Meet the Team

Award Manager

Mrs. Nada Abdallah

Muna Said
 
Nada is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence, a Certified EFQM Assessor and an ISO 9001 LRCA certified Lead Auditor. She served as DQA Senior assessor for several cycles. Over the past 15 years, Nada helped a wide range of employers and clients establish and maintain effective integrated management systems including private and public organizations in Dubai in the fields of banking, airline industry, real estate, transportation and health care, in addition to supporting prestigious Government Departments win an extensive list of the esteemed Dubai Government Excellence Program Award.
Assessment Team

Mr. Daniel Steyn

Muna Said
 
Daniel is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality &Organizational Excellence, and, a Chartered Quality Professional, MCQI (UK). He has a diverse working experience of more than 30 years in the civil engineering and construction industry, working for all stakeholders across six different countries. He has a passion for training and development, risk management, and, follows a holistic approach to the management of quality. He is also a Lead Auditor for both ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015. And currently the secretary of ASQ UAE Local Member Community Committee.

Mrs. Nada Ahmed

Muna Said
 
Nada is Quality and Business Excellence Professional who is Certified EFQM Assessor, Certified Auditor for ISO 20000 and ITIL. Nada has conducted several internal entities’ assessments and external assessments where she served as a Deputy team leader for DHDA, Senior Assessor for DQA and Senior Assessor for SEHA Excellence Program. She worked in large private and government organizations in diversified fields including transportation, Oil & Gas, Electricity & Water and has working experience of 12 years. She managed several awards including 7stars customer services, 4th Generation. She is a certified NLP practitioner and Employee’s Coach.

Mr. Punnoose Mathew

Muna Said
 
Punnoose is the Quality Assurance Director- ME at Aecom. During a career spanning nearly 25 years he has worked in the fields including engineering, project management and quality assurance with large international organizations. He is an ISO 9001 lead auditor and ASQ certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence and Software Quality Engineer. Punnoose has successfully led many ISO certification programs within different organizations and conducted assessment of many large projects and programs.  He has also developed and implemented performance assessment systems to improve process performance and foster continual improvement within organizations.

Mrs. Luminita Carmen Aldea

Muna Said
 
Carmen is an ASQ senior member and Vice Chair of ASQ UAE Local Member Community Committee, Abu Dhabi. Carmen is a Certified Professional Engineer, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 (CSA / RABQSA). She also holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering. Carmen had served as a team leader for Hamilton-Burlington PEO Social Events Committee and License Awards team for several years. She worked in large private and government organizations in automotive, gas turbine manufacturing, heavy equipment, aerospace, nuclear industry sectors as a Product/Process/Project Engineer and Quality Manager.

Mr. Sameer Choughule

Muna Said
 
Sameer is a Senior Member, American Society for Quality (ASQ) and had served on Dubai Local Members Community Leadership team for 2 years. As a Dubai Quality Awards (DQA) Senior Assessor (based on EFQM model), he has successfully completed three assessments for various industries and immensely enjoys interacting and working with different teams every year.
Honored by American Society for Quality (ASQ) as one of the '40 New Voices of Quality' in Nov 2011. Active Toastmaster with Business Excellence Toastmasters Club, Dubai since 2013. Executive Committee member as VP Public Relations 2014 & 2015. He is an innovative and experienced Quality-Health-Safety-Environment (QHSE) Management Systems and business excellence professional with more than 15 years’ extensive experience in India and the Middle East (Kuwait, UAE).

Mr. Anas Al Haroun

Muna Said
 
Anas is a manufacturing and quality professional with 10 years of experience within GM manufacturing units with solid lean transformation background. He has a bachelor’s degree in Design and Production Engineering as well as MBA holder in Strategic Management. Also, he is certified as BIQ Lead Calibrator, Red X master, OpEx lead and Lean Six-Sigma Green belt, in addition to patent holder. On the other hand, Anas is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. He is currently the communication chair in ASQ Local Member Community- Egypt.
Jury

Mr. Saleh Janeeh

Sunil Thawani
 
Saleh currently occupies the role of advisor of creativity and Innovation at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. He had occupied previously several roles in large organizations where he established and managed operational excellence strategies, achieved harmonized improvement programs, team based excellence program (Lean manufacturing), ideas management programs and excellence programs. Saleh had served on many national Awards Jury and had a track record of accomplishments for Quality in the United Arab Emirates. He occupied the position of DQG Chair in 2011-2012. Saleh is currently a member of the advisory board of ASQ MEA Quality Professionals Award. He is a chemical engineer and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Mohammad J. Ben Salamah

Sunil Thawani
 
Mohammad holds a Ph.D degree and is a certified ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence. Currently the Vice-Chair of ASQ Local Member Community- Kuwait. Mohammad works in the research area in quality of cooling-water systems for refineries and petrochemical plants at the Higher Institute for Energy, Kuwait.

Mr. Shady Baher El Safty

Sunil Thawani
 
Shady has rich strategic management with 20+ years’ experience with international exposure at fortune 500 corporation at China, South East Asia, and North Africa. He has proven track record in implementing global management standards and operational excellence. He is currently the regional Director for Engineering & Supplier Quality at General Motors North Africa and chair ASQ Local Member Community-Egypt. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and master’s Degree in business administration. Moreover, he is Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, and Shainin Red X Master.
Shady’s was awarded “2012 Young Industry Leadership Award” from Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) and “2016 Quality Professional of the Year” from American Society of Quality (ASQ).

Mr. Sunil Thawani

Sunil Thawani
 
Fellow, American Society for Quality (ASQ). Sunil has served as Member of the Jury, Dubai Quality Award for several years. He is recipient of 2015 ASQ Lancaster Medal, first person from Middle East to earn this recognition in over 30 years. He has written/ presented 50 papers and published book “Business Excellence Awards – Strategies for Winning”. Sunil has travelled around the world on motorcycle www.worldwideonwheels.com

Mrs. Nancy Nouaimeh

Nancy Nouaimeh
 
Mrs. Nancy is a Senior Member of ASQ and Chair of ASQ UAE Local Member Community Committee. She had served as member of ASQ Strategic Deployment Committee, Team Leader for Dubai Quality Award assessment team for several years, an assessor for Mohammed bin Rashid Business Excellence Award and Judge for Dubai Quality Group Continual Improvement Subgroup competitions.
Honored by ASQ as one of the 46 Fresh Faces in Quality in November 2016 and had received a Testimonial Leadership Award in 2014. Nancy is a Quality and Safety Professional with over 13 years of experience in TQM, Business Excellence, ISO Standards and CSR. She holds Masters’ degree in Agronomic Sciences/Bio-engineering and TQM.

Mr. Graham (Joe) Clayton

Graham Clayton
 
He held senior management positions in large private and government operations in the manufacturing, aviation, petroleum, retail, financial and construction sectors for over 30 years. He developed and maintained management systems addressing quality, health and safety, and environmental management and introduced Business Excellence approaches as internal assessment programs as well as leading and coordinating submissions to the Dubai Quality Award - both of which received awards. Joe was an assessor with the inaugural Dubai Quality Award program and served for many years as the program developed. Joe left the UAE in 2014 and now lives in the Far East from where he is developing a small manufacturing enterprise while also consulting on a limited basis.