Project Management Institute Names Sunil Prashara as New President & Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia, PA - 4 March 2019
“Building on its legacy of 50 successful years of advancing the practice of project management globally, PMI is setting an exciting new course for the next 50 years and beyond,” said Randall T. (Randy) Black, P. Eng., PMP, chair of PMI’s Board of Directors. “Sunil’s global leadership, expertise in digital transformation, and passion for PMI’s purpose made him a natural fit as our next CEO. His leadership will also mark an era of enhanced transparency and collaboration to galvanize members, volunteers and stakeholders in support of PMI’s work -- ensuring that we are communicating the impact and value of project management around the world.”
Sunil brings more than three decades of valuable global leadership to PMI, with a solid track record of setting strategies, delivering large scale transformation agendas, and meeting growth and profit challenges for international organizations.
“Technology is transforming the way the world conducts business at lightning speed. I look forward to working with the team at PMI to deliver on a bold, new multi-year initiative designed to sharpen the organization’s strategic direction, enhance its technological capabilities to embrace shifting workplace trends, and deliver unparalleled value to our members, volunteers, chapters and project professionals,” Sunil said. “As a global business leader for large and complex companies around the world, I have seen firsthand the power that professional project management brings in making individuals and their organizations successful.”
Prior to joining PMI, Sunil served as CEO of i1too Ltd in the U.K., a sales accelerator for digital start-ups, which he founded in 2016 and grew internationally. He previously served as CEO of Expereo International, and also held numerous executive leadership positions throughout the information and communications technology and telecommunications industries. His extensive multi-functional multi-cultural, multi-geography experience includes managing sales, operations and digital transformation for companies such as Vodafone, Nokia, Accenture and Perot Systems (NTT). As a business executive, he has developed an appreciation for project management expertise, and understands from an “outside-in” perspective how PMI can expand its reach globally.
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PMI is the leading authority in project management, committed to advancing the project management profession to positively impact project success. We empower professionals to excel in project management practices through our growing global community, knowledge sharing, and best-in-class certifications—driving positive change in organizations and communities. Since 1969, our unwavering mission has been to advocate for the profession by offering life-long learning and connections to sharpen high-demand skills. Today, PMI provides professionals at every stage of their career journey with the globally recognized standards, online courses, thought leadership, events, and tools they need to succeed. With 300 chapters around the world, PMI members can network, find mentors, access career opportunities, and learn from peers, working together to drive greater impact.
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