International Emirates Management for Quality (IeMQ), a leading consulting firm providing a total approach for strategy, change management and business intelligence, and Emirates Quality Association (EQA), recently announced that 11 distinguished executives will comprise the high-power panelists for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit, which will be held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2007.
Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the inaugural Summit will showcase the unique styles of leadership of distinguished and highly successful UAE leaders. The high-profile speakers will address an audience comprised of 400 to 600 decision makers from various organizations all over the region.
“We are delighted to have gathered such a powerful line-up of speakers. The panelists represent a broad range of expertise and bring with them varied experiences in the highest levels of management. With distinguished track records and inspiring stories to share, I am confident our speakers will empower and motivate the delegates to be part of a new breed of world-class leaders who will propel the region to a higher level of excellence,” said Badria Al Mulla, President of IeMQ, Vice President of EQA, and Summit Steering Committee Chairperson.
Broken down into two panel groups, the speakers are derived from various backgrounds, ranging from economic planning, trade organizations, government, oil and gas industry, eGovernment, education, and even the film industry.
“On behalf of all the organizers of the first Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit, we are thankful to all our speakers for their commitment to help us achieve our mission of developing a wider pool of excellence-oriented leaders in the region,” added Al Mulla.
Following the official opening and an address by Mr. Abdallah Ali Al Ahbab, Director of Government Performance Management and Abu Dhabi Executive General Secretariat, the presentations and panel discussions will take place.
Speakers of the first panel are H.E. Salah Salem Bin Omair Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federation of GCC Chambers of Commerce and Industry, UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chairman, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi; Mr. Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Planning and Economy; Mr. Fareed Abdulla, Assistant General Manager, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO); Ms. Aida Abdullah Al Azdi, Deputy Director General for Community Services, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research; and Prof. Hadi Altigani, Chairman, Emirates Quality Association.
The second panel consists of H.E. Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Education Council; Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Vice President, eTQM College Dubai; Mr. Abdurrahman Ali Al Sheikh, General Manager and CIO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC HQ); Mr. Naseer Ahmed Bin Obood, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Etisalat; Ms. Nayala Al Khaja, the first international independent UAE film director and producer, D-Seven Motion Pictures, Dubai; and Mr. Mohammed Khalifa Al Qubasi, Jalasat and Members Affairs Manager, Abu Dhabi National Consultative Council General Secretariat.
Al Mulla, who has an enviable track record of delivery and achievement in the fields of excellence, planning, quality and performance in the oil and gas industry, is the founder of IeMQ and has been the inspiration behind the Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit.
The event is sponsored by a number of leading organizations and committees in Abu Dhabi, while the official key strategic partner of the summit is the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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