Project Management Institute Unveils the 2023 Future 50 List Celebrating 50 Standout Rising Leaders Reshaping the Future

The 2023 honorees are redefining project success and driving innovation around the globe – from breaking down the language barriers hindering climate education, to navigating the future of AI.

Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced the 2023  Future 50 list, featuring 50 outstanding Rising Leaders who are transforming the world and reshaping the future through projects. These 50 individuals represent a new cohort of project professionals driving transformation across all PMI regions and several industries.

In the world today, global megatrends such as digital disruption, demographic shifts and the climate crisis are driving the future of business and society. At the same time, the global economy needs 25 million new project professionals by 2030.  The 2023 Future 50 honorees are collectively setting an example and leading the charge in problem solving while creating a better world through projects.Honorees from North America include Founder and Executive Director of Climate Cardinals, Sophia Kianni, whose nonprofit translated climate education materials in more than 100 languages. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineer, Christine Gebara is immersed in an ongoing project to help NASA explore how additive manufacturing can revolutionize spacecraft design. U.S. Air Force, Maj. Samuel Michael Clark and Civil Engineer Officer is known for his work building out infrastructure across the globe.

“PMI remains committed to uplifting the voices of those project professionals who aim higher, drive impact on society, and transform the world,” said Pierre Le Manh, President and Chief Executive Officer at PMI. “This year’s Future 50 list showcases the power of the PMI community and the role the next generation of project professionals play in creating global change.”

The full 2023 Future 50 List includes: 

  • Abdalah Maiguizo, PMP
  • Aisha Garba
  • Alisha Arora
  • Antoine-Marie Préaut
  • Aurora Gualtieri, CAPM
  • Christine Gebara
  • Ernie Szeto, PMP
  • Felipe Lara Leyva
  • Florian Grigoleit
  • Fred Camus Yeomans
  • Gabriel Liguori, MD, PhD 
  • Guruchandraprabu Ramanathan
  • Hafiz Naseer Afzal, PMP
  • Harshavardhana Gourineni
  • Hissah Bin Zuayer, PMI-ACP, PMP, PMI-PBA, PfMP
  • Jiawei Wang, PMP
  • Jin Chen, PMP
  • John Ndubuisi, PMP
  • Johnnie Stark, PMP
  • Jonas Hess
  • Jeffrey Lin
  • Kathleen Siminyu
  • Kevin Gemayel, PMP
  • Krystal Brady, DASSM, DAVSC, PMP
  • Lëmnec Tiller
  • Maha Khan, PMP
  • Manuel Praia, CAPM
  • Manwendra Singh, PMI-ACP, PMP
  • Mohammed Alsobhi, PMI-RMP, PMP, PgMP
  • Monique Sekhon
  • Nanma Gireesh
  • Naoji Matsuhisa
  • Nikky Chen, PMI-ACP, PMP
  • Norma Edith García-González
  • Nuha Hashem
  • Olalla García Pérez, PMI-ACP, PMP
  • Samuel Michael Clark, Major 
  • Sarah Castle
  • Scarlin Marcelina Gómez Tejada, PMP 
  • Sergio R. Hernández Torres, PMP
  • Shangqin Yi, PMP
  • Sophia Kianni
  • Taras Fedoruk, PMP
  • Tomás Giovanetti
  • Torge Oeverdiek, CAPM, PMP
  • Toyin Fatubarin, PMP
  • Tosin Oshinowo
  • Từ Đăng Khoa, PMI-ACP, PMP
  • Yu-Han Hsu (Janice)
  • Zenan He

The final list represents a full spectrum of regions, industries, and achievements in the project-focused world of work, where people have the skills and capabilities, they need to make a difference and create change.

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