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Honorary Global Advisors

PM World’s Panel of Honorary Global Advisors includes current and former leaders of professional societies and organizations around the world or widely known and respected experts and authorities in the project management field. These individuals provide decades of experience and knowledge about the field of program and project management. They have agreed to support the mission of the PM World Journal (PMWJ) and PM World Library (PMWL) – the promotion of global knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to program and project management. The Global Advisor is an honorary position, intended to provide further recognition to leaders who have contributed so much time, effort and leadership to the PM profession.  Many are widely published, widely known and widely respected worldwide.  We greatly appreciate their contributions. They are also welcome to provide input and feedback to the PMWJ editorial team at any time.  To learn more about these internationally recognized professional leaders, click on her or his name below. Global Advisors are selected based on professional credentials, reputation and invitation only; applications are not accepted.



Jesús Martinez Almela

Past President and Chair, Honorary Fellow, IPMA
Board Member, Chair, AEIPRO OCDP (Spain)
Chair, LATNET (Network of Spanish speaking PM Associations)
Hon Fellow of National PM Associations in 10+ countries

Villareal, Spain




Michel Thiry, PhD, PMI Fellow

Author, Keynote Speaker, Executive Advisor,
Academic and Professional Educator
Past-Chair PMI UK Corporate Council,
Managing Partner Valense Ltd.
Waterville, QC, Canada
Littlehampton, UK



Prof Dr J. Rodney Turner

Author, Scholar, Professor
Former Editor, IJPM
Former Chair, Hon Fellow, APM
Former President & Chair, Hon Fellow, IPMA
United Kingdom




Brigitte Schaden

Past President and Chair, IPMA
President, Projekt Management Austria
Chair, Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS)
Vienna, Austria




David Hudson, CPPE, ChPP

Past President, Fellow, AIPM
Former VP, Fellow, IPMA
Fellow, IML
Brisbane, Australia



Dr. Al Zeitoun, PgMP, PMI Fellow

Global Future of Work Executive, Siemens DI SW
Former Executive Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.
Fellow and Former Member Global Board of Directors
Project Management Institute
Maryland USA



Dr. Harold Kerzner

Author, Educator, Executive Advisor, Speaker
Senior Executive Director for Project Management
International Institute of Learning
New York & Florida, USA



Ricardo Viana Vargas, PhD

Author, Executive Advisor, PM Advocate
Past Chair, PMI Board of Directors
Past Executive Director, PMI Brightline Initiative
Past Director, UNOPS Infrastructure & PM Group
Minas Gerais, Brazil & Lisbon, Portugal


Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Author, Executive Advisor, Professor
Fellow, Project Management Institute
Past Chair, PMI Board of Director
Brussels, Belgium




Yanping Chen, MD, PhD

Fellow, Project Management Institute
Past Vice Chair, PMI Board of Directors
Past Chair, PMI Global Accreditation Center
CEO, University of Management & Technology
Virginia, USA




Prof Mladen Radujković, PhD

Professor, Alma Mater Europaea University
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Fellow, Past President & Chair, IPMA
President, CAPM
Zagreb, Croatia




Mary McKinlay
Fellow, ICCPM
Honorary Fellow, APM
Honorary Fellow, IPMA
Kent, United Kingdom




Reinhard Wagner
Author, Expert, Executive Advisor, Research Leader
Former President and Chair, IPMA
Former President and Chair, GPM
Munich, Germany




Iain Fraser
Author, Expert, Advisor
Fellow, PMI and PMINZ
Former Director and Chair, PMI
Scotland and New Zealand




Bob Prieto
Author, Expert, Executive Advisor
Fellow, Construction Management Association of America
Member, National Academy of Construction
Chairman/CEO, Strategic Program Management, LLC.
Jupiter, Florida, USA




Morten Fangel, PhD
Managing Director, Chief Consultant, Fangel Consulting Ltd
Co-founder, Former President, Danish Project Management Association
Fellow, Former President, Chair, IPMA
Copenhagen, Denmark





Dr. David Hillson - The Risk Doctor
Honorary Fellow, Association for Project Management (APM)
Fellow, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Chartered Fellow, Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
Chartered Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Petersfield, United Kingdom






Adesh Jain
Chairman, International Institute of Projects & Program Management (i2P2M), India
Founder, World Project Management Forum (WPMF)
Former President, Chair and Fellow, IPMA (Global)
Fellow of AIPM (Australia), CSI (India), AIMA (India)
Founder, Honorary President, PMA (India)
New Delhi, India



Roberto Mori
Past Chairman, President, VP, IPMA
Past President, IPMA Italy
Honorary Fellow, IPMA
Milan, Italy





Ed Naughton
Former Vice President, IPMA
Founder & Managing Director
Institute of Project Management
Dublin, Ireland





Debbie O’Bray, CIM (Hons)
Fellow, Former Chair of the Board, Director, PMI
Former Chair, Ethics Development Committees, PMI
Former Director, PMI Education Foundation Board
Former President, Chair, PMI Winnipeg Chapter
Winnipeg, Canada




Klaus Pannenbacker
Founder, Former President & Chair, German PM Association
Former President & Chair, Fellow, IPMA
Erlangen, Germany





Former VP, Chair, Fellow, APM
Former President, Chair, Fellow, IPMA
Former Director, Global Accreditation Center, PMI
Former Chair, ISO Committee for International Standard for Project Management and for Program/Portfolio Management, International Standards Organization (ISO)
Salisbury, England, UK



Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon)
Engineer, Former Executive, PM Pioneer, Author, International Expert
Former Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Former Chair of Standards Committee, Life Member, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
Former Member, Core Working Group, Australian National Competency Standards for Project Manageme
Former Chair, Standards Committee, Project Management Institute
Sydney, NSW, Australia



Tom Taylor
ChPP, Hon Fellow, Current Vice President, APM
Former President, Chair and London Branch Chair, APM
Hon Fellow, IPMA, PM Associations in Finland, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Portugal, Spain
Founding Partner, Executive Advisor, Buro Four, UK
Principal Consultant, dashdot, UK
Author, Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Salford University
London, United Kingdom



Alex Tovb
President, Russian Project Management Association SOVNET
Honorary Fellow, Former Vice President, Certification Assessor, IPMA
Associate Professor at the National University of Science and Technology and Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Chief Editor, Project and Program Management journal
Moscow, Russian Federation




Prof Alexey Tsekhovoy
Author, Educator, Executive Advisor to Industry and Government
President, Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (UPM RK)
Professor, Director, International PM Science Center, Kazakh National University (KazNTU)
Co-founder, Consulting and Research Organizations Consortium in Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan




Veikko Välilä
Fellow, Former President, Chair and Secretary General (IPMA)
Honorary Member, Former President (PMA Finland)
Accredited Project Excellence Preparation Assessor (IPMA)
Honorary Guest Professor (Northwestern Polytechnic University, XiAn, China)
CEPM-PMA Honorary Fellow (India)
Helsinki, Finland





Thomas Walenta
Author, Speaker, Advocate, Consultant, Former PM Executive (IBM Europe)
Fellow, Director, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Former President, PMI Frankfurt Chapter
Member of German Project Management Association (GPM/IPMA) since 1996
Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
Frankfurt Area, Germany




Max Wideman, FCSCE, FEIC, FICE
Fellow, Former President & Chair, PMI
Fellow, Institute of Civil Engineers (UK)
Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
Fellow, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (UK)
Ontario, Canada




Rebecca Winston, JD
Fellow, Former Director & Chair of the Board, PMI
Member, American Bar Association
Advisor to the US Government
Idaho Falls, ID, USA






Robert Youker
World Bank (Retired)
PM Pioneer, global expert
Past director of PMI, IPMA, asapm
Maryland, USA





Bill Young, PhD
Life Fellow, Former President, Chair, AIPM
Fellow, Institute of Engineers Australia
Founder, President, Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM)
Former Vice Chairman, Global Mining Association of China
Former Professor, International Business and Project Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Industry Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Australia
Founder (1985) and CEO, PMS Project Management Services P/L
Melbourne, Australia



Former Global Advisors


Prof Peter Morris, PhD
Former Chair, Fellow (Hon) – APM
Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building (UK)
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (UK)
Professor Emeritus, UC London
London, UK



Paul Dinsmore, PMP
Board President, DinsmoreCompass
Author, Expert, Executive Coach
Fellow, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




Russell Archibald, PhD (Hon), MSc
PMI Founding member (no. 6), PMP, (Retired) PMI Fellow
Advisor, Author, Executive, PM Pioneer
Honorary Fellow, APM
Honorary Fellow, IPMA
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico



Prof Vladimir Voropajev, PhD
Author, Professor, International PM Expert
Founder, Former President, Chair – SOVNET
Former Vice President – IPMA
Full Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Moscow, Russia