The work and the way of working of all participating teams is evaluated by the Assessors that is composed of prominent members of the Project Management community, highly-recognized international experts coming from different backgrounds, including business, science, and academia.
We are working on the team of Assessors for GeCCo 2023!
Find our Assessors of GeCCo 2022
Head of Assessors – Dr. Joel B. Carboni (USA) is a leading figure on sustainability in project management. He is a graduate of Ball State University, holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment and has an IPMA Level B working over 23 years in portfolio, program and project management – spanning government, finance, big five consulting and education. He has delivered talks, workshops, and trainings in 53 countries; advancing sustainable development. He is IPMA-USA President Emeritus, the founder of GPM (Green Project Management) and is an adjunct professor at Skema Business School in France.Joel is also the GPM representative to the United Nations Global Compact where he was a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative & Anti-Corruption call to action, a contributing author of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).He is the architect of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology, the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management.
Caroline Rotter (Austria) Caroline’s experience comprises 17 years of leading projects in traditional and agile environments, working as IT line manager, coaching and mentoring project managers and executives, coaching agile teams and setting up PMO units incl. portfolio & governance management.
Amongst others she worked in the IT and telecommunications sector, mobility and logistics as well as media industry.
Caroline is certified in different disciplines like IPMA Level C, Certified Scrum Master, Certified LeSS Practitioner, Prosci Change Practitioner (ADKAR model), Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering.
2 years ago she founded her own company and works for her clients as project/agile/team coach, cultural change consultant, project lead and trainer for team excellence and agile leadership. Caroline’s passion is to give new momentum to teams, awakening their superpowers and the joy of working together.
Her work approach combines various aspects from agile and traditional methods as well as her own unique practice that she has developed over the years.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-rotter/
Vahid Azadmanesh (Iran) graduated the MBA master’s degree from Carleton university in CA and Doctor Business Administration (DBA) in Lisbon university (ISEG) in Portugal. He has five PMI credentials such as PMP, PfMP, RMP, SP and PBA. Furthermore, he has over 15 years experience in the teaching, consulting, deployment and involving in the project management field across industries and universities like Tehran university. He is the professional Instructor of PMBOK,PRINCE2, PEM, ICB, PEB, Portfolio, Program standards in the middle east. Vahid is an active participant in the global standards as well as he had the brilliant volunteer activities with Project Management Institute (PMI) as following :
• Portfolio standard third edition (2012)
• Requirement standard (2015)
• PMBOK Sixth Edition (2017)
• CAPM training course (2017)He is Senior assessor in the national project management award and got the new certification in Agile management which is named ” Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master” “DASSM”.
He is a lecturer in the international project management conferences like
Arash Mahdipour Arasteh (Iran)
· MSc, PMP®, IPMA-D, PSM I
· Consultant and instructor of project management and related software
· About 10 years of experience in project management in the field of Construction and Petrochemical industries
· Setting up PMOs in Construction industries
· Coaching Agile teams
· PMO Global Awards Judge
· PEB Assessor in Iran Project Management Awards
· Director of National Iranian e-Collaboration Competition (NIeCCo) in Iran Young Crew .
Mónica C. González Ortega (Argentina) is a strong advocate of the United Nation Global Compact, her mission is contribute to Global Sustainability, an Imperative of the Society as a whole, tending to improve the quality of life, well-being and safety of people, rational use of resources and energy efficiency. Her Legacy is Project Management for Peace. Mónica González is an Industrial Engineer, holds a Master in Business Administration graduate of Córdoba Catholic University, Argentina. She is Vice President & Latin America Executive director of Green Project Management (GPM Global).Mónica has over 25 years’ experience in Organizational Integrated Management Systems working in Electrical Companies (public and private spheres). She was part of the communication committee and environmental and sustainable development committee of Electricité de France (EDF) Branch America along with colleagues from France, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. As an active actor of the ISO Standards in Argentina, she was contributor member of the ISO Project and Technical Committees for Project, Program and Portfolio Management.As member of the GPM Global Leadership Executive Team, she is main contributor to the GPM PRiSM Methodology, co-author of The GPM® Reference Guide and The GPM Global P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management, is GPM Global representative to the United Nations Global Compact, a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative, signatory to the call to action on Anti-Corruption, Caring for Climate, and one of only fourteen listed supporting organizations of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative (PRME).She also served as Professor of CSR and Sustainable Development at GSPM at the University for International Cooperation –UCI- Costa Rica, the leaders in virtual education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.• Co-recipient of an IPMA Achievement Award for “Applying sustainable principles to project delivery.” October of 2013
• Founder member and volunteer of PMI Nuevo Cuyo Argentina Chapter ( 2008-2013). Liaison of PMI Educational Foundation in PMINC (2010-2012). Council member in PMI Global Sustainability Community of Practice (2010-2012)
• Featured author in the PM World Journal, whose Library is the Global Resource for Continuous Learning in Project and Program Management.Some of her papers are:
• The Legacy: Project Management for Peace
• Green Project Management – A Case Study in Sustainability – Management of Chemical Containers for Social Good: Child Health and Nutrition
• Advancing Human Rights in Supply Chains through Community Engagement and Investment
• Why Become a Certified Green Project Manager® (GPM®)Certifications
• Certified Green Project Manager Master level (GPM-m®)
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)Follow Mónica on Linkedin at: linkedin.com/in/monicagonzalezortega
Jakub Lesinski (Poland) is a Senior Manager and Project/Programme Manager (20y experience). He has managed over 20 projects, been a team member in several others. He is the Founder and CEO of Thoriana – the project management consulting company based in Warsaw, operating across Europe, providing services from strategy definition through portfolio preparation to operational project management. Jakub is focused in leadership and effective management aspects especially in a complex project/programme management area. He led teams from 3 to 450+ people and projects up to 40MEUR budget. Jakub is apecialized in managing change and transformation (especially in IT domain) and enabling business growth through new products and platforms implementation. He is focused on implementation of performance improvement systems in enterprise corporations (e.g. Agile, Lean, SixSigma).Jakub is PE Award Assessor and Lead Assessor for the prize Polish IPMA Project Excellence Award (PPEA) 2010, 2011, the Member of the jury in IPMA PPEA 2013, Global PPE Award Assesor from 2018. He actively participates as a lecturer and leading panel discussions at conferences on project management.
Tatiana Machicao (Peru) is an industrial engineer with a Master Degree in Project Management (Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Trondheim). She has worked in the Textile Industry, and lately as a consultant in Business Process Management, Integrated Quality Systems and Project Management mainly in public sector in Perú.Tatiana is highly motivated in Business Process Management implementation projects and organizational Project Management. She is prepared as an assessor under IPMA Project Excellence Baseline (PEB).
Mohd Fairuz Mohd Yusof (Malaysia)
has more than 18 years of experience as a consultant, coach and assessor, in quality and process improvement initiatives for many different industries in Malaysia and South East Asia. He specializes in consulting, coaching and auditing relative to ISACA’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, CMMI Cyber Maturity Platform, ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22300, ISO/IEC 27000 and ISO/IEC 27032. He completed his degree in Software Engineering and holds a few professional certifications such as Certified CMMI Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Lead Auditor and Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner. Currently he’s pursuing CIMA professional qualification at Operational Level. He was instrumental in setting up Malaysian Association of Project Management (MAPM) in 2013 and has served as the Secretary since then. He was also heavily involved in setting up and operating IPMA Malaysia’s CB, myPMCERT. He also has been appointed as the National First Assessor of IPMA 4 Level Certification for IPMA Malaysia. He has been involved as a team member in IPMA Certification Task Force and IPMA Sustainability Membership Model Task Force. He is also an active member of IEEE since 2010.
Oliver Moser (Austria) has about 10 years’ experience in project management in various industries such as production, construction, telecommunication and healthcare. During his work as quality and process manager he led numerous projects with a strong focus on organizational development and IT. He is currently Manager of a Project Management Office in the telecommunication industry and is responsible for the whole project and portfolio process. Oliver gained a profound project management knowledge during implementing PM according to IPMA standard in a medium sized family company, meanwhile he did his IPMA Level C certification. His ability to lead project teams through highly uncertain and complex situations he proved during turning around a project crisis as interim manager.His academic background is founded in process management with specialization in healthcare, enhanced with a Master degree in innovation and technology management and completed with a MBA in General Management (so far). He holds various certifications besides IPMA Level C, for example in Quality and Environmental Management. Oliver regularly speaks about his experiences and practical approaches during congresses or workshops of PMA Project Management Austria and others.Possibility of getting in touch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivermoser-at
Miguel Carvalho e Melo (Portugal)
Founding partner of Pomegranate a consultancy and training company specialized in Project and Portfolio Management, Miguel created two software-houses and was a partner at a consulting firm specialising in PPM (Project and Portfolio Management).Miguel created and coordinates the Executive MBA in Sustainable Project Management at Autónoma Academy and 2 other Post-Graduations in Project Management in different Universities. He is also responsible for Project Management modules in several MBAs, Post Graduations and Master’s Degrees.
With over 30 years of experience in Project Management training in Portugal, Belgium, France, UK, Switzerland, Morocco, Angola, and Brazil, in Portuguese, French and English and is certified by IPMA, GPM, PMI and FLEKS.
IPMA Advisory Committee member and IPMA Awards Assessor, was part in few IPMA project teams and currently on IPMA Kids project.
He was President, Vice-president, and General Secretary of the Board of APOGEP – Portuguese Association of Project Management and is currently Director of International Relations.
He is Global Director of Innovation of GPM – Green Project Management..
Dr. Michael Pace (USA) is an Executive Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and Faculty Affiliate of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute. His responsibilities include instruction in Project Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Managing Sustainable Business; leading study abroad programs to multiple locations (his goal is to teach on each continent); and advising student organizations (Phi Beta Lambda & the Aggie Product Management Club). He has delivered keynotes, workshops, and training worldwide on project management, especially on method customization; written several books & articles on project management; and founder of the consulting firm Diverging Roads. Outside of academia, Dr. Pace has spent almost 2 decades building or fixing project management functions across a diverse set of clients – including financial institutions, government agencies, biotech firms, and telecommunication companies. Dr. Pace is President of IPMA-USA.
António Andrade Dias (Portugal) is co-founder and managing partner at Pomegranate Group. Graduated in Management, Postgraduate in Project Management from the Bremen University, MBA from Florida University, he has been responsible since 1988 for the implementation in Portugal of projects within the World Bank and EU support community framework.Vice-President of the International Project Management Association for Operations and Projects, former President at APOGEP (Portuguese Project Management Association 2009-2017) currently he is professor of project management in several Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian Universities.
Speaker at IPMA and PMI management schools and events. He has acted as consultant and/or manager of project-programmes, in public and private entities at national and international level, drawing his practical expertise, knowledge and wisdom from different domains such as project finance and risk management among others.
David Smyth (Canada) is a senior strategy and leadership professional with a 20+ year background in Business Development, Management Consulting and Product Development. He has championed projects in a multitude of verticals and environments – including senior mandates within the education, IT Service Management (ITSM) and consulting verticals.His experience includes Practice leadership with a consulting firm specializing in Portfolio/Project Management where he helped grow revenues over 100% annually with both public and private sector clientele in a range of industries including Health Care, Logistics and Aerospace and Defence. He has championed new products in development with multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and accelerated their growth globally.David has organized multiple international Best Practice conferences bringing together thought leaders from around the world and has spoken at numerous conferences on subjects including Benefits Management and Realization, Portfolio Management, and Organizational Portfolio/Project Management/Change Management Capability.He obtained his B.A from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and resides in Toronto, Canada.
Danijela Toljaga-Nikolić (Serbia) is a lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education. Her field of interest is project management. She has gained a lot of experience in a project management field while working as a project associate, researcher, and analyst within projects in the Serbian public and commercial sectors, including projects that were funded by the EU. Danijela has coordinated a significant number of seminars in the field of project management based on PCM methodology, organized by the Serbian Project Management Association. Since 2015, she has been engaged as a member of the Jury Committee of the Global e-Collaboration Competition.Danijela holds the position of Director of IPMA Certification for Serbia. From this position, she has a high level of knowledge and experience in the development process of the project manager’s competencies. She has published over 60 papers in national and international journals and conferences as a result of her research and teaching engagement.
Mounir Ajam (USA)
Mounir is a Co-Founder and CEO of SUKAD Corp. He is the innovator and leader behind the Uruk Platform, a versatile project management solution.
Nur Hasyimah Mohamad Afandi (USA)
has over 12 years of experience in energy and human development. She holds an MBA from Universtity Tun Razak, a bachelors degree from University Technology Petronas (Malaysia) and is a Certified Green Project Manager (GPM-b).She has been awarded Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership by Chartered Management Institute UK as part of Chartered Management Program. She is a member of Chartered Management Institute UK (CMI) .
Hasyimah is a graduate of IPMA-USA Young Crew and has participated in GeCCo in previous years. This is her first year as an assessor.
Leh Simonelli, LFAIPM ;FAPM (UK);CPPD;CAHRI ;IPMA Lead ICA,Validator & Assessor;GPM 360˚ Consultant Assessor;CPL(Australia)
*Formal qualifications in both undergraduate & post-graduate programmes in Behavioural Sciences; Management & Leadership; Project Management & Adult Education .Currently Doctor of Philosophy (candidate), Organizational Development
Background, Professional Experience & Affiliations
Orivel Jackson Buchelli Perales (Peru)
Official of International Telecommunications Company, Advisor and Consultant of Organizations; Manager of the Business Incubator of the National University of Trujillo – IncubaUNT, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Unit, Member of the Regional Innovation Committee of the State, Business, Academy and Organized Civil Society of the La Libertad Region – Peru. Principal University Professor of Pre and Post Degree of the National University of Trujillo. With easy adaptability to multicultural changes of profession Industrial Engineer and Economist, with Master of Industrial Engineering (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of University Teaching, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Science and Engineering (Dr.); bilingual (English) and proficient in Portuguese and Italian, dynamic, persevering, with a vocation for service, oriented to teamwork with leadership and executive management skills, training people and taking on challenges to obtain totally successful results.
BACHELOR in Industrial Engineering
BACHELOR in Economic Sciences (Economics)
MASTER in Industrial Engineering with mention in Production
MASTER in Business Administration (MBA)
MASTER in University Teaching
DOCTOR in Business Administration
DOCTOR of Science and Engineering
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Joanna Rzempała (Poland)
PhD in economic sciences, Assistant Professor at the University of Szczecin (Poland). Lecturer
on project management issues.
Mohamed Sabry (Egypt)
Mohamed Sabry is Heading the Project Management team at Siemens Energy, Graduated in Electrical Engineering, he was responsible for many projects specially in Energy related areas and now he is an Assessor for IPMA Egypt.
Mohamed is certified in different disciplines like IPMA Level-B, Scrum Master, SPM@Siemens, Mr.GIS@Siemens and MBA holder.
In his 17 years of experience as Program and Project Management, he completed more than +25 Projects for large and very complex projects such as transmission substations, Data Control Centers and now focusing on Energy Services Projects and Digitalization.
Follow Mohamed on LinkedIn at: http://linkedin.com/in/mohamed-sabry-3107
Dr. Ir. Lukas Beladi Sihombing, MT, MPU, M. ASCE (Indonesia)
Krystsina Mazhei (Belarus)
M.Sc., CPMA IPMA, Google Project Management and Data analytics certified, Bizagi Business Process Management certified, P3.expess practitioner, PM² Alliance Regional Support Manager in Belarus, Young PPM Researcher.She is currently Project Manager/Project facilitator/Business Process Manager in the telecommunication industry. She has about 5+ years experience in project management and process management in IT and telecommunication industries.
Possibility of getting in touch (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/krystsinamazhei/
Michael Young (Australia)
is a leading international expert in strategy, project management and strategy implementation. Michael has worked with ISO, Standards Australia, and the International Project Management Association has been instrumental in developing project management standards and qualifications around the world.Michael has worked with dozens of businesses in Australia and internationally. As Certified Chair and Non-Executive Director, he has worked with Boards, sporting bodies and not-for-profits to create sustainable organisations. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management, and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Chartered Project Professional, a Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management, the Association of Project Management, Australian Computer Society, the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael has won over 30 national and international business awards, and was recently invited to the United Nations Global Business Leader Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York to speak with business leaders from around the world on how to create a sustainable future.
Michael’s work has been featured in BRW, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times. His recent book on sustainable project management is an amazon best seller.
Connect with Michael on Linked In – https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelyoungcppd/
Vladimir Polkovnikov (Russia)
Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of LLC “Eveon” – virtual Exhibition and conference center.
Co-founder of Project Management E-learning center “Project PRACTICE”
Board member of Russian National PM Association “SOVNET”
Assessor of Russian national competition in quality of PM systems “Project Olympus”
Assessor of Best Project of the Year competition by “SOVNET”
Before entrepreneurship experience from 2008 took active part as methodological-engineer and project manager in cases of development and implementation of Project Management Systems. Main clients were Russian and international companies as well as Russian Federal and Regional Government.
Since 2014 Approved Trainer and Practitioner of PRINCE2® Methodology. Author of the first full PRINCE2® training and certification course in Russia. Among his students are number of regional governments and Governors of the regions of Russian Federation. Visiting lecturer at Moscow State University (higher school of management) and Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration.
“One of the main ideas of my work in community is to provide mindful project management, which means deep tailoring and only fit for purpose solutions. I strongly believe that PM instruments are applicable not only for scaled endeavors but can play significant role for small and medium businesses, who struggle to grow and use limited resources effectively.
That’s why I dedicate time for speaking at conferences, trainings, and volunteering in professional associations.”
Raquel Ribeirinha (Portugal)
has a degree in International Relations and is also an IPMA Level C – Certified Project Manager.
She has more than 14 years of professional experience and ensures the management of several projects in different sectors and activities.
She is the coordinator of APOGEP – Portuguese Project Management Association, in the region of Coimbra and Leiria, and she is also a certified trainer and consultant.
Follow on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raquelribeirinha/
Vytautas Pugacevskis, IPMA-A (Lithuania)
Project and programme management professional, trainer, IPMA First Assessor, IPMA Validator
IPMA CVMB member since 2018.Work Experience
Project and program manager and expert.
Working languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian, Polish.
More information: Linked In: https://lt.linkedin.com/in/pugacevskis
|Sridhar Kethandapatti (Canada)
25+ IT Industry experience worked in various industry vertical..
15+ years of experience in PM and PMOs as a Consultant, Practitioner, Speaker and Author.
Lead PMI Local Chapter Volunteer conducting various PM trainings and mentoring aspiring PM / PMO.
Currently serving as a Board Member for IPMA and ABPMP
Volunteering as a Lead Coach / Judge to promote STEM / STEAM to various Robotics Technology activities
Certified Agile Coach & Training Facilitator for ICAgile (ICC-ACC, ICC-ATF)
Certified Disciplined Agile Trainer & Practitioner. (DASSM, DASM)
IPMA – Level A (Certified Project Director)
Certified Green Project Manager – GPM-b, and Assessor
Irina Kulikova (Russia) (Ph.D.(tech.), PMP) has over nineteen years of experience as a Project/Portfolio Manager, Product Manager, business architect, and consultant with the ability to develop new products, IT & Business strategy, to improve organizational processes, and to find solutions in a broad range of IT and R&D projects across diverse fields.
Irina has 4 certificates of authorship on program products.
Author of over 40 articles, runs the blog” “To hit pay dirt”
As a Project Manager and consultant, she has completed projects for organizations such as Russian Railways, Far East University, RIA Novosti, Moscow Government, Russian Children’s Centre Orlyonok, VimpelCom, and more.
Volunteer and speaker at PMI.
She is a practitioner and continues her work in IT projects still today.
She has over fifteen years of experience as a professor assistant and teaching physics, information technologies, system analysis, and information system design.
Follow Irina on LinkedIn at: http://linkedin.com/in/irina-kulikova-pmp-phd-05b01641
Stijn Pieters (Belgium)
is co-founder and managing partner of PM • Risk Crisis Change. He sets out to create a worldwide network (or ‘a company’), changing the minds, attitudes, and skills of people on how to handle risks, crises and change. Stijn aims to increase people’s capacity to quickly recover from difficulties.His purpose is to toughen up people, teams, organisations, and societies and to innovate in the broad field of risk, crisis and change and to strengthen individuals and teams who accomplish tasks with virtuosity, mastery, fluency, ability, and proficiency, at any given time.
As an advisor (250+ crises), coach, trainer, author, innovator, public speaker, game producer, volunteer, executive & board member, and father of two daughters he draws practical expertise, knowledge and wisdom from different domains such as integrated crisis management and crisis governance but also from performance, risk, change management and paradoxical leadership.
Barend Daniel’s (Ben) Peters’ experience as professional spans over 18 years (15 years’ senior management) within the mining, oil and gas, telecoms, food, health care and the government sectors. He has significant experience as a professional engineer, project manager, programme manager, portfolio manager and senior manager in construction, information technology and business improvement industries. He has advanced portfolio, programme and project management, general management and leadership capabilities.
Ben has been exposed to multiple project, programme and portfolio management frameworks and lifecycles. He is capable of sharing his knowledge in creative and innovative ways. He is well known for my strengths as an implementer and solution finder / solver to any given problem. I am a confident decision maker.
Ben has achieved the highest status of Gold Winner in the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Achievement Award as Young Project Manager of the Year in 2016. He was also recognised as Employee of the year within the Corporate Services Directorate, City of Cape Town in 2018. With these achievement, he has proved that with his unique approach, he is in the “Top League” and a master of his craft.
The Water Resilience Programme in Cape Town received bronze for Innovate Project of the year where he was the Programme Manager.
As Director of the Corporate Project Management Office, the PMO has received honours of Gold (winner) for the 2020 South African PMO of the year, African PMO of the year 2021 and Top 4 for the Global PMO awards under his leadership.
Ben is an active member at the South African Institute of Industrial Engineering and Project Management Institution, President for the Association for Project Management South Africa and Head of the International Project Management Smarter Cities Special Interest Group. His senior management experience inspired him to obtain more knowledge within the business and management environment and therefore he completed his MBA (Master in Business Administration) in 2019 at the University of Edinburgh (Herriot Watt Business School).
Ben is a sports fanatic in his private life. He believes in a team culture and loves all sports. He is a keen tri-athlete, MTB rider.