Ricardo Triana, PMP
PMI Fellow, 2019
Ricardo Triana is a seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder with more than 20 years of experience as consultant in organizational project management for private and government organizations across the United States, Europe and Latin America. He specializes in consulting and training about advanced project management topics (organizational project management, portfolio and program management, troubled projects and the strategic PMO), as well as interpersonal skills (change management, leadership, conflict management and negotiation). Mr. Triana has collaborated with large consulting firms at the regional and global levels, European financial services companies, and global online education providers. Currently he is President and Managing Director for Americas and Asia Pacific for Practical Thinking Group, a consulting firm that serves private and government organizations across Latin America, Brazil, North America, Europe and AP, managing several programs and projects across different industries, including government, mining, construction, telecomm, financial services, information technology and development projects. Additionally, he acts as a Project Management Advisor with the United Nations Office of Project Services and is a Program Management and Leadership Consultant with the InterAmerican Development Bank. A Colombian and Mexican citizen and resident of the United States, Mr. Triana has lived and worked in several countries. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese; an intermediate level of fluency in French and Italian and has a basic knowledge of Greek and Latin. He holds a BSA with a focus on language and pedagogy. He is also a certified facilitator to improve communication and reduce conflict through the Strength Deployment Inventory. A member of the PMI Board of Directors 2010–2015, Mr. Triana was the 2014 Chair, 2013 Vice Chair, and 2012 Chair of the Strategy Development Oversight Committee. He is a graduate of PMI® Leadership Master Class, a former president of the PMI South Florida Chapter, and has held volunteer leadership positions with local and global communities, on standards projects (content provider for the PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition, quality control leader for OPM3® – Second Edition), and has actively supported the PMI global congresses. He frequently writes articles and delivers keynote speeches, and has been interviewed by several media outlets, including CNN en Español, Record TV in Brazil and other media in India, China, Argentina, México, Brazil, US and Colombia among others.