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Madhusmita Nayak

Madhusmita Nayak

United Nations
Ambassador for Peace in special ECOSOC volunteering
Category: Positive Role Model

Madhusmita Nayak is an engineer by qualification, certified Business Excellence Professional and a Senior Corporate Strategy professional based out of UAE . She has more than 15 years of experience in leading Organizational Excellence assessments for more than 50 companies from diversified sectors and industry wide including government, semi-government and private firms in UAE and internationally. Her passion and intention for continuous improvement has facilitated breakthrough performance for the organizations she worked for including renowned private and government organizations in Dubai. She volunteers her skills and time for renowned Quality, Business excellence, women empowerment and award associations in UAE and internationally with a conviction to create awareness of Quality among Women and Young Minds in the society at large. With a demonstrated record of achievements through efficient leadership and implementation of comprehensive continuous improvement projects supporting the delivery of strategic & operational objectives, culture transformation, service enhancements, building capabilities & optimizing infrastructure across people, processes & systems.

Her life-goal is to be a “quality coach”, aiming to help kids, parents, teachers, not just to solve problems; but pause to analyze problems and then try to generate solutions by using more of common sense and humility over jargons and technicality.


  • Certified KPI Professional by KPI Institute.
  • Lead Auditor ISO 9001
  • Certified EFQM Assessor – EFQM, Brussels
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt – KPMG
  • GRI G4 Sustainability reporting certified.
  • Certified Fire and Safety official by Dubai Civil Defense
  • Team leader in all leading Business Excellence Awards in UAE, India, US, UK
  • Local and International speaker- Has delivered more than 30 presentations/webinars on Quality and Business Excellence
  • Mentoring Quality and Sustainability professionals across the globe


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