Thomas Walenta, Dipl. Math, PMP, PgMP, PMI Fellow
Thomas Walenta has been a member of PMI since 1992 and a member of GPM (IPMA) since 1995. After obtaining his PMP in 1998, he became involved with leadership of the PMI Frankfurt Chapter, serving as its president from 1998 to 2005. During that time, Mr. Walenta also served in a variety of PMI volunteer positions at global level, such as helping to create the first editions of The Standards for Program and Portfolio Management. He was an influencer to PMI for European chapter interests.
In 2005, Mr. Walenta was elected as a member of the PMI Board of Directors for the term 2006-2008. In this period, he served on the External Relations and Volunteer Involvement standing committee of the Board and was its chair and member of the Board Governance Committee for all of 2007 and part of 2008. Since 2011, Mr. Walenta has served on PMI's Ethics Review Committee. Mr. Walenta worked for IBM from 1983 to 2014. He decided to pursue a career in project management in 1988 and founded his own company in parallel to his employment in 2001. He is now offering interim (temporary) management, training, consulting for project and program management, is a global public speaker and author.