Meet the Team

Assessment Team

Mr. Daniel Steyn

Sunil Thawani
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.

Mrs. Luminita Carmen Aldea

Carmen is an ASQ senior member and Member Leader in UAE Section since several years. 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

Nancy Nouaimeh
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. 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 Chair of ASQ Kuwait Section, 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. 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

Mrs. Nancy Nouaimeh

Nancy Nouaimeh
Mrs. Nancy is ASQ Regional Director for EMEA and Member of ASQ Board of Directors (2019-2020). She is a Chartered Business Excellence Professional, with over 15 years of experience in Total Quality Management, Business Excellence, ISO Standards and CSR. She holds Masters’ degrees in Agronomic Sciences/Bio-engineering and TQM. Nancy is the Chair of ASQ MEA Awards Committee, was honored by ASQ QP as one of the 46 Fresh Faces in Quality in November 2016 and had received a Testimonial Leadership Award in 2014.

Mr. Punnoose Mathew

Sunil Thawani
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.