The European Organization for Quality (EOQ) celebrated on September 15, 2022, the winner of the European Quality Leader Award (EQL) 2021, an award that is granted annually.

EOQ ‘Quality Leaders’ are individuals who have succeeded in guiding their organizations to success for the different stakeholders through their leadership and through the change and quality improvement processes, in the broadest sense, which they have implemented directly through their teams.

The EQL Award winner for 2021 is Mr. Fernando Alberto Mesquita de Melo from Portugal.


Mister de Melo is since 2018 the CEO of Amorim Cork Flooring, world leader in the production and distribution of cork floor and wall coverings. Mr. Mesquita de Melo was selected as the winner of the 2021 EQL award due to his significant achievements as quality focussed director, customer focussed team builder and award-winning team leader, investing in people, developing innovative solutions and delivering results.


Read more here about mr. de Melo in the EOQ Press Release.