Jury Committee

The work and the way of working of all participating teams is evaluated by the Jury Committee that is composed of prominent members of the Project Management community, highly-recognized international experts coming from different backgrounds, including business, science, and academia.

Jury Committee of GeCCo 2020/21


Head of Jury – 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 the President of the International Project Management Association in the United States, 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.

Raphael Albergarias (Brazil) is a CEO and partner of AES engineering solutions for asset integrity, mainly on O&G industry with over 16 years experience in project management and consulting. He participated in more than 90 projects/ programs, from an implementation of mega projects in upstream and downstream (22bi USD) ERP implementation, Business Process Model and development of new PPPM courses – Brazil, EUA and France. Raphael is an international speaker, with a focus on the development of project management as a core competence of organizations. he is the founding member and President of IPMA Brazil, Director for development of IPMA in LATNET Program (Region 5) and IPMA Lead Assessor for 4-L-C IPMA certification. He is the youngest president in the history of IPMA (Member Association), youngest IPMA certification assessor and youngest IPMA-A in history.
Raphael is IIE Chief Strategy Officer and developer of Professional Programs with an emphasis in PM (Professional Doctorate and Masters Degrees), being the first of this kind in Latin America. He has experience +5 years in international relations with top Universities. He is the founding member and coordinator of the first commission in the CFA/CRA system for PPPM (Project, Program and Portfólio Management).Books published:
• Barcauí, A.B., Escritórios de Projetos, Programas e Portfólio na Prática – editora Brasport – 2012
• Lopes, R.O.A., Nacional Competence Baseline – IPMA Brasil – 2012.
• Gerenciamento de Projetos em Tirinhas: especialistas comentam a rotina de Rosalina, a Gerente de Projetos, Editora Brasport, 2015Education:
Bachelor in Business Administration. MBA in Project Management – UFRJ. Master in Business Administration – FGV. Doctorate at ESC Rennes – France.Professional certifications: Professional Coach (SBC), IPMA-A, PMI-PMP, PMI-SP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner, PRINCE 2 Foundation and Orange Belt. First in Brazil to put together the most globally recognized certifications in project management.

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 a lecturer in the international project management conferences like
• Project Management In Small & Medium Enterprises – 2012
• Risk Management in PRINCE2, PMBOK and ISO 21500 – 2014
• PMBOK sixth Edition Overview – 2015
• Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) – 2016
• Introduce Claim Management Standards – 2017
• PMBOK and PRINCE2 – Pros and Cons – 2018He had an oral presentation about “Trust factors in megaprojects in the middle east “ in IPMA research conference in Zagreb 2019.

Dr. Fariborz Davarpanah (Iran) holds Master degrees in Materials Engineering and Business Administration, with his Doctorate in Business Administration received from the University of Bordeaux, France; focused on Project Knowledge Management. He is also an active PMP(R) and GPM-b (™) since 2008 and 2017, respectively. With more than 20 years of experience in various industrial projects in Iran, China and Germany; he has tried diverse sectors (such as oil/gas/petrochemical, automotive, etc.) and working environments and cultures. Besides his professional career, Fariborz is active in training and academics, as well. Apart from being a registered Management Lecturer and Faculty Member of the Industrial Management Institute (www.imi.ir), a general overview of his educational career can be found below:
• Symposium Speaker – 6th annual Symposium of Professional Project Managers,Nov.2018, Tehran, Iran: “Green Project Management. (www.ipmday.ir, www.pmpiran.com)• Conference Speaker – 12th International Project Management, Feb.2017, Tehran, Iran: “An introduction to sustainability in Project Management”. (www.aryanapm.com)• Conference Speaker – 6th CSSOPE, May.2016, Beijing, China: “Opportunities and Challenges for Chinese companies in the Iranian market”. (www.petroequipsourcing.com)• Conference Speaker – IIRME Project Management World, Nov.2009, Dubai, UAE: “Managing Multi-Cultural Teams”. Also presented as a Webinar for PMI Kiev Chapter, Ukraine; Apr.2018• ISI Paper: “Innovation Audit in Economic Firms: A practical Case Study in an Iranian Company” to be printed in 2019 by www.odad.org Journal from Turkey.• Contributor to the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, 2012, as a member of review and improvement team for the new version (name printed in the 5th edition)• Translator of P5 Project Management Sustainability Standard from English to Persian, 2019• Paper Jury Member and Peer Reviewer: University of Samarang, Indonesia (http://journals.usm.ac.id/index.php/the-messenger/about/displayMembership/11)

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).

Mohammad Mahoud (Iran) is currently a Teaching Assistant (T.A.) for the post-graduate construction/ project management students at the University. Apart from that, he was a strategic communication and business development expert in the Iran PMA, which aimed to expand collaborations both internally and externally with project-oriented organizations around the world. In addition to this, he is a PhD candidate in Construction & Project Management. Since 2017, due to the scientific and research background, he is an international reviewer of the IAsMa- ICE Journal of the United Kingdom.
In his professional career, Mohammad has often held executive and managerial positions in R&D Institutes and during these years, he has been involved with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WIFI) as a trainer in entrepreneurship, leadership and business management based on the learning model LENA (Acknowledged by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth + Erasmus + UEAPME). From that year onwards, he began his career as the assistant project manager, marketing and business development manager and took on duties such as audit and process invoice data following the company’s expenditure policies and implementation of training courses for Small and Medium Industries and Industrial Parks Organization inside and outside industrial settlements and promoting the development of educational culture, which left an admirable output.He has been working closely with the IPMA since 2013 and has been working on MA’s positions such as interpreter and secretary of the international service of the newsletter, market research expert, host of the summits, as well as a member of the executive team (coordinator) at the National Project Management Day and PE Awards. In November 2016, he was elected by the majority of members of the central council of the National Young Crew, with the majority of votes for the responsibility of the network. From May 2018, following the entry into the Iran PMA YC (Transitional Status), he was appointed as the Leader of the YC by the board of directors of the Iran PMA. Finally, from December 2018, Iran YC began to be one of the IPMA YC full members before 7 months.It is worth mentioning that he is the first Iranian to be present at the accredited Jury Individual Prizes of the IPMA:
• In February 2019, he has been selected as one of the International Referees of the IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year (YPMY) Award.
• In September 2019, two Scientific Articles authored by him have been accepted for Oral Presentation by the 7th IPMA International Research Conference 2019 technical committee and he had lectured and convened Conference at the Westin Zagreb Hotel.
• In January 2020, he has been selected as one of the International Referees of the YC Global eCollaboration Competition (GeCCo).
• In June 2020, he has been selected as one of the International Referees of the IPMA Project Manager of the Year (PMY) Award.
• In September 2020, he has been nominated as the candidate of the IPMA Young Crew Chairperson Election.
• In January 2021, he has been selected as Judges’ Coordinator from IPMA YPMY and LO Management for Asian Countries.Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Mohammad: http://ae.linkedin.com/in/mohammad-mahoud

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

Kamil Mroz (Belgium) is a certified PRINCE2 Trainer and Lean Six Sigma professional combining with many years of experience leading projects in the Biotech & Pharma sector. Currently he is working at GSK in Belgium as a Senior Program Manager and PMCapabilities Lead. He is deeply involved and passionate about contributing to the PM community by regularly speaking at PM conferences, actively contributing to publications and enthusiastically sharing his experience with the next generation of project managers. Since 2016, he is also organizing a monthly networking event for PMs in Belgium called “Pint of PM”.
In 2013 he received the prestigious International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Project Manager of the Year Award for outstanding leadership and project management excellence, and since then he has been part of the yearly Global IPMA Jury to select future winners.Follow Kamil on Linkedin at: be.linkedin.com/in/kamil-mroz-31b3762

Dr. Michael Pace (USA) is an Executive Professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. His responsibilities there include instruction in Project Management, Strategic Management, International Business and Introduction to Business. He also leads the annual study abroad to Southern Africa and is the faculty advisor for both the University’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter as well as the Aggie Product Management Club. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Pace spent almost 2 decades in industry building or fixing project management offices and project functions.
He is on the Board of Directors for IPMA-USA, as well as serving as the Registration Director for IPMA-USA.

Tiago Ramalho (Portugal) discovered project management (by chance) a few years ago and has been passionate about it ever since. He works as a PMO for large transformation Programs and Portfolios in banking and insurance industries. With an academic background in Economics and Management, he developed most of his experience as a project manager in training and consultancy projects. He also worked in finance where he recently played a leadership role in a Shared Service Center.
Currently the President of IPMA Young Crew Portugal and part of several teams within IPMA Young Crew, he has been actively contributing to both Portuguese and international project management communities.

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.

Alena Vejsadová (Czech Republic)

Angel Estuardo Pulido De León (Guatemala)

António Andrade Dias (Portugal)

Helio Costa (Portugal)

Joanna Rzempała (Poland)

Miguel Carvalho e Melo (Portugal)

Peter Coesmans (Netherlands)

Peter Milsom (Canada)

Piotr Zinkiewicz (Poland)

Tim Jaques (USA)

Tomasz Zbroiński (Poland)

Younous Hizebry (Morocco)