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Our History


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:

  • John Hunter - Economic Department

  • Colin Reaney -  McDermott

  • Glen Ashley - Dubai

  • Tony Connell Sait - (DHL)

  • Monish Roy - Ducab

  • Prem Upadhyay - EPPCO

  • A Quader Tazaerout - Emirates Airline

  • Farid Mohammed Ahmed Albstaki - Ducab

Journey of Excellence
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