Mr. Vipin Sondhi


Mr. Vipin Sondhi is an alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, The Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. Mr.Sondhi has over three decades of experience in Manufacturing and Engineering based companies such as Ashok Leyland, JCB India , Shriram Honda, Tata Steel and Tecumseh Products India, of which over two decades was as MD & CEO. He a strong and proven track record as a leader, and is a passionate hands-on professional. Mr. Vipin Sondhi was the MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland and a Director on the Board of Switch Mobility, a fully owned subsidiary of Ashok Leyland set up to manufacture Electric Vehicles. Ashok Leyland is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India with an international footprint. Prior to Ashok Leyland, he was MD & CEO of JCB lndia for over 13 years, and was a member of JCB’s global executive team. He led the JCB business, into five world class manufacturing plants situated in three locations, and established market leadership in the Construction Equipment Industry. JCB’s Made in India products were exported to over 100 countries cumulatively during his tenure. He also also a member of JCB’s Global Group Executive and also had charge of S.E.Asia and the Pacific. He was appointed by the Government of India as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal in December 2015. He has held the position of Vice President of the Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) and Vice President of the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC). A member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Council, he is also the Chairman of CII’s National Mission on Technology, Innovation & Research and Chairman of CII’s National Committee on Future Mobility. He serves on the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust; the BoT of The Ananta Centre and the BoT of the Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation. He was awarded the Confederation of India (CII) Young Manager’s Trophy in the year 2000; The Udyog Rattan Award by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2011; The CEO of the Year Award at CEO India Awards in 2014. He was also conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM) in 2017 and The Economic Times ‘Most Promising Business Leader of Asia - Construction Equipment Industry in 2018-19.

Dr. A.Raj


Dr. A. Raj has been employed with the Quality Council of India (QCI) since 2015 and is currently posted as the CEO of NBQP after successfully setting up and running the ZED Division of QCI. He has had an enthusiastic professional career of over 28 years, based on a PhD and Master’s Degree. He is also a Commerce Graduate from University of Delhi and a Certified Hospitality Educator. Raj is a voracious trainer and has been intensely involved in training and development activities including Capacity Building programmes/webinars for various industry sectors at both national & international platforms & forums. He has represented QCI & presented papers at ASQ (Texas, USA), ARSO (South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Cameroon), IAQ/SAQ Shanghai (China), EoQ (Slovenia & Portugal), ICQEM (Spain), CSQ (Canada) amongst others. At the national level he has presented & showcased various initiatives of QCI at multiple forums & panel discussions including conclaves, investment summits, industry events of various State Governments apart from Capacity Building of Bankers of India under the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) initiative, reputed National Industry Chambers & Associations as well as at Supply Chain meetings of large Enterprises and OEMs. He has assisted in institutionalizing various benefits for MSME units through sustained engagement with the State Governments, RBI & Financial Institutions, Government e-Marketplace etc. Formerly, Raj has been the Regional Head of a leading Technical University and also the Managing Director of an educational foundation. Raj has also trained and worked in managerial capacities with International Hospitality chains. An avid traveller, Raj loves experiencing various cultures, cuisines and traditions and is fond of learning new languages.

  • Prof. S.K. Joshi – Laboratory Excellence Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country. The award has been incepted to ensure the laboratory’s commitment to achieve excellence in providing high precision testing and calibration services in line with the prevalent national/international quality systems legislations including Health, Safety, Environment (HSE). The Award is to recognize Laboratories (Testing, Medical and Calibration) those have established outstanding achievements in the field of Quality in services and benchmarked in their domain for their best practices.
  • The QCI-DL Shah Quality Awards were launched in 2007 and are positioned PAN-India as the recognition for successful projects of an organisation that have resulted in continual improvement of processes, products and/or services, better/effective operations and increased customers/stakeholders satisfaction. The awards are given for specific projects which have to be submitted in the form of case studies supported by adequate evidence in the form of documents or video clips.

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