Dear SQI members and SQI colleagues,
On behalf of SQI, it is with great sadness I announce that Prof. Yury Gusakov ANQ Director and Board member, Vice-President of Russian Organisation for Quality (ROQ), Member of EOQ Executive Board, Academician of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ), passed away after a serious illness at the age of 68 in the evening of December 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
Prof. Yury, a kind and quality professional, full of innovative ideas, energy and enthusiasm, made a significant contribution to the development of quality management, not only in Russia, but also internationally.
1998-2002 – Deputy Chairman of the State Standards of Russia
Since 2003 – Official represpresentative of Russia in the European Foundation for Quality Management and Asian Network for Quality.
2006-2008 – President of the European Organization for Quality
2008-2011 – Chairman of The World Alliance for Quality (WAQ) Steering Committee
2015-2016 – Chairman of the Asian Network for Quality
From 2017 – Deputy Chairman of the Public Council under the Federal Agency for
Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart)
For many years, Prof. Yury represented the ROQ on the ANQ Board. He was actively making contributions, proposals and new ideas for the development of quality management in the Asian region. He had been involved in the implementation of the ANQ-CEC programs and also recommended the introduction of Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee to the ANQ Board. After ROQ became one of the ANQ Board members, he attended almost all ANQ Congresses such as ANQ 2010 in New Delhi, ANQ 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, ANQ 2014 in Singapore, ANQ 2015 in Taipei, and ANQ 2017 in Kathmandu. Of particular note was his active contributions to the success of the ANQ Congress 2016 that was held in Vladivostok, Russia.
With this sad news, and on behalf of SQI we pay our heartfelt condolences to Prof.Yury Gusakov`s family, friends and colleagues
G.E. Tan Chairman, Singapore Quality Institute