Inspired by the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop Dubai as a Hub for Excellence, a group of Quality Professionals, their objective being to increase competitiveness among the business community and to promote Quality & Excellence, proposed to HE Mohammed Al Abbar, who was at the time the Director General, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, the idea of setting up a Group specialized in promoting Quality and Excellence in Dubai. Embracing the idea his Excellency directed the DED to license a non-profit-making organization.
As a result, the Dubai Quality Group (DQG) was formed in February 1994 and the following Professionals were nominated as the founding Board of Directors of the Group:
Photo Caption: the nominated members with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Initially, the Group received support from major organizations which were pioneers in the adaptation of Quality in the region. These were Dubal, Ducab, Emirates Airline, Fedex & McDermott.
What had started out as a simple thought by like-minded & inspired individuals have blossomed over the years to become the leading organization for Business Excellence & Innovation in the region, with support & contribution from the different Board of Directors that have been overseeing the Group’s activities & initiatives. Since then, the DQG has widened its activities to holding annual international conferences, awards, and benchmarking, knowledge-sharing & networking opportunities.
This is a true example of the difference passion driven people can make when supported by a leadership with true vision. Today, the Group has many more such people associated with it through its members, associates, subgroups, and the synergy among these can mean unlimited possibilities in the future.