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.
Wes Balakian, PMP
Bradley A. Malone,
Douglas B. Boebinger, PMP
E. Robert St. Germain, PMP
Didier B. Estibals, PMP, PMI-RMP
Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP
Daniel A. Koger, Ph.D.
Deasun Ó Conchúir, PMP
Rosalie Pryor Escamilla
Allen R. Saville
Stefano Morpurgo, PMP
Mohamed Haroun, PMP
Vijay K. Verma, PMP
C. Lopez, PMP
Luís César M. Menezes, MSc, PMP
Maxwell Chanakira, PMP
Heng Meng Tan, PMP
Jongyoun Kim, PMP
H. C. Lim
Eng. Ahmed S Khalil, PMP
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bradley A. Malone,
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
Home Country: USA
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
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
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:
Ensearch Alaska Services
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Bridges and Tunnels
Department of Personnel
Office of Court Administration
Department of Personnel
Illinois Public Service
Home Country: USA
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
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
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
- Spanish and Russian (conversational)
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
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
Deasun Ó Conchúir,
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
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
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
Balakian PMP, CEA is an IT Software Development Program Manager.
His broad knowledge of high-tech disciplines has fostered a
fifteen-year career in project and program management, focused on
telecommunications and systems integration.
Successful implementation of B2B and B2C projects integrating
mainframe and client server technologies, for Fortune 500 companies are
among some of his accomplishments.
has managed significant projects in information systems and related areas.
He has also taught project management courses to audiences around
the world. He is currently a
featured speaker at PMI SeminarsWorld and at Project World.
Balakian maintains a certification as a Project Management Professional
(PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and is a Certified E-Commerce
Architect (CEA) which included comprehensive study of JAVA, IBM’s
E-Commerce suite (WebSphere), E-ERP, security and SAP E-Commerce
he is a tenured Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the American
Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
Mr. Balakian is conversant in SEI CMM level two compliance
practices. Mr. Balakian also
serves as the Vice-Chairman of professional development for PMI’s
Home Country: USA
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
Didier B. Estibals, PMP, PMI-RMP
Didier Estibals is a French national and an experienced project
management consultant and personal coach, as well as a training seminar
presenter. He has extensive international experience in a range of
industries, including banking, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical,
transport, aerospace & defense, mining and telecommunications.
Mr. Estibals holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Information Technology from
Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (Sup' de Co. Toulouse), a French Business school,
and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences
Appliquées (INSA Toulouse), a French Engineering school. He is also certified as
a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
In the past, he has been responsible for project management product marketing
for a subsidiary company of Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Artemis
International, where he was involved in the development of an advance resource
scheduling prototype based on an artificial intelligence program.
Mr. Estibals has also presented numerous training courses and lectured on
project management. He has also twice been a guest speaker at the European
Artemis User Association on the topics of artificial intelligence and project
management in software projects.
He was also the official translator for the French translation of the 2nd
edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®
A. Koger, Ph.D.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Home Country: USA
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
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
Robert St. Germain,
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®
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.
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
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.
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.
also spent 8 years as an Engineering Officer in the Army Corps Of
Engineers (Reserve) leading numerous engineering projects.
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
Home Country: USA
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vijay K. Verma,
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
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
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
He worked on several projects
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
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
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
Xin Zhong has over 10
years of experience in managing many CNY projects located in USA, Europe
and Asia. Her vast experience in international projects has given her a clear
understanding of the challenges of managing multi-language and
multi-cultural virtual teams.
As a professional program manager, she has conducted project management in
different industries: Large Instrument, Consuming Electronics, Automotive
Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Solar etc. She understands the
needs of different organizations and the gaps they have in their project
In addition to being a PMP certified by the Project Management Institute,
Ms. Zhong earned her Engineering master’s degree at the Beijing University
of Chemical Technology.
Ms. Zhong is an excellent trainer, both in English and Chinese. Some of
the Fortune 500 companies Ms. Zhong has delivered training for include Maersk, KPMG and Kimberly Clark. She has delivered training programs at
several levels. She started with internal training for her teams in her
past organizations and then moved into project management consulting and
training for other organizations in those industries.
Home Country: China
Heng Meng Tan,
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
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
Ms. Wu graduated from the University
of Birmingham (MA in ICT, Education) and Capital University of Economics
and Business (BA in Trade and Economics).
Vivian is certified as a PMP by the Project Management Institute, and has
taught and consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 organizations including
Thompson Reuters, Siemens , Total, Michelin, IATA and Elong.com.
With a background in Portfolio/Program/Project Management, Process
Improvement and Quality Management, she has over 11 years work experience
in IT, which involved a variety of industries, such as consulting,
software development, air transportation, finance, telecommunication,
digital media & advertising and Internet.
The projects she has led or participated in cover PMO setup & operation,
project portfolio system customization & organization, software
development, project management & business analysis, vendor management, BD
& marketing, training scheme setup & implementation, training program
design and talent development. She is an expert on organization strategy
management, process improvement and all the process groups of project
Home Country: China
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
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
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,
H. C. Lim
HC Lim has over 22
years in Project Management, Six Sigma and Software Engineering experience
in the electronics and electrical industry. Throughout his career, he has
managed various projects from small to very large scale, involving
deployments within various government and commercial agencies.
He holds a Master
Certificate in Project Management (GWU), Six Sigma Certification – Black Belt,
and a Masters degree in Operations Rsch & Computer Science. Has been teaching PM
& Six Sigma for last eight years for different clients in many countries
including Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand,
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia.
Coached and led a number of
teams on multiple significant cost saving projects which have won a number of
prestigious Gold Awards in the company yearly corporate-wide TCS (Total Customer
Service) Convention held in the US.
HC has worked for Motorola
in many different areas including on Factory Automation Projects. In addition,
he worked for 7 years in the PMO Office for Motorola.
HC uses a highly engaging
and application-intensive approach to training where he will have students do
practical exercises – focus on application in class – real-life projects and
examples – flexible depending on audience – likes to use live project examples
from the audience – very interactive – encourage questions & discussion –
understands adult learning styles – shares real-life experience.
Home Country: Malaysia
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
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
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,
(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)
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