Project Management Institute

Sunil Prashara

Sunil Prashara

Sunil Prashara

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Sunil is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a globally recognized thought leader on new ways of working and the growing shift toward project-based work known as The Project Economy. He has carried this message forward to audiences worldwide, including major global forums hosted by the Economist, the United Nations Global Compact, and several Fortune 500 companies. 

Throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunil emerged as an influential voice on trends reshaping the workplace, including digital transformation, the power of emerging technology trends such as Citizen Development, and the urgent need to cultivate people-centered "Power Skills."

The CEO Publication has recognized Sunil as one of the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the United Kingdom. Under his leadership, PMI has also received a range of industry awards. These honors include recognition as one of the "Top 100 Associations That Will Save The World" by the American Society of Association Executives, highlighting PMI's emphasis on social impact. Sunil also serves as a member of the advisory board of the Global Peter Drucker Forum.

Sunil's key priorities since joining PMI as CEO in March 2019 include the expansion of PMI’s global footprint. Sunil led PMI’s transformation into a global and innovative enterprise, serving an expanded portfolio of products and offerings to project professionals and changemakers around the globe.

Before joining PMI, Sunil held numerous executive leadership positions throughout the information and communications technology and telecommunications industries. His extensive multi-functional and multi-cultural experiences across geographies include managing sales, operations, and digital transformation for a range of global companies, including Vodafone, Nokia, Accenture, and Perot Systems (NTT), as well as founding and serving as CEO of a sales accelerator for digital start-ups.

Sunil speaks Punjabi and Hindi. He is a graduate of the University of London and resides in the U.K. with his wife and two sons. His broad international experience includes time living and working in Kenya, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and France. He enjoys golf, boxing, martial arts, and traveling.