April 7, 2017

Hasan Ikhrata, 2017 recipient of the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Hasan Ikhrata, 2017 recipient of the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), will be honored as the third annual recipient of the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

The honor will be presented at the 2017 Southern California Logistics and Supply Chain Summit on April 20 at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona. The event will join experts and professionals in the field from six Southern California counties to discuss the issues that face one of the region’s signature industries.

“This year’s honoree embodies all of these principles and is a shining example of excellence in management within the logistics and supply chain industry,” says Professor Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean of the Drucker School of Management. “Ikhrata values and strives for creating links between the public and private sectors for economic growth and improved quality of life.”

Ikhrata, who has served as executive director of SCAG since January 2008, implements the policies of an 86-member Regional Council and directs day-to-day operations of the agency. He is credited as a transformational and unifying leader who has enhanced SCAG’s value to member agencies and fostered unprecedented levels of public input and participation in the development of regional transportation plans.

Prior to joining SCAG in 1994, Ikhrata worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD); and abroad for the USSR government, Moscow Metro Corporation.

Ikhrata has received several awards and honors from various organizations and agencies including MOVE LA for Outstanding Leadership as Executive Director of SCAG in preparation of the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. He has also been recognized by the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG), Orange County Business Council, Orange County Division, League of California Cities, California Legislature 49th District Assembly Resolution by Hon. Mike Eng, City of Los Angeles, State of California Certificate of Recognition, Association of the San Bernardino County Special Districts, Four Corners Transportation Summit, City of Big Bear Lake and numerous others.

Ikhrata holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering from Zaporozhye University in the former Soviet Union; a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a PhD Candidacy in Urban Planning and Transportation from USC.

The Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management honors Drucker’s “Spirit of Performance” in Management Excellence to a business leader who:

  1. Exhibits high levels of integrity in moral and ethical conduct;
  2. Focuses on results;
  3. Builds on strengths;
  4. Leads beyond borders to meet the requirements of stakeholders;
  5. Ultimately serves the common good.

Peter Drucker was an American management consultant, educator and author whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education and invented the concept known as management by objectives. He has been described as “the founder of modern management.”

Drucker developed one of the country’s first executive MBA programs for working professionals in the 1970s at Claremont Graduate University. From 1971 until his death, he was the Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont. Claremont Graduate University’s management school was named the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in his honor in 1987 (later renamed the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management). He established the Drucker Archives at Claremont Graduate University in 1999 which became the Drucker Institute in 2006. Drucker taught his last class in 2002 at age 92. He continued to act as a consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations well into his nineties.

Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002. For his article, “What Makes an Effective Executive,” Harvard Business Review honored Drucker in the June 2004 with his seventh McKinsey Award — the most awarded to one person. Drucker died Nov. 11, 2005 in Claremont, California of natural causes at age 95. However his philosophies on excellence in management live on.

UPS is the major sponsor of the 2017 Logistics & Supply Chain Summit, an annual event co-hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

More information on the Summit, including tickets and sponsorship information, is available on the summit website, www.socalsupplychainsummit.com. To purchase tickets, please click on the following link: https://2017socallogisticssummit.eventbrite.com.