This is very sad news that Prof. Yury Gusakov ANQ Board member and Former Chairman (2015-2017), Vice-President of Russian Organization for Quality (ROQ), the Member of EOQ Executive Board, Academician of IAQ passed away after a serious illness at age of 68 on December 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. We, Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) expressed hearty condolences to Prof. Yury Gusakov 's family, friends and colleagues. The funeral of Yuri Gusakov will be held in Moscow today (20th Dec 2018).
(Photo taken during welcome dinner for ANQ 2016 in Vladivostok, Russia on 19th Sep 2016)
Prof. Gusakov made a great contribution to the development of quality management, not only in Russia, but also internationally. He was awarded the Founders Medal by International Academy for Quality (IAQ) during IAQ General Meeting on 22nd Sep 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
(Details at https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-international-academy-for-quality.html )
Prof. Yury Gusakov information:
He graduated from Moscow University (economics) in 1972 and same year joined Training Academy for standardisation and quality in Moscow, Russia. Later he worked in Russian R&D Institute for normalisation in mechanical engineering, Institute of standardisation and in 2000-2002 as Vice President of Rosstandart, Russian National Standardisation body. At present he acts as Board Member of Rosstandart.
In 2003 he joined Russian Organization for Quality (ROQ) as Senior Vice President and CEO.
In 2006-2008 he was elected President of European Organization for Quality (EOQ), in 2008-2011 - Coordinator of World Alliance for Quality(WAQ), from 2015-2017 Chairman, Asia Network for Quality (ANQ). Prof. Yury Gusakov is a Doctor of Science (economics), Professor, Academician of IAQ, Fellow of CQI, UK, Russian National Representative in EFQM and EOQ.Starting 2015 he is also a Chair of International Programmes on Quality for Russian Training Academy of standardization and Quality, Russian National Representative in EFQM and EOQ.
We met Prof. Yury Gusakov many times in different conference. I would like to share our meeting to remember Yury – Quality Guru.
Meeting in Hong Kong:Prof. Yury Gusakov and Mrs. Olga Gusakov visited Hong Kong in Dec 2014. HKSQ welcome dinner was on 30th Dec 2014.
Meeting in ANQ Congress:
We met Prof. Yury Gusakov many time in ANQ Congresses.ANQ 2008 – We had dinner in Cruise in Thailand.
ANQ 2011 – HKSQ joined the board meeting to present the ANQ 2012 in Hong Kong.
ANQ 2012 - We took a photo during gala dinner in Hong Kong.
ANQ 2014 – We took a photo in Singapore.
ANQ 2015 – We took photos in Taipei.
(Left: Ms. Minda Chiang, I, Prof. Ching-Chow Yang (CSQ), Prof. Yury Gusakov (Chairperson of ANQ; ROQ), Dr. Catherine Chan and Mr. Peter Fung)
Minda took a photo with Mrs. Olga Gusakov and Prof. Yury Gusakov.
Gala Dinner song in ANQ 2015
ANQ 2016 – We took a photo in the Marine Conference Hall which had 54 seats occupancy at the table.
Gala Dinner song in ANQ 2016
(Left: Mr. Too Meng Ken (SQI), Dr. Thanakom Soontornchainacksaeng, Dr. Panisuan Jamnarnwej (SQAT), I, Prof. Phulporn Saengbangpla (SQAT), Dr. Yury Gusakov (ROQ) and Ms. Gulbakhram Aitkhozhina (ROQ))
RIP Prof. Yury Gusakov
20170922: The International Academy for Quality (IAQ) General Meeting and Dinner during ANQ Congress 2017 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-international-academy-for-quality.html
20170920: ANQ Congress 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/09/anq-congress-2017-kathmandu-nepal-day-1_20.html
20170919: Pre-ANQ Congress 2017 Visit in Nepal (Day 4 to Day 5) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/09/pre-anq-congress-2017-visit-in-nepal_19.html
20160922: ANQ Congress 2016 Vladivostok, Russia – Gala Dinner - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2016/09/anq-congress-2016-vladivostok-russia_91.html
20160919: ANQ-CEC and Pre-WACQ Meeting & Dinner 2016 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2016/09/anq-cec-and-pre-wacq-meeting-dinner-2016.html
20150924: ANQ Congress 2015 Taipei – Gala Dinner - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2015/09/anq-congress-2015-taipei-gala-dinner.html
20141230: HKSQ Dinner with Prof. Yury Gusakov - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2014/12/hksq-dinner-with-dr-yury-gusakov.html
20140812: ANQ Congress 2014 Singapore – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2014/08/anq-congress-2014-singapore-day-1.html
20120803: ANQ Congress 2012 - Banquet - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2012/08/anq-congress-2012-banquet.html20110928: ANQ 2011 - Board Meeting & Welcome Reception - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2011/09/anq-2011-board-meeting.html
20081029: ANQ 2008 (Part 1 - AGM & Cruise Dinner) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2008/10/anq-2008-part-1.html