Our Leadership

Jaxay Shah

(CHAIRPERSON, QCI)

Mr Jaxay Shah is the Chairperson of the Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He is also the Founder and Chairman Managing Director of the Savvy Group of Companies, a professional construction conglomerate. Furthermore, he is the former Chairman of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body of private Real Estate developers in India.

As the Chairperson of QCI, he is working towards improving the quality of goods and services to help improve the quality of life of India’s 140 crore citizens. Under his leadership, QCI is working in multiple sectors such as healthcare, education, trade & commerce, energy, water, sanitation etc and engaging with 50+ central governments, state governments, and public bodies. Mr. Shah has been taking significant steps to take the quality message to the grassroots through initiatives such as the Gunvatta Sankalp in states, Quality City with the emerging cities along with Sarpanch Samvad – working with grassroots leaders to permeate the idea of quality. Additionally, he represents QCI, as a Promoter Director (Founding Member) on the board of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an open network for all the players who can sell or enable selling in an e-commerce setup.

Under his leadership, CREDAI joined the ‘National Mission of Housing for All’ by launching more than 375 Affordable Housing Projects comprising 250,000 units by CREDAI member developers across the country. 

Mr Shah stands as an advisor and mentor at the PharmEasy Accelerator Program, which offers 1 lakh+ medicine and health products across various categories across the country. He is a Promotional Director of Kensville Golf and Country Club, Savvy Swaraaj Sports Academy, and a trustee of LAA (LD College of Engineering Alumni Association) as well as JYOT (NGO). 

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geo-technology and Foundation Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University. 

Mr. Shah is an environment and sustainability crusader and is committed towards eco-friendly construction using renewable technology for a better planet.

Mr. Rajesh Maheshwari is the current Secretary General,(I/c)  of the Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous organization of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and has taken charge on 29 September 2023. He heads the organization which has the mandate to improve the quality of products & processes in manufacturing across industry sectors, and services especially in conformity assessment, healthcare, education, skills, capacity building etc. In addition, he is the CEO of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), one of the constituent boards of QCI, since Aug 2019.

He holds a Masters in Chemistry and MBA and has almost 3 decades of experience in quality assurance & management, industrial manufacturing as well as in standards, technical regulations, accreditation & conformity assessment. He has been working in area of accreditation in India from the initial years of NABL since 1999. Mr. Maheshwari had joined QCI in 2012 and was responsible for accreditation activities in NABCB. He subsequently led Project Planning & Implementation Division (PPID) in QCI as Director wherein he was responsible for Project Conceptualization, Planning & Management and had executed various projects for QCI, primarily for the Central Government Ministries.

He had earlier worked for National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL), then under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) for more than a decade, managing the Testing and Medical Laboratory accreditation programs of NABL. Prior to this, he had worked in Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing Industry for about a decade.

Mr. Rajesh Maheshwari

(SECRETARY GENERAL, I/C, QCI)

Padma Shri Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma

(NABH Chairperson)

Dr. Mahesh Verma, Chairperson, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &Healthcare providers (NABH) is known for his patient-friendly approach. He is internationally acclaimed in the field of dental surgery and he is a Padma Shri awardee, Dr. B. C. Roy awardee and National Science & Technology awardee. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University,New Delhi and ProfessorEmeritusat Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences. He is the president of International Association for Disability&Oral Health (iADH) India Chapter and Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD).He is also President-elect of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) India Division and Indian Society for Dental Research.

Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar obtained his MBBS and MD (Dermatology) from the prestigious Delhi University. He was awarded the University Gold medal for excellence in the field of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. He is also a Diplomate of National Board (DNB- Dermatology and Venereology), a Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
He worked since 2003, as a Professor & Consultant in the Department of Dermatology & STD, Lok Nayak Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College and, New Delhi.
Over the years he has held various Organizational positions viz. the President, Secretary, Vice President, and Executive member of the IADVL –Delhi State branch and has successfully organized as Organizing Secretary various conferences of IADVL – at State and National Level. He is the recipient of various state and national awards including the prestigious Sardari Lal Memorial Award for the year 2015. He is the current President – Society for Pediatric Dermatology and Founder Secretary -Scientific Cosmetological Society. He has More than 70 publications, 4 books and many chapters and multimedia to his credit.
An active practicing clinician, with a passion for quality in healthcare, a Principal Assessor with NABH since 2016, he has since December 2019, taken over as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers of India. Quality, promotion of patient safety and taking Best healthcare practices to the ‘poorest of the poor ’ are his mission in life.

Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar

(CEO NABH)

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