PMI Rising Leader Award

  • 2022


    • Tu Dang Khoa, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASM, DASSM

      Tu Dang Khoa was born and grew up in Vietnam, one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies. As the market changes every day, Khoa focuses on optimization and continuous improvement in everything, developing himself to become a software solution consultant as well as a professional project management trainer. Currently, Khoa is a senior project manager at FPT Software and a PMI-Authorized Training Partner Instructor for PMP, PMI-ACP, DASM, and DASSM at Atoha Institute. He loves to leverage other people's enthusiasm and talents in project management and learn from their stories. Together with a leadership group, he grew the largest PM community in Vietnam to over 20,000 members and continues to deliver a series of exciting project management workshops.

    • Syed Ahsan Mustaqeem PE, PMP

      Syed Ahsan Mustaqeem has vast experience leading successful projects in the energy, manufacturing and aerospace sectors. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he holds postgraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. Syed plays a multi-faceted role for the advancement of Project Management and is employed at Pakistan Petroleum Limited, one of the largest E&P companies in Pakistan with many critical projects on the portfolio. He was awarded Youngest Project Manager of Pakistan award in 2018 by PMI Karachi Pakistan Chapter for successful project delivery. A seasoned researcher and academician, his research on Project Success and Project Management Maturity in Pakistan paves the way for the country to venture into Project economy. He has been volunteering with PMI in different roles since 2016 and has reviewed the exposure drafts of various standards. He is the first and only Pakistani who has been honored on the PMI Future 50 Rising Leaders list.

    • Innocentia Mahlangu Pr.Eng, PMP, MSc Eng, AgilePM, FSAICE

      Innocentia Mahlangu is an award-winning and internationally recognized Professional Project Manager & Senior Civil Engineer. Innocentia is experienced in railway infrastructure projects, having held positions such as design engineer and resident engineer as well as roles in project and construction management. In her current role at Hatch, she is a specialist project manager and project delivery sponsor, overseeing projects in the mining, metals, and infrastructure sectors. Innocentia is the current chair of the South Africa Institution of Civil Engineering's Diversity & Inclusivity panel as well as a board member. Additionally, she is the founder of a non-profit organization for women in engineering, SHEngineers. Innocentia has received several awards including PMI Future 50 Young Global Project Leader. She is also a TEDx Speaker and the author of Unleash Your Unique Advantage, targeted at advancing women.

    • Taras Fedoruk PMP, PSM II, KCP, SPS

      Taras Fedoruk is a project and program management professional, trainer, coach, and mentor from Ukraine. He is experienced in various IT fields, including FinTech, marketing analytics, internal business process automation, and healthcare. Taras' goal is to create and maintain an environment for teams to become better versions of themselves every day. Taras has worked on several implementation and greenfield product launch projects since 2013. Additionally, he has trained over 700 people in project management and agile ways of working disciplines, consulted companies, and mentored individuals. Taras is an active volunteer in the PMI Ukraine Chapter and is certified in PMP, PSM II, KCP, SPS, and several other industry-recognized providers.

    • Captain Samuel M. Clark, USAF, MBA

      Samuel Michael Clark was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Astoria, Oregon. He attended the University of Portland from 2008-2013 and earned a BS in Civil Engineering and a commission into the United States Air Force (as a second lieutenant, civil engineer and officer). Samuel earned a Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University in 2017 and was promoted to the rank of Captain. Samuel then earned a Masters in Engineering Management (as well as a graduate certificate in Autonomous Systems) from the Air Force Institute of Technology (Dayton, Ohio) in 2018. Samuel has been stationed in Delaware, Ohio, North Dakota, Germany, and deployed to Kuwait, Qatar, Niger, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

  • 2021


    • Khalid Almarzouqi, PMP, PfMP, RMP

      Khalid Almarzouqi is a projects portfolio management professional, certified trainer, public speaker, youth mentor and a social media influencer from the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is PfMP, PMP, and PMI-RMP certified and holds an MBA in project management. Mr. Almarzouqi has delivered hundreds of workshops locally and regionally, focusing on leadership, youth development, creative thinking, and project management. Khalid’s passion for project management led him to become the youngest head of a PMO office at age 22. He later joined the Projects and Performance Management department at the Labor Fund and is currently the Director of Strategic Projects at the Prime Minister’s office in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    • Sunday Eshomogie Okogie, MSc, PMP

      Sunday Okogie came across project management as a career in 2011 and has pursued it with a passion ever since. He began his career as a facilitator for a training institute in Nigeria, impacting the lives of local youth. In 2016, Sunday received a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Engineering in the UK. After graduation, he joined Rolls-Royce where he demonstrated his understanding of the global applicability of the PM body of knowledge. His most challenging and rewarding project to date is his current role: managing the introduction of two new manufacturing capabilities to extend the in-service life of the Rolls-Royce Trent-1000 intermediate pressure turbine blade by 25%. Once complete, this capability will allow customers to keep fleets flying longer and extend the blade’s mean time to repair.

    • Nia Mallyn, MBA, PMP, CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO

      Nia Mallyn is a Senior IT Project Manager at CRH Americas and is a proven IT Project Management Professional experienced in the fields of insurance/reinsurance, financial federal institutions, telemarketing/communications, construction, and retail/wholesale. Nia has a strong understanding of existing business processes, providing cost effective technology solutions, and excelling through continuous learning. Over the years she has worked on several large implementation and integration projects with budgets up to $100M. Nia is certified in PMP, A-CSM, CSP- SM, CSM, CSPO and LSSGB and retains an MBA from the University of Georgia.

  • 2020


    • Lt. Dimitrios Zaires Exec. MSc, MBA, CMILT, PMI-RMP

    • Dr. Ritu Ahuja, PMI-ACP, MRICS

    • Roman Reznikov

    • Nguyen Si Trieu Chau, LIMC, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, IPMO-E, PMO-CP

  • 2019


    • Ramin Faraji, MSc. PMP

    • Kamil Mroz

    • Taiwo Abraham, MBA, PMP

  • 2018


    • Cristian Soto, PMP

    • Vinod Kumar Paidakula, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP, PgMP

    • Bashair Aljubair, Eng, PMP

    • Manwendra Singh, PRINCE 2, PMI-ACP, PMP

    • Jake Nink

    • Saad S. Hujran Alshahrani, B.Eng, PMP

    • Tammy Ashraf, LIMC, PMI-ACP