The objective of this professional website is to provide information about Eng. Lina Qudah's professional capabilities, key competencies, reference to her previous work and her contact details.
Eng. Lina Qudah started her profession in quality management in 1995 when she joined the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (JISM) and worked for the product certification department; she developed the Jordanian quality mark at that time. Ms. Qudah then moved to work in the Laboratory Accreditation field in 1997, within the same organization, she developed the Jordanian Laboratory Accreditation System in 1999 according to the international requirements ISO/IEC Guide 58 (at that time; now it is replaced by ISO/IEC 17011 standard); she has also became approved trainer and lead assessor for the accreditation of laboratories according to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
She moved to the United Arab Emirates and joined Dubai Municipality (DM) in 2002 to work in the field of accreditation. She has established the accreditation system in Dubai according to the international standard ISO/IEC 17011 and played a leading role in the establishment of the Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) in 2005; the first accreditation body in the Gulf region to comply fully with the international standard ISO/IEC 17011. She led the successful achievements of DAC for three consecutive years 2005 -2008; some of which are mentioned in Professional History.
She has become a registered trainer and lead assessor for Dubai Municipality to the international standards ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065. She is also an IRCA Certified QMS 2008 Lead Auditor to ISO 9001:2008. Ms. Qudah has conducted several training courses since 1997 to date in the fields of quality management, conformity assessment practices, accreditation of testing/calibration laboratories and inspection bodies, strategic planning and performance management. As an appreciation of her distinguished work, she has been awarded as the 'Distinguished Administrative Employee'of Dubai Government Departments for the year 2005 by the Dubai Ruler H.H. Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum within the eighth round of Dubai Government Excellence Program.
She stepped up with her level of knowledge to the international level in accreditation and conformity assessment due to her membership and affiliations in a number of international committees in the field of accreditation such as the IAF technical committee, the ILAC Accreditation Committee and the ILAC Proficiency Testing Work Group and her work with UNIDO as an international accreditation expert between 2012-2013.
Eng. Qudah has worked as a Regional Manager, Product Assessment and Certification, Middle East/ Asia in Exova between 2009 -2012.
Eng. Lina Qudah delivers training courses on topics relevant to quality management, conformity assessment practices and accreditation to labs, inspection bodies and certification bodies as well as their assessors. She also works as a lead assessor for the Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) and Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) for labs, inspection bodies and certification bodies.
In Jordan, she is working with the USAID Water Re-Use and Environmental Conservation Project as an accreditation specialist since July 2011 to qualify three waste water labs of three Jordanian universities, namely the University of Jordan, Al Albayt University and Mu’tah University, to achieve accreditation according to the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements and other relevant Jordan Accreditation System (JAS) requirements.
Eng. Lina Qudah was also recruited in 2012 as a senior regional expert by UNIDO in the UNIDO Project “Support the implementation of the regional Arab Standardization Strategy with focus on the regional coordination on accreditation”, which is financed by SIDA and managed by UNIDO in cooperation with AIDMO and ARAC, to act as the team leader for a group of 4 regional experts of the national accreditation bodies of Tunisia, UAE, Egypt and Jordan to carry out a comprehensive mapping and capacity assessment of national accreditation systems for the 9 countries, which are members of Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC), and preparation of development roadmaps for each country to achieve international recognition. She was also recruited by UNIDO in 2013 as an international accreditation expert in the same UNIDO Project to provide support to the Yemeni accreditation unit to become an independent national accreditation entity from the Yemen Standards and Metrology Organization (YSMO) and achieve the international recognition by ARAC according to ISO/IEC 17011. Part of her responsibility as an international accreditation expert included also providing support to the Sudanese accreditation unit, which will be created in the near future, to establish its national accreditation system and achieve the international recognition by ARAC according to ISO/IEC 17011.