Jaxay Shah


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


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.




An accomplished & tech savvy CXO level Business Transformation leader with 30+years’ of strong global work exposure across Manufacturing, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), NBFC, Banking & HR consulting. Track record of delivering significant business gains & entity-wide transformation programs using Digital as an enabler. Specialization in Lean, Six Sigma & Process Automation (including RPA, AI & ML).  Niche skill around troubleshooting & resolution with positive bottom-line impact. Deep experience ranging from devising tactical to strategic business solutions, driving innovation, executing organizational change, financial delivery & governance, nurturing & developing teams to contributing to diverse networks and social cause.

Rich exposure across multiple businesses/ functions, across geographies (UK, Africa, Europe & APAC).

An Industrial Engineer with management qualifications, an Industry speaker on Transformation and a visiting guest speaker at top Engineering & Management institutions like IIT & IIM.

A strong champion of diversity – was the APAC Chair for Reach, Barclays Diversity & Inclusion program for people with disability& mental health.

Learning exposure:

  • Head – PPID, Quality Council of India – Jul’22 till date
  • Director & Head of Process Excellence, Barclays Bank (Barclays Global Service Centre)
  • Quality Leader, GE Money India
  • Black Belt, GE Capital Intl. Services
  • HR Consultant & Profit Centre Head, ABC Consultants
  • Industrial Engineer & Project Manager, GEEPIndustries and LPS




Dr. Hari Prakash is PHD and M.Sc. in Horticulture/Agriculture from G.B Pant University. He has also earned additional M.Sc. in Ecology and Environment and Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

He has more than 25 year diverse experience in techno commercial evaluations, project management, research, capacity building, gap analysis, strategic planning of diversified projects. Built & organized team by effectively engaging a motivated team to conceptualise and implement various projects.

He served different boards  of Quality Council of India (QCI) for more than nine years.  He managed and coordinated with multi stake holders of different ministries, authorities, organisations for developing and operationalising new accreditation schemes and completing various important projects. Before joining QCI, he managed business of MNC certification body which was accredited for Farm certifications, Global GAP, Food Safety, Social Compliance, Carbon Fix Standard, FSC, Ethical Trade Initiatives with other routine management systems.

He also led the system management team as a central resource of a conglomerate having business in infrastructure, aviation, tourism, golf, water sports, consumer products etc. He has experience in designing, documentation, implementation, auditing and certifications for integrated management system (QMS, EMS OHSAS, FSMS, SA etc).

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