Executive Perspective

    Pierre Le Manh
    President and CEO
    Pierre Le Manh is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute. As a global executive with a multi-cultural background, Pierre Le Manh brings a proven track record of delivering results and guiding organizations through complex transformations. He is passionate about leading teams in innovating and creating new ways to disseminate specialized knowledge, upskilling and education. Pierre Le Manh most recently led Galileo Global Education’s expansion project in North America. Galileo is the European leading provider of higher education serving more than 170,000 students across an international network of 54 institutions and high-growth education technology platforms. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer North America and Global Deputy CEO at Ipsos, one of the world’s largest data, analytics, and insights companies. Pierre Le Manh played a crucial role in taking Ipsos from a $700 million primarily European-focused organization in 2004 to a $2.5 billion global leader in its industry in 2021, growing to more than 18,000 employees operating in 90 countries. Earlier in his career, Pierre Le Manh served as CEO of Consodata, a leader in first and third-party consumer data, precision, and digital marketing. He started his career at consulting giant Accenture before serving as CFO of performing arts non-profit Adami, CEO of digital publisher Encyclopaedia Universalis, and CEO of CFL Holding, a family office owning various assets in direct-to-consumer, marketing services, and real estate industries. Pierre Le Manh was born and raised in France by a Vietnamese father and a French mother. He has lived in several countries before settling in New York City in 2013. He speaks English, French and Italian. He likes traveling the world to visit his very large family and his friends, watching Paris Saint-German soccer games and wandering around Manhattan on his electric scooter. He has two sons who live in Paris and London.
    Joel Albizo
    Chief Executive Officer
    APA and AICP
    Joel Albizo has more than 30 years of association management experience and is seen as an innovator within the association CEO community. In addition to original research and presentations on the competencies and development of future association CEOs, he is attuned to digital transformation and other trends impacting the nonprofit sector. Previously, he served as CEO for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), a regulatory body that works to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare by establishing licensure standards for the practice of landscape architecture. Albizo earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Towson University in Maryland. He is president of the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards, and a former board member and treasurer for the American Society of Association Executives.
    Ben Chamberlain
    Chief Product and Marketing Officer
    Ben is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer at UMT360, responsible for the strategic direction and worldwide go-to-market activities for UMT360’s Strategic Portfolio Management solutions. An accomplished enterprise software executive, Ben brings more than a decade of experience building innovative Portfolio Management solutions that have helped global 2000 companies align investment decisions with strategic priorities.
    André Kriger
    Chief Information Officer
    Telefonica Vivo
    André Kriger leads the IT organization from Telefonica Vivo, responsible for formulating their vision and execution of their respective strategies. Under his purview, IT is responsible for serving almost 100 million customers in Brazil. Within Vivo there are over 6500 personnel working at IT, both insourced and outsourced. As the Chief Information Officer, André concentrates on enabling key business transformations projects in B2C and B2B markets, focusing to improve the Customer Experience through adopting the newest technologies and creating platforms that meet rapidly the scale efficiency and provide agile service delivery, leveraging the company leadership for their innovative achievements spanning digital transformation. André also leads the IT2X Program which goal is to multiply the throughput to the business and better delivery time for the projects executed in IT. In his one-decade career inside Telefonica Vivo, André has held a variety of other senior leadership positions, including Vice President of Customer Care, responsible for managing 25K people and partners as well recognized for the FTTXcellence Award in 2013, being the pioneer in expanding fiber technology in Brazil. André has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from FAE, Curitiba Brazil and MBA from the FW Ollin Business School at Babson College in Massachusetts. André has been appointed as finalist for the TM Forum Excellence Awards 2019.
    Neen James
    Author and Speaker
    Neen James is the author of Folding TimeTM and Attention PaysTM. She has been named one of the Top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can get more done and create more significant moments at work, and home. Neen is the kind of speaker that engages, educates, entertains, and delivers the real-world solutions that apply in your organization, your home, and your community. She also provides one-on-one consulting in a variety of leadership topics and loves serving her audiences.
    Amireh Amirmazaheri
    Managing Director and Owner
    PMO Solutions
    Amireh is the managing director and owner of PMO Solutions, a boutique PMO service provider for Tier One project delivery organisations. She created the PMO Solutions Framework, which moves beyond simplistic PMO models through a four-dimensional, wholistic examination of the current business structure to drive future synergistic growth. The Framework is currently implemented within several Downer Group business units and is resulting in significant cost and operational efficiency gains. Amireh is a PMO professional with over 20 years’ industry experience. She holds a Master of Information Technology from Macquarie University and is currently completing an MBA from the University of Sydney as well as being certified in PMO-CC, PMI-PBA, PRINCE2, and P3O. In addition to her formal qualifications, she is also a certified project management instructor and mentor. She has worked across various PMO platforms in Australia and abroad and is well-versed in the tailored PMO requirements to individual business needs. Amireh is an expert in developing project-specific workshops and training programs. Previous work experience with blue-chip companies such as Leighton Holdings and Downer EDI, as well as public service statutory organisations such as Sydney Water and the NSW Government, has given her a broad understanding of the nuances inherent with both private and public operations. Recently she is appointed as Chief Project Officer (CPO) for PMO Global Alliance.
    Simon Harris
    Logical Model
    Simon has worked in projects since ’79, in the PMO space since ’99 and training since before PMO – mostly in blue-chip environments across Banking, Defence, O&G, not for profit.
    Michael Hannan
    Fortezza Consulting
    Mike is a leading-edge thinker and renegade who believes that we all must do more to unleash our boundless potential and solve increasingly complex global issues. He envisions a community-centric, expert-guided “power-to-the-edge” solution to most of these issues. For leaders and managers, this means open-platform approaches to innovating and sharing the most effective management practices. For consultants and other experts, this means that we are too often part of the problem, and need to do a much better job channeling our expertise in a way that delivers much greater IMPACT.
    Lee Lambert
    PMI Fellow
    Lee Lambert, PMP, is a project management industry thought-leader involved in project management for over five decades. He is one of the Founders of the PMP and named a PMI Fellow in 2009. Lee Lambert has provided PM Training for over 50,000 professionals in 23 countries and is currently leading an effort to create an opportunity for senior level professionals to capitalize on the synergy of knowledge exchange through participation in a Mastermind Group Program.
    Joe Cudby
    Managing Entrepreneur
    NEXT Studios
    Joe Cudby is a Managing Entrepreneur at NEXT Studios, an Indianapolis-based Venture Studio, by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs. Originally from England, Cudby has spent the past 25+ years working in technology in Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, D.C. and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in ’16. With a deep technical background, he has worked in and around Managed Hosting, Professional Services, Product Management, and Federal Government Security. During his career, he has worked at bootstrapped startups, Private Equity funded scale-ups, Publicly traded enterprises, and the Public Sector where he spent 15 months as CTO with the Indiana State Office Of Technology. He has been an active angel investor since ’13. Cudby earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Smith School at the University of Maryland.