By nearly every measure, 2019 was a year packed with change and progress for PMI.
We welcomed and on-boarded a new global CEO; celebrated 50 years of building and advancing the profession of project management; launched an energetic and forward-looking new brand; refreshed our strategy; and accelerated our transformation.
We made two ground-breaking acquisitions in the Agile space; developed a host of exciting new products and platforms to support members, partners, chapters, volunteers and the organizations they serve; implemented a powerful new regional model; and proudly crossed the threshold of one million active PMPs around the world.
Early in 2019, the Board undertook a comprehensive global search for PMI’s new President and CEO. The Board was committed to finding a new leader for PMI with proven global experience, a robust background in digital transformation, and an ability to honor PMI’s past while taking the organization boldly into the future.
Most important, this new leader needed to be passionate about PMI’s global not-for-profit mission and purpose – to advance the profession worldwide and to prepare more than three million project, program and portfolio professionals for a world in which work and individuals are organized around projects.
Sunil Prashara, President & CEO of PMI introduces the 2019 Annual Report.
PMI Executive Leadership Team
Meet the executives who lead and manage our team and initiatives across the globe, implementing the vision established by our Board of Directors.
I am particularly proud of the new culture we have established over the last 2 years. Today’s PMI is not the PMI when I joined in 2015. A huge transformation has already occurred but we have miles to go on our journey to better serve our global stakeholders.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
In this period of enormous change and transformation for PMI, I’m most proud of our team of staff and volunteers. They never wavered in their commitment to our purpose and mission to deliver extraordinary value for our customers, stakeholders and the profession. We surpassed 1M active certification holders, and more than 600K global members. It was a year of celebration of the past 50 years, and anticipation and excitement for the next 50 years!
In 2019, I learned this lesson for the future as we move forward: if you think change and transformation is easy, you’re not doing it right!
Vice President, Global Experience & Solutions
In 2019, I’m proud that PMI achieved a new brand that reflected a vibrant, forward-looking organization, and the establishment of regional hubs to better serve our members, chapters, and volunteers. In 2019, I learned this lesson for the future as we move forward – to stay relevant and grow, PMI must accelerate its reach into new communities beyond the project management “bubble” with compelling products and experiences.
VP, Global Engagement, Sub-Saharan Africa
In 2019, I’m proud that PMI acquired Disciplined Agile, a comprehensive guidance system across all of Agility. We now help people at all levels, tailor Agile ways of working, making their organizations even more unique and competitive. In 2019, I learned just how important technology-enhanced, virtual learning and work was going to be. In 2020, these changes suddenly became universal.
Chief Strategy & Growth Officer
I’m proud that PMI transformed its transparency and communication with its various stakeholders — ensuring that those who rely on PMI understand what the organization does for them around the world. I learned that not all stakeholders want the same things, or even the same level of engagement with PMI. We need to customize PMI’s offerings to deliver value across a wide global spectrum.
Interim Vice President, Communications
In 2019, I'm proud that PMI has invested in transforming our digital foundation which is key to organization agility, global scale, and a delightful customer experience.
In 2019, I learned this lesson for the future as we move forward: PMI has infinite opportunities to add value to the world; at the same time we need to prioritize our efforts aligned to our resources to drive sustainable change.
Vice President, Global Operations
2019 was the 20th anniversary of PMI in China. Through partnership with the Chinese government, we realized many significant achievements, including increasing awareness of PMI and reaching a total of 330,000 active PMPs in China by the end of 2019 – around 20% growth over the previous year. In the same time, we extended PMI’s business territory coverage by successfully setting up a new branch office in the Southwest region of China.
Bob (Yong Tao) Chen
Managing Director, China
In 2019, I'm proud that PMI achieved an expanded global footprint through establishing regions to get closer to our stakeholders; our brand refresh changing the way we look; significant capability additions to support transformation; and the 50th anniversary of our dynamic organization. We are one team, one song, one dance – working together to build and accelerate the future of the profession.
Vice President, Global Talent
In 2019, I am proud that we made a significant milestone with our hot bricks transformation program, particularly implementing our pilot program on local currency capability in Brazil and India. That pilot program was to quickly address specific customer needs while capturing feedback. I learned we should always focus on continuously sensing and responding to the needs of stakeholders in a very agile and gymnastic way.
Vice President, Finance
I am proud of PMI's ability to focus on better serving its stakeholders by adopting a regional model that aims to better understand and meet the needs of our stakeholders in their specific environments.
William Scarborough, J.D.
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- Africa and most of the developing world will be home to a new generation of talent ready to tackle a new generation of projects.
- Climate change ranks as one of the biggest existential threats to civilization, but project professionals can play a pivotal role in avoiding the point of no return.