Pat Lucey

Pat Lucey

Pat Lucey, M.Eng, PMI-ACP, PMP

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Pat Lucey, a project professional and entrepreneur, is co-founder of Aspira, an international consultancy delivering technology, project management and business advisory services.

He served as CEO and chairperson of Aspira (2007–2022), overseeing its growth from a six-person, Irish-only organization to a 280-person international firm. This work spanned both private and public sector projects across a range of industries. His leadership was further recognized as a finalist in the International EY Entrepreneur of the Year program in 2020.

Passionate about the power of project management to produce positive transformation, his mission on the PMI Board of Directors will be to serve PMI chapters and project professionals and raise the importance of issues such as governance of AI technology.

Mr. Lucey is president emeritus of the PMI Ireland Chapter, where he served as director and/or president for 10 years. He was delighted to host the 50-year celebratory EMEA Leadership Institute Meeting and PMI® Global Congress in Dublin in 2019. He is a strong supporter of the Brighter Communities Worldwide charity, delivering health and education infrastructure projects in Kenya.

Prior to founding Aspira, he was director of project management at Motorola for 17 years and an engineer with Siemens. He is acknowledged as a thought leader in project management and is an in-demand keynote speaker at conferences worldwide.

His academic background includes two degrees in engineering from University of Limerick, a diploma in business management and an executive development diploma. He holds both Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certifications and is a Professional Scrum Master™ and Professional Scrum Product Owner™.

He enjoys sharing practical entrepreneurial and project management skills with students of all ages. Despite this, his wife and two children note his tendency to underestimate task durations whenever he takes on an IKEA furniture assembly task.