April 20, 2017

Regional Transportation Leader Awarded Drucker Honor

Photo of the Port of Los Angeles
With the busiest container ports in the country, such as the Port of L.A. shown here, and the largest hub of warehouse facilities, Southern California plays a critical global role in supply chain.

Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), is the recipient of this year’s Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management. The annual award honors a business leader who exhibits integrity, builds strengths, and serves the common good.

“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,” said Jenny Darroch, the Henry Y. Hwang Dean of the Drucker School of Management and Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing. “Ikhrata values and strives for creating links between the public and private sectors for economic growth and improved quality of life.”

The award will be presented April 20 at the 2017 Southern California Logistics and Supply Chain Summit 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.

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Hasan Ikhrata

Ikhrata has served as executive director of SCAG, a six-county agency that crafts transportation plans for the region, since January 2008. In this capacity, he 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, the South Coast Air Quality Management District; and abroad for the USSR government, Moscow Metro Corporation.

He 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, the Southern California Leadership Council, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Orange County Council of Governments, the Orange County Business Council, and others.

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

The award honors Drucker’s “Spirit of Performance” in Management Excellence and is given to a business leader who exhibits high levels of integrity in moral and ethical conduct, focuses on results, builds on strengths, leads beyond borders to meet the requirements of stakeholders, and ultimately serves the common good in the field of supply chain and logistics.

The summit is an annual event co-hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.