

Director of Finance: Unnikrishnan Sukumaran

Board Members:

  • - Awatef Al Hosani
  • - Hasan Omar
  • - Mohammed Al-Mutawa