Janak Mehta is a mechanical engineer by profession with over 50 year experience out of which 25 years was in industry working across various functions and becoming a chief executive of a medium size company. While working in industry in 1982 he pioneered the quality movement in India and promoted it vigorously across the country and thereafter across Asia and across the world.
His belief in the use of quality management principles, concepts and methodologies as the primary means to business excellence and integration of society led him to leave the confines of working in industry to set up institutes that will be the vanguard of quality promotion. He set up and led the TQM Division of CII from 1988 to 1992 a leader in quality movement in India. In 1992 he made a unique contribution as the only industry member of the team to propose a structure for Quality Council of India (QCI) for promoting quality, standardization and conformity assessment in India that would be on par with the best in the world.He is a member of the Governing Body of QCI. He was amongst the first qualified Lead Auditor in India to be registered by IRCA, UK and RAB, USA. He led many audits in 1990’s. He currently conduct high level audits and diagnosis that covers conventional ISO audits.
Thereafter he set up TQM International Pvt. Ltd., as an organization for training and consultancy in quality management to work towards the frontier of quality technology. TQMI has become one of the leaders in this field not only in India but also the Middle East. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of TQMI. Under his guidance TQMI has provided training and consultancy services in over 12 countries. He is also the Chairman of T4T Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
In 1996 at the behest of quality professionals in India he set up Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) a not for profit organization for networking amongst quality professionals. In 2002 as the Founding President of ISQ he contributed to the setting up of Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) with membership from 17 countries to promote networking amongst quality professionals from all over Asia. He is the current Chairperson of ANQ for 2009 – 2010.
He has been an invited Keynote speaker and speaker at conferences across the world in over 29 countries including Japan, USA, Europe, China, Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and South America.
He has guided over 220 companies from multinationals to large and medium private and public companies in India, the Middle East and the South East Asia in their endeavor to enhance business performance through the application of TQM principles, concepts and techniques. He has been associated with various companies in India that have won the coveted Deming Application Prize of Japan and other Business Excellence Awards.
Mr. Janak Mehta is the only quality professional from India elected to the rank of “Academician” by the International Academy for Quality (IAQ). This honor places him among the international leaders dedicated to the improvement in the quality of products and services for the benefit of mankind. He is also member of the Board of Directors of IAQ and member of various committees. He is currently the Chairman of IAQ after being President for 2012-2014.
Mr. Janak Mehta has been awarded Lancaster Medal by ASQ for his outstanding contributions to the development, dissemination, and promotion of a holistic approach to quality management encompassing environmental responsibility and conservation of resources with emphasis on increasing mutual prosperity across all social strata; and for perseverance in nurturing the Asian Network for Quality to its 10th anniversary and establishing it as a significant entity in the global quality community.
Mr. Janak Mehta has been awarded the “Deming Distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion (Overseas)” for the year 2012. He is the second person in the world to receive this award.