EFQM Opens Middle East Office at DKV in Global Push

Nov 19, 2015, 08:57 ET from EFQM

DUBAI, UAE, November 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

EFQM, the European Foundation for Quality Management, a not for profit membership foundation with over 25 years' experience of supporting organisations on their journey to excellence, has launched its Middle East branch in Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV).

EFQM is the custodian of the EFQM Excellence Model, created by a team of experts from industry and academia, a non-prescriptive framework that can be used to gain a holistic view of any organisation, regardless of size, sector or maturity. Since its inception, the EFQM Excellence Model has been a blueprint for EFQM members and organisations across and beyond Europe to develop a culture of excellence, drive innovation, and improve results.

With a long track record of operating in the Middle East and a wide network of partners, its new office cements a more global strategy for EFQM. From its new location, EFQM will be able to leverage its excellence experience, foster greater collaboration between international organisations, and enhance global visibility and reach. To celebrate this special milestone, EFQM held a launch event at DKV, bringing together more than 250 professionals in the field of excellence for half a day of sharing sessions and networking opportunities, enabling EFQM to connect with its local partners, whilst showcasing its line of products and services that will be offered.

During the event speeches were given by Wafi Dawood, Chief of Strategy & Excellence at the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), Colonel, Dr. Ali Abdulla Alghufli, Director of Organisation Excellence Department, General Secretary of his highness Minister of Interior office , Dr. Ahmad Abdullah Al Nuseirat, PhD, General Coordinator at the Executive Council of Dubai Government, Professor Hadi Eltigani, Chairman of the Middle East Excellence Council (MEEC) and Coordinator General Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), and Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of DKV and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of DKV and DIAC commented: "We are delighted to partner with EFQM and honoured that it has chosen DKV for its launch location in the Middle East. DKV has become a truly international platform and meeting place for leading education and training organisations. Working with such an esteemed company like EFQM, one that helps bring together numerous companies and encourages 'sharing that works', will not only enhance our credentials as an integrated collaborative community.'

Dr Wafi Dawood, Chief of Strategy & Excellence at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said, "The EFQM model has allowed organisations to continuously improve and sustain outstanding performance. Aligning our organisational aspirations with the excellence model has helped us enhance our services and create a culture of happy people and happy customer experiences. The opening of EFQM's Middle East Office in Dubai will extend opportunities for organisations to share best-practices and create more success stories in the region."

About EFQM 

The company is the custodian of the EFQM Excellence Model, created by a team of experts from industry and academia, a non-prescriptive framework that can be used to gain a holistic view of any organisation, regardless of size, sector or maturity. Since its inception, the EFQM Excellence Model has been a blueprint for EFQM members and organisations across and beyond Europe to develop a culture of excellence, drive innovation, and improve results.

In practice, EFQM applies know-how and extracts outstanding approaches by engaging with executives and front-line managers, sharing what works through case studies, online webinars, working groups, conferences and thematic events. EFQM seeks to prepare a new generation of business leaders by offering training and development opportunities built on practice-based learning and exchange between organisations.

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