Professor Hadi Eltigani Coordinator General, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award The current roles assumed by Professor Hadi Eltigani in the UAE between 1997 todate are Chief Executive Efficer (CEO) of the Abu Dhabi International Centre for Organizational Excellence (ADICOE). Coordinator General of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), Executive Director for the Department of Planning & Corporate Support at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADC) and Chairman of the Emirates Quality association (EQA). Professor Eltigani’s Academic and Professional Career spanned over 25 years of continuous dedication and perseverance to pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge in Quality and Excellence. His notable professional contributions include the major development achievement in Building the infrastructure and criteria of the Dubai Quality Award (DQA) at DED, Dubai which was then selected as the Best Government initiative by the Dubai Program for Government Excellence. In Abu Dhabi he help set up, from scratch, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) as a major national program for improving the quality performance of both public and private sector organizations. He also set up the Abu Dhabi Quality Forum as a vehicle for Quality and Excellence Awareness promotion in Abu Dhabi. Major Accoolades and recognition won by Professor Hadi are: Quality Pioneer in 2003 by the Dubai Government and Dubai Quality Group, the Kano Medal by the Middle East Quality Association in 2010, The EFQM trophy for Excellence Promotion in the Middle East in 2015, distinguished Leader by the International Cofideration of Buisness in 2014, the Arab Exceptional Management Trophy “Alnisr”‘by the Arab League Academy, the International Harrington Ishikawa Medal for Quality 2016