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)