New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the chairman of the Quality Council of India.

An autonomous body under the department of industrial policy and promotion, the Quality Council of India operates the national accreditation structure for conformity assessment bodies and provide accreditation in the field of education, health and quality promotion.

It runs its accreditation programmes through two boards. The National Accreditation Board for Education and Training runs accreditation of schools, while the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers runs accreditation of hospitals, nursing homes, blood banks, and primary health centres based on respective accreditation standards.

“I am pleased to inform you that the Prime Minister has approved your appointment as chairman of the Quality Council of India for a period of three years from the date of your assumption of charge," a 15 September letter to Zainulbhai from the ministry of commerce and industry stated.

Over the last 10 years, Zainulbhai has advised corporate leaderships of major companies in India and abroad.

“It is a privilege to give back via an institution with a strong focus on quality," he said. “I hope to bring in and promote a quality consciousness throughout the country. It’s going to be an enriching and exciting journey."

Zainulbhai’s span of work includes catalysing Indian companies to become successful globally, helping public sector undertakings become more efficient and effective, and working with MNCs (multi-national companies) to enter India and build profitable, large and innovative businesses.

Co-editor of Reimagining India which features 60 global businessmen, academicians, economists, authors and journalists, Zainulbhai has also worked with several parts of the government and led efforts around urbanisation, inclusive growth and energy.

He serves on the boards of Reliance Industries Ltd, the American India Foundation, Saifee Hospital, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, Network 18, and the advisory board of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Formed in 1997, the Quality Council of India is represented by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry.