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About Our Associates

The professionals at Cambridge Consulting have been helping clients to achieve their performance development goals for over 20 years.  Click on the name of any associate to learn more about their background and experience.

David Po-Chedley, PMP John Pelham, PMP
Jim Pfeffer Hiroko Nagaya. PMP, MBA, Ph.D.
Bradley A. Malone, PMP Douglas B. Boebinger, PMP
Fred Kleiman E. Robert St. Germain, PMP
Erik Scholten Pramod Kumar, PMP
Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP Daniel A. Koger, Ph.D.
Deasun Ó Conchúir, PMP Rosalie Pryor Escamilla
Allen R. Saville Brenda Treasure
Stefano Morpurgo, PMP Mohamed Haroun, PMP
Vijay K. Verma, PMP Linda C. Lopez, PMP
Luís César M. Menezes, MSc, PMP Hidetaka Nakajima
Maxwell Chanakira, PMP Eng.  Ahmed S Khalil, PMP
Heng Meng Tan, PMP Jongyoun Kim, PMP
 

David A. Po-Chedley, PMP

Dave Po-Chedley has been actively involved in project management for over 30 years. During this time, he has worked on and managed projects, and helped others to manage projects effectively through consulting and training. He is a Principal at Cambridge Consulting, a firm dedicated to enhancing project effectiveness for clients around the world (and a PMI® Registered Education Provider).

Thousands of people from organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America have benefited from workshops and consulting services provided by Mr. Po-Chedley. They include General Dynamics, Google, Pfizer, The US Navy, Staples, US Department of Education, Boeing, MedImmune, General Motors, US Airways, Alcon Laboratories, IBM, Motorola, Immunex/Amgen, OppenheimerFunds, AT&T, and General Electric.

Dave has taught at the graduate level and has written several books that have been used to support client workshops and consulting services. Topics include project management, e-projects, coaching, customer service, managing problems/decisions, quality improvement and leadership. His book, Client Relationship Management (published by HRD Press) is used widely by project professionals, and has been offered for a number of years as part of the PMI SeminarsWorld® program. He is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

Mr. Po-Chedley serves on the Board of Directors for Pioneer Aerospace, a supplier of deceleration equipment to the U.S. military, NASA and foreign governments. He is also an active member of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development), where he served as a board member in the Ocean State Chapter. Dave is an active member in PMI (Project Management Institute), and serves as a faculty member for the PMI SeminarsWorld program.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English

     


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Jim Pfeffer

Jim Pfeffer's experience includes over 25 years in project management along with executive and organization development. He has had over 20 years in project management and related training along with change management consulting among transportation (air), government, public and private industries.

Organizations Jim has worked with include Applied Materials, US Army and Air Force, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Chevron, International Harvester/CASE Equipment, Conoco Chemicals, Hughes Tool Company, General Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, ARAMCO, Perrier, EMCORE (semiconductors), Trinity College of Graduate Studies and Telephonics Corporation (a direct supplier to Caltrans).

Over the years, Jim has taught project management, problem solving, decision-making, team development, process improvement and meeting management. He has also consulted in each of these areas.

He has worked with many international companies and has instituted productivity and quality programs, and developed internal and external consulting organizations. Mr. Pfeffer has developed process management systems and directed major core business process transformations (in 40-50 billion dollar companies).

Now based in southern California, Jim has done Ph.D. work in Organization Development and Clinical Psychology; he holds a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration/Counseling and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering.

Helping organizations see the hidden systems context within which they operate, and how to leverage them, is his specialty. Knowledge management, workflow and human interfaces are the key targets in his analyses. The most dramatic transformations have occurred where the executives are counseled while they transition into the difficult behaviors required by new business performance demands.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English


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Bradley A. Malone, PMP

Brad Malone has a successful background of designing strategies and solutions that generate competitive advantages in domestic and global environments. As a customer-focused change agent and problem solver, he is especially skillful at identifying opportunities for improvement, translating them into specific objectives, creating priorities and associated project plans, marshaling resources, and managing through to completion. Brad has a proven capacity for optimizing organizational performance by implementing productive systems, workflow processes and technologies, and then aligning strategic objectives with available resources, performance measurement systems and metrics.

Brad has managed numerous large hardware, software development, and integration projects in his 20-year plus career. He develops and instructs training courses in basic and advanced portfolio and project management skills, team development, and leadership, and has trained over 20,000 course participants worldwide. Mr. Malone has authored and taught the Project Management Institute’s best-selling course, Project Management: Competencies and Structure, since its inception, and for the past fourteen years worldwide. He is a regular presenter at the PMI Global Congresses. He has directed many project management process implementation and improvement efforts for Fortune 1000 corporations. He leads project management audit teams for commercial and government clients, and consults with a wide variety of customers on project management culture and process implementation and leadership issues.

Mr. Malone is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a faculty member of the PMI SeminarsWorld program. In addition, he initiated and chaired the PMI Education Member Advisory Group (EdMAG). Brad serves as an adjunct faculty member in program and project management at the University of Wisconsin. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Brad spent his six years managing a variety of organization improvement initiatives. During this time, he developed a keen understanding of what it takes to accomplish significant objectives in the military.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English

     


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Fred Kleiman

Fred Kleiman has been an Associate with Cambridge Consulting for over ten years. During that time, he has supported many engagements with Clients in a variety of industry sectors.

Since completing his graduate work in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at New York University, Fred has amassed over 25 years of experience as an Organization and Management Development consultant. During that time, he's developed a solid record of success in improving quality, increasing productivity and enhancing organizational effectiveness. His wide range of industry experience includes state and local government, utilities, consumer products, financial services, engineering, construction, technical and transportation.

Fred has worked with organizations on improving customer service, critical thinking skills, communications, teamwork, project management skills, management and supervisory skills, performance and productivity and personnel selection. His consulting relationships are characterized by the establishment of collaborative partnerships with clients, the development of practical solutions tailored to each client's need and a focus on outcomes that enhance performance and effectiveness. Fred has delivered hundreds of workshops and has spoken before numerous business and professional groups.

Some of the many clients Fred has worked with include:

Con Edision
Kodak
Metro-North
Hewlett Packard
ADP
Citibank
PepsiCo
Cisco Systems
General Electric
Ensearch Alaska Services
Wolfcraft Industries
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
PSE&G

Morgan Stanley

NYC Transit Authority

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

General Foods

Philips Electronics

The Equitable

NY Power Authority

NYC Department of Personnel

KeySpan

NYS Office of Court Administration

NJ Department of Personnel

United Jewish Appeal

Central Illinois Public Service

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English


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Erik Scholten

Erik Scholten has spent 16 years in managing projects, training and coaching of project management professionals, and sharing this knowledge with a wide audience as a public speaker.

He specializes in helping clients implementing business change through professionalizing project management, and extending their business potential. Erik has further developed Project Management Competency Frameworks, bringing project managers to a higher level, enabling them to better answer business needs, and to translate those into feasible and beneficial projects. He also assists businesses in how to realize effective leadership.

Next to this, Erik is a specialized risk management expert. Erik's main focus areas are projects in finance, transport, traffic intelligence and IT. Before joining Cambridge, Erik was Director International Business Development of a Dutch project management training and consultancy company.

Erik is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French. He works mainly throughout Europe, as well as in the United States, the Caribbean and Africa. Erik is a member of the Dutch PMI Program Groups on Risk Management and ISO21500. He is also a member of PMI. Since 2000, Erik is a qualified PRINCE2 trainer. As a project manager, he is a registered IPMA-C professional with the PMP level in progress.

Home Country: Netherlands

Language proficiency

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish and Russian (conversational)
     


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Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP

With 20+ years as an international speaker, trainer, consultant and coach, Mr. Duggal is a leading practitioner who brings a unique blend of practical hands-on experience with innovative ideas and solutions to deal with the real-world challenges of complex environments.

He is a recognized expert in Organizational Program Management, Program Management Office (PMO) design and implementation and has developed a framework for PMO and Portfolio Management. He has implemented PMO’s for multiple Fortune companies, facilitated large-scale organizational change, designed and led comprehensive training programs, personally managed multi-million dollar technology projects, and been an executive coach and mentor to different levels of management.

Jack teaches graduate courses in the MBA and Executive programs at the University of Hartford, teaching project management, managing technology and strategic information systems courses. Jack is a Senior Associate at Cambridge, specializing in next generation tools, training and consulting in project management and business process management. He works with leading companies worldwide in training and consulting engagements. Mr. Duggal holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English
  • Hindi
     


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Deasun Ó Conchúir, PMP

Dr. Ó Conchúir works out of Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, a Doctorate in Biomedical Electronics from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both the Institution of Engineering & Technology and Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Deasun brings decades of experience with dozens of companies to his consulting and training work. Equally important, he has a particular skill for presenting the material in a structured and easy to understand way.

In addition to his extensive consulting and training activities with clients throughout Europe. Asia and the Middle East, he is the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) volunteer for the PMI Educational Foundation, responsible for stewarding donor communities within the Project Management Institute.

He was also instrumental in establishing several successful educational organizations, including the Enterprise Research Institute at the University of Limerick, the Programme of Engineering Degree Courses at the Waterford Institute of Technology, a secondary school and a primary school.

Home Country: Switzerland

Language Proficiency:

  • German
  • French
  • English
     


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Allen R. Saville

Allen has over 30 years of experience in assisting companies to achieve their strategic business goals through strategic planning, project management, performance improvement, change management and organization design/development.

He holds a Masters and a Doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (planning and management systems), a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, and a BA from University of Richmond.

Allen has led company executive teams in strategic planning and enterprise transformation efforts from goal formulation through strategy implementation. He has also led teams to handle all aspects of the integration and organizational change involved in mergers and acquisitions for national and international companies in a number of different industries. All engagements are oriented to assist companies in making major changes to realize more of the full potential of the company; to become more competitive and responsive to the needs of present and potential clients and customers; and to accomplish strategic business goals.

Clients that Allen has assisted include Dresser-Rand, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter and Company, Invacare, Caterpillar, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Owens Corning, London Life Insurance Company, Doubletree Hotels Corporation, Dresser Instrument, The Internal Revenue Service, Compaq, Prudential Mutual Funds and Annuities, Ingersoll-Rand, Promus Hotel Corporation, American Heart Association, Technical Resources International, Foley & Lardner, Aurora Health Care, Ernst & Young, and Sterling Institute.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English
     


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John Pelham, PMP

John Pelham works out of Leeds, UK. He holds multiple certifications including PMP, APMP, MSP, asd PRINCE.

John has provided project management consulting and training services to clients in many countries including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Oman, GCC, Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Baltic states, USA, Azerbaijan, Chile, China, Romania and others.

Over the past two decades, John has worked with many industry sectors including manufacturing, high technology, energy, health care, financial services, pharmaceutical, information technology and government. Clients include Honeywell, Phillips Medical Systems, ABB Industries and many others.

His activities have spanned virtually every aspect of project management, from managing client projects and program management of major construction projects, to running and leading teams of project managers and planning engineers. This array of experience enables John to relate to workshop participants with relevant examples from actual projects.

For over 17 years John has been teaching Project & Program Management experience. His Informal and interactive approach enables him to easily and effectively share and elicit practical real-world examples.

Home Country: United Kingdom

Language Proficiency:

  • English
     


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Hiroko Nagaya. PMP, MBA (Ohio State University); Ph.D (Hokkaido University)

Ms. Nagaya has worked in various multi-national companies as IT project manager over 25 years. She currently works in a project management consulting / training company. She is based in Tokyo Japan, engaging in PM training in both Japanese and English. 

Home Country: Japan

Language proficiency:

  • English
  • Japanese


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Douglas B. Boebinger, PMP

Doug Boebinger has over 20 years of experience as a project manager, project management consultant and trainer. He has been involved in projects in the pharmaceutical, construction, automotive, IT and insurance industries. Mr. Boebinger has consulted on major process improvement initiatives for a Fortune 5 company which included a process benchmarking trip to Japan.

Mr. Boebinger has led project management training courses for a number of prominent companies, including MedImmune, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Comerica Bank, Breed Technologies, CIBER, and EDS. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Technical University, Cleary University and Colorado Christian University where he teaches various project management courses online to professionals around the world. Mr. Boebinger is the former project management department chair at Cleary University where he developed their project management undergraduate degree program.

Mr. Boebinger is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI, and has presented papers at PMI’s international symposiums. He has published several articles on project management and has been quoted in others.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English


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Daniel A. Koger, Ph.D.

Dan Koger has worked in the training, development and consulting field for nearly 20 years, specializing in project management, team building, customer satisfaction and organizational communication strategy and planning.  Recent clients include Morgan Stanley, Pacific Bell, Johnson & Johnson, DirectoryNet, a U.S. branch of the Australian national telephone system, Software AG Americas, Stroh Brewing Company and Mercantile Stores.

Dan completed pioneering work in organizational communications during the 1980s while with the General Motors Public Relations staff and as Director of Communications for Weyerhaeuser Company, the forest products giant.

He has a doctorate degree in American Studies from Michigan State University, with a focus on communication issues and practices.  He also has a masters degree in American History from Michigan State University and a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  He has taught graduate and undergraduate journalism and communication courses at the Michigan State University College of Communication, the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Dan has published articles on communication, total quality and project management in a variety of professional journals, including Communications World, the Journal of Organizational Communication Management and Nation’s Business.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English

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Rosalie Pryor Escamilla

Rosalie Pryor Escamilla is a highly regarded organization improvement and development consultant with over 20 years experience. Her abilities include project management and organization development consulting, curriculum planning and instructional design, workshop facilitation and project management.

Rosalie has served as program developer for several Cambridge Consulting products, including Project Management and Customer Service Excellence, in addition to numerous proprietary products for our customer base. She has held key roles on projects in a wide range of subject areas, often serving as a content consultant, facilitator and product developer. In addition, she has conducted environmental systems analyses for a variety of organizations. Thus, she provides the ability to apply systems thinking to the topics covered in this project.

Rosalie has managed key efforts for major organizations throughout the US, as well as overseas, including: Life Scan (Johnson and Johnson), Pacific Gas and Electric, Oklahoma Department of Vocational/Technical Training, American Airlines, Auspex Systems, Boeing, Chevron, Dial Corporation, Lockheed Missiles and Space, McKesson, Sun Microsystems, and Signetics, Tektronix, Magnetti Marelli, Kodak and many others. She is a certified instructor for programs of the Council of Continued Improvement, Zenger Miller, Alamo Learning systems, Implementation Partners and Cambridge Consulting.

One of Rosalie’s most unique talents is the ability to conceive and develop experimental learning activities, case studies and examples that make skills and concepts meaningful and practical. Her creativity in this arena has been sought out and utilized by numerous organizations over the course of her career.

Rosalie’s international experience includes consulting and training in the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. She is fluent in Spanish.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English
  • Spanish
     


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E. Robert St. Germain, PMP

Rob St. Germain is a hands-on consultant, trainer and project management specialist who brings practical experience-born wisdom to the concept and application of leadership in projects and product development.  He is a certified Project Management Institute (PMI) instructor and teaches their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) foundations course.  He is a lively and entertaining speaker who mixes humor and straight talk to drive home concepts and apply them to real world situations.

He works with clients to increase overall organizational effectiveness by focusing on work processes, collaboration, communication and leadership in planning and executing projects.  He has been in private practice for 15 years working with over 50 clients including companies in high technology, medical products, automotive, financial services, transportation, distribution, consumer goods, food service, and general manufacturing in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.  He has also worked with numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations, federal, state and local.  He is a frequent speaker and has been an adjunct professor in the graduate school at Babson College.

Rob is an innovative problem solver and skilled facilitator, and has served widely as a coach and mentor to numerous clients – executives, managers and teams.  His warm and friendly nature engenders trust, and his depth of experience gives him a broad skill set and an understanding of many situations from which he can provide examples to make concepts come alive.

He is a former executive and manager with 25 years in various manufacturing and service organizations.  He has hands on experience in general management, project management, strategic planning, product development, finance and information technology.  Prior to beginning his consulting practice, he was Director of Corporate Planning at Motorola-Codex and was a member of the team that won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  He has served on several boards.

Rob also spent 8 years as an Engineering Officer in the Army Corps Of Engineers (Reserve) leading numerous engineering projects.

Education and Certification

Rob received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Management (cum laude) and a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Babson College and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.  Continued education includes numerous seminars and workshops in project management, organizational development, process redesign, change technique including large group change process, leadership and team development.

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English


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Brenda Treasure

Ms. Treasure brings over 15 years’ experience in program and project management to her teaching and consulting assignments. She has lived and worked in Singapore when she worked with the Australian Defence Forces, and later with the Education Department of the New Zealand & Australian Defence Forces, and in Hong Kong while working on a project with Cathay Pacific.

Since 1995, she has been consulting in project management in IT, Telecommunications, Major Events, Finance, Transport, Utilities, Nonprofit and Government. Engagements have included managing a national 3G rollout for Telstra, managing the delivery of IT programs, projects, and overall program governance for an international logistics company, and the technology implementation manager for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Ms. Treasure has taught project management and leadership courses in India, Vietnam, Malaysia, USA and Australia. She is certified in the Strength Deployment Inventory assessment methodology and incorporates SDI into her leadership workshops. She is an accomplished international speaker. She is actively involved with PMI, having served on both local and international committees. In 2009, she received Telstra’s Hotshot Award for her work on the Whistler Project. In 2008, she received the Telstra Recognition Award for her commitment and dedication to the Transformation Program of works and the PMI Recognition Award for her services on the 2008 Asia Pacific Congress Project Action Team.

In 2006, the PMI Melbourne Chapter recognized her service by presenting her with an award. In 2003, she received the PMI Australian Chapters’ Distinguished Contribution Award for her assistance and mentoring in strategic planning and operations to the Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra chapters. In 2002, she was elected PMI Melbourne Chapter President and took on the role as 2002 Conference Chair. The success of the event resulted in the Melbourne Chapter winning the Component of the Year / Chapter of the Year Award. She was recognized with the 2002 Award for Exceptional Activities. In 2001, her efforts as the Chapter Professional Development Director were recognized by the Melbourne Chapter winning the Chapter Professional Development Award.

Home Country: Australia

Language proficiency:

  • English
  • Malay (conversational)
     


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Stefano Morpurgo, PMP

Stephano works out of Milano, Italy. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, and is certified as a PMP by the Project Management Institute.

With 30 years of hands-on project management experience with clients in over 15 countries, Stephano is well positioned to share his extensive project experience with workshop participants. During this time, he has managed many large and small projects with clients in banking, financial services, publishing and other sectors.

His extensive teaching experience includes project management training and related topics. He has supported training initiatives for clients in the energy, government, military, manufacturing and high technology sectors.

His extensive experience enables Stephano to share examples from his 30+ years of project management experience. His ability to combine real life project scenarios with humor and practical techniques makes Stephano a much sought after instructor.

Home Country: Italy

Language Proficiency:

  • Italian

  • French

  • German

  • English
     

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Mohamed Haroun, PMP

Mr. Haroun has over 13 years of experience and achievement across multiple industry sectors including Petroleum, Information Technology, Professional Development Services, Education, and Government.

His core professional skills are in project management, organization excellence, team leadership and communications. He has implemented small and large-scale, transformational projects at American, Canadian, and Middle Eastern companies and public sector organizations.

Mr. Haroun led the Program Management Office at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of the Government of Dubai. He was responsible for project planning and delivery, budget efficiency and strategic coordination.

He uses his natural communication skills as a presenter and team facilitator. He has a special interest in the leadership, motivation and development of individuals and teams and has led a wide range of leadership and personal development seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, Egypt, and Dubai.

Mr. Haroun is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a qualified EFQM Assessor, and an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Dubai Quality Group (DQG). He is the Executive Director of Your COMPASS, a Business Consulting firm specializing in Strategic and Business consulting, Business Excellence, Project and Program Management, and Personal and Leadership Development.


Home Country: United Arab Emirates

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Arabic
     

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Vijay K. Verma, PMP

Mr. Verma is an internationally known consultant, speaker, trainer and author with more than 30 years of project management experience. He retired as an Emeritus at TRIUMF, a Canadian National Research Laboratory located in University of British Columbia campus, where he had provided project management services for projects varying in size, complexity and diversity.

He has presented numerous workshops for many clients from a wide variety of industries in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He is the author of a three-volume series called The Human Aspects of Project Management, published by the Project Management Institute, which includes Organizing Projects for Success (Vol. 1), Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager (Vol. 2), and Managing the Project Team (Vol. 3).

Mr. Verma is a PMI certified Project Management Professional, professional engineer and holds masters’ degrees in electrical engineering and business administration. He received the PMI Fellow Award in 2009(one of the highest and most prestigious awards), the 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award (for his book Managing the Project Team) and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for his sustained and significant contributions to the project management profession.

Home Country: Canada

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Hindi

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Linda C. Lopez, PMP

Linda Lopez has been active in the field of project management for over 20 years. As a program/project manager, as well as a consultant and trainer, she has supported performance development efforts at every level.

Linda designs, develops and facilitates programs in project management, selling skills, coaching, communications, leadership and team building. She brings real-life application, humor and valuable insights to the classroom, drawing on her many years of experience as a project manager, sales manager, trainer and consultant.

Her background coaching teams from large Fortune 500 companies to small private and nonprofit organizations allow participants to relate to her anecdotes and learning takeaways. Since 2000 she is a regular seminar instructor for the Project Management Institute on both basic and advanced topics and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Home Country: USA

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Spanish
     

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Luís César M. Menezes, MSc, PMP

Luis has spent 25 years working in the production engineering area as a technical professional and as a consultant. For more than 30 years he has been dedicated on projects, mostly industrial, construction, financial and software development projects.

He worked on several projects for multinational enterprises like: Duke Energy, British Gas, Computer Associates, Syngenta, ABB, Telefonica, Nielsen, HP, ING Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Lloyds Bank, Volkswagen Bank, Pirelli, Whirlpool, Citibank, Rhodia, Rhône Poulenc, SKF. He worked on projects for Brazilian enterprises like: Sabesp, Camargo Corrêa, Promon, Dersa, CST, Petrobrás, Seara, Unibanco, Banco Nacional, Método Engenharia, Tintas Coral, Grupo Martins, Copene, Nitrocarbono, Nitrofértil, São Paulo Alpargatas, and CPOS.

He’s a specialist on developing teams, managing projects and coaching Sponsors and Project Managers. He’s worked closely on projects involving construction, software developments, industrial automation, industrial expansion, hydro-electric construction, change management, structural organization, and quality.

Luis is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master of Science degree in Production Engineering and began a PhD on Production Engineering at São Paulo University - USP. He’s an experienced professor of graduate and undergraduate courses at São Paulo University, São Carlos Federal University, and Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He’s a teacher at MBA of Marketing and Human Resource at São Paulo University.

Luis was one of the founders and a co-coordinator of a Project Management Undergraduate Course at Vanzolini Foundation, São Paulo University and HSM Educação. He is certified as a Project Management Professional – PMP by PMI-Project Management Institute. He’s a PMI member too.

Luis is a Management Columnist who writes weekly at Diario Comercio e Indústria DCI, in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the author of the books “Gestão de Projetos” edited by Editora Atlas in 2001 and 2003, and “Gerenciamento de Escopo em Projetos” edited by Editora FGV in 2005, co-writer of “Projetos Brasileiros: Casos Reais Brasileiros”edited by Brasport in 2007, and “PMO Escritório de Projetos, Programas e Portfolio na Prática” edited by Brasport in 2012.

Home Country: Brazil

Language proficiency:

  • Portuguese

  • English

  • Spanish

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Maxwell Chanakira, PMP

Maxwell has taught a number of business-related subjects including Project Management, Strategic Management and Leadership. Over the years, he has trained and mentored peers and subordinates in these and other topics. He has taught throughout Africa including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe.

Maxwell’s extensive practical experience includes his work as manager in Telecommunications Network Rehabilitation where his responsibilities entailed implementation of network rehabilitation and expansion for Lesotho with full responsibility on all aspects of the project. This included drawing up operational plans for the rehabilitation and expansion of telecommunications outside the plant.

In addition to being certified as a PMP, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a Doctor of Technology degree in Organizational Leadership. His doctoral work included research using the survey research methodology. Results and findings published in the Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal (USA) in March, 2009.

Maxwell has implemented large telecommunications projects. Inter-related with people and clients at different levels; including governments, multi-lateral agencies, financial institutions, corporate companies and individuals. Maxwell worked with various departments of PTC, demonstrating independent thought in analyzing problems, adopting suitable strategies and developing new techniques and an ability to take initiatives and solve problems.

He performed as Access Network Manager CBD East Harare with the Zimbabwe Posts and Telecommunications Corporation. Lead five district managers who had under them 35 telecommunications technicians and 150 staff members in the planning, installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment in Harare Central Business District East. Introduced new and effective maintenance approaches which resulted in faults incidence falling by 10%.

Home Country: Zimbabwe

Language proficiency:

  • English
     

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Heng Meng Tan, PMP

Mr. Tan Heng Meng is a seasoned trainer, consultant and lecturer. He specializes in Project Management, Business Analysis, IT Service Management and Service Quality.

With over 30 years of corporate experience in IT industry, Mr. Tan has vast working experience in various facets of IT adoption in Asia/Pacific through his roles as Technology manager, marketer, industry analyst and technology evangelist throughout his career. With his in-depth technology and business knowledge, he is in an advantageous position to assist his clients to exploit complex technological solutions for competitive advantages.

He has held positions of Director for Asia South Region, Division Manager, Consulting Business Development Manager and Engineering Manager of several US multinational and local companies.

Mr. Tan has delivered many Project Management seminars in the Asia-Pacific region.  Highly effective in designing, developing and delivering courses in both English and Chinese, Mr. Tan has been engaged by leading Project Management and IT Management training organizations to deliver courses in the Asia Pacific region. Since 2008, Mr. Tan has been engaged to deliver Project and IT Management courses in China. These courses are delivered in Mandarin (普通话) and well regarded by the attendees in China.

Mr. Tan holds an MBA degree from University of Tasmania (Australia) and B. Sc & B. Sc (Hons) from Nanyang University (Singapore). He is also a Project Management Professional (PMI, USA), a Fellow of Royal Statistical Society (UK), a Senior Member of Singapore Computer Society, a Certified Trainer & Faculty Member for American Management Association and a Certified Cambridge-SMG Trainer.

Home Country: Singapore

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Chinese- Mandarin

  • Malay
     

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Jongyoun Kim, PMP

Jongyoun is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) of the American Inventory Management Control Society (APICS), and conducts workshops in project management, risk management, supply chain management, and leadership programs.

He consults in the development and implementation of company-specific balanced scorecard, supply chain management strategy, and project management infrastructure for corporations. This involves setting up ERP system, balanced scorecard, supply chain process reengineering, project management office that allow senior management to translate their strategy into successful projects. He has served a number of organizations as the consultant or workshop leader. These include Nokia, Samsung, Deloitte, Daeduck, and Samkwang in Korea.

Jongyoun received his Bachelor of Economics degree from Yonsei Univeristy. He has work experience in Finland, Singapore, Mexico, USA, and Korea. In addition to his extensive experience teaching and consulting in project management, he has taught a variety of topics including change management, professional service excellence, scenario planning, risk management and supply chain management to organizations including Samsung, Deloitte, Magnachip and others.

Home Country: Korea

Language Proficiency:

  • Korean

  • English
     

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Pramod Kumar, PMP

Pramod is a skilled consultant and instructor with extensive real world experience. He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a PMP. In addition, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D.

After spending 18 years in the corporate world he has spent the past 10 years performing project management consulting activities for clients across the region. He has done substantial work with the engineering sector, which included PM processes maturity enhancement and competency enhancement.

Pramod has a unique ability to take the complex and make it easily understandable through the use of real world examples, humor and application to participant projects.

He has delivered over 400 workshops to over 7000 professionals across many countries across the region. Topics include Project Management and Business Analysis, delivered across various business sectors including oil & gas, information technology, engineering, etc.

Home Country: India

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Hindi
     

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Eng. Ahmed S Khalil, PMP

With more than eighteen years of experience in various diversified management positions, Ahmed offers strong skills and expertise in managing large scale projects and programs. He does this by implementing the best practices of project management processes and procedures according to the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. He is able to ensure success in project implementation, PMO department establishment, project management training; with major emphasis on results and customer satisfaction.

Eng. Ahmed is Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) Professional and consultant from (PMI), certified project management professional (PMP), IT certified system engineer (MCSE), certified trainer (MCT) (Ireland), Program Management Office Certified Professional (PMOC) from AllPMO, last but not least holds a BSc. degree in telecommunications & electronics from Helwan University Egypt (1995).

With over ten years of training experience, he has delivered many workshops for clients across the gulf region, including financial, oil, construction, IT, Investment sectors and others.

Ahmed has assumed many professional assignments and successfully managed and delivered projects in IT management, financial sector, Government sector and business management. He worked for Verisign, Computer consultancy house, and recently he worked as an EPMO department director for AFiTco leading IT solution provider where he participated in development, setup and deployment of enterprise project management office (EPMO). He worked in the structuring and design of project management processes and procedures, training and coaching project managers and engineers, establishing project management information system (PMIS) using EPM, managing and supporting mega projects from inspection, planning, and implementation to closure.

Home Country: United Arab Emirates

Language Proficiency:

  • Arabic

  • English
     

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Hidetaka Nakajima

Mr. Nakajima is recognized as one of the leaders in Project Management education/consulting in Japan. He is active in education/consulting in Project Management in Japan and Asian countries.

He has taught project management and related workshops at more than 100 companies in Japanese and in English, over 15 years.

A Member of PMBOK® Guide Translation Verification Committee (Version 2-5)

(Publication) PM Project Management, version 1 through 5, JMAM, etc.
(Translation) The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Project management, etc.

Mr. Nakajima worked for Intel Corporation for more than 13 years, both in Japan and the US. Among his many assignments, he acted as Project manager for the Microprocessor Volume Production Project.

He is a graduate of the International Christian University, Japan (MA)

Home Country: Japan

Language proficiency:

  • English

  • Japanese
     

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