Nimal Perera, the President of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Quality & Productivity (SLAAQP), has been conferred with the ‘Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality & Leadership’ during the World Quality Congress and Awards held recently at Taj Lands’ End Hotel in Mumbai, India. Nimal who was also a guest speaker at this two-day event has been invited to be in the Advisory Council for the next version of the World Quality Congress to be held in June 2015.
Incidentally SLAAQP which promotes Quality Control Circles is the host organisation of the International Convention of Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) 2014. This convention is scheduled to be held on 13 and 14 October at BMICH under the Leadership of Nimal Perera who is also the current Chairman for Coordinating Committee Member Countries of Quality Control Circle Forum. Already 1,000 foreign delegates have confirmed participation and leading entities in the region such as Toyota and Kubota from Japan, Samsung from Korea, TATA, Reliance, Bajaj, Hero, Ashok Leyland, CEAT and TVS all from India are expected to present case studies at this event.
He is also a Vice President of JASTECA, the Alumni Society of Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships (AOTS)/HIDA in Japan through which he was involved in promoting in a big way the Japanese concepts of 5S and TPM in the country. He was recognised for his leadership and dedication to the network of AOTS Alumni Societies and economic and industrial development in the country, during the World Convention of AOTS Alumni Societies held in Mumbai, in September 2006.Nimal, a textile industrialist by profession, is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Textile Manufacturers’ Association, a Past Chairman of Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) and Joint Business Forum (JBIZ). He is also the Head of INDEXPO, a UNIDO-facilitated Joint Venture Project of CNCI and NCE, which has been set up to promote food safety in the hotel sector and to issue management system certifications for which they are accredited.