Michel Thiry, FAPM, PhD, PMP
PMI Fellow, 2006
Michel Thiry is co-founder and managing partner of Valense Ltd., a global organizational consultancy and PMI Global Registered Education Provider since 2003. He has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project management, program management and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number of strategic programs for major corporations in various fields. Dr. Thiry is a regular keynote speaker for major international events, both at the academic and practice levels, since 1996. In 2013, PMI published a revised and updated version of his book, A Framework for Value Management Practice. His 2010 book, Program Management, received an Award of Merit by the Canadian Project Management Association and is on PMI’s recommended list of readings for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® exam. The second edition is currently in print. He was also a contributing editor for PM Network® magazine from 2003 to 2008, and a significant contributor to The Standard for Program Management – Third Edition (2013), and was on the core team of Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide (2013). Dr. Thiry has a BA in Architecture and an MSc in Organizational Behaviour with the School of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of London, and a PhD on the Contextualisation of Project Organizations at Middlesex University. Dr. Thiry has been a seminar leader for PMI Seminars World since 2001. He was a director of the PMI Montreal Chapter from 1993 to 1996 and of the PMI United Kingdom Chapter from 1997 to 2001. He was secretary and president of the European Governing Board for Value Management Training and Certification from 1999 to 2006. Dr. Thiry was also a co-founder of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis in 1993 and member of the board until 1996. He is currently a member of the PMI Certification Governance Council. In addition to the PMI Fellow Award received in 2006, Dr. Thiry was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the Canadian Society of Value Analysis in 2008. In 2014, he was awarded the PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to the practice of the profession, and leadership in advancing project management concepts, techniques, practices or theories.