PMI Lebanon | Fast Track Your PMO

Fast Track Your PMO 2022 16 Jun

PMI Lebanon Chapter is holding an Online EVENT in coordination with PMO CLOBAL INSTITUTE where the speakers will be discussing “FAST TRACK YOUR PMO" on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM Lebanon Local Time.


  • Welcome and Intro - President of PMI Lebanon Chapter - Hicham Zeinoun
  • Key Note Speech - by Abdulla, CEO of PMO Global Institute Inc
  • Challenges of PMO in Lebanon - By Naji Shelala
  • FAST Track PMO - By Walid Mohammed AbuSamaha
  • Career in PMO - by Corrine O'Brien
  • Quiz & Contest and Q&A - by Nadin Krukouskaya

About the Speakers

Hisham Zeinoun Headshot

Hisham Zeinoun, PMP

PMI Lebanon Chapter President
B.E Civil Engineer

Hisham Zeinoun is the founder and owner of Zeinoun Engineering & Contracting. He has been working in the construction industry for more than 25 years during which he has designed and executed numerous projects covering residential, industrial commercial and educational centers in addition to renovation of Lebanese old houses.

As a member of Syndicate of Engineers in Beirut since 1992, he has practiced and evangelized project management knowledge through delivering PMP exam preparation sessions to colleagues held at the Syndicate in Beirut.

He is a member of Municipality of Roumieh-Metn council and currently is involved in all the sustainability and development related projects and activities of his village aiming to preserve and maintain the Lebanese tradition and heritage.

Hisham holds a Bechelor of Civil Engineering Degree from AUB. He is PMP certified and is an active member of the PMI Lebanon Chapter.




CEO of PMO Global Institute Inc. and PMaspire Singapore Pte Ltd.

Abdulla is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a passionate PMO professional. Abdulla is the Chairman and key contributor to the PMOGuidebook® development project. He is also the CEO of PMO Global Institute Inc. which is the certification body of the
CB-PMO Certification, which is expanding knowledge of PMOs worldwide.

Abdulla was awarded as the “Most Influential CEO of 2018” by CV Magazine, UK, for learning and development. He is the creator/architect of the world's first Artificial Intelligence Based PMO Software and “AI Driven PMO Model”. Among his other creations include the award-winning “Multi Lingual Exam Simulation Platform”, which is available in 7 international languages and being used by more than 100,000 users in 120 countries.

Abdulla is a passionate project management speaker and has spoken in more than 20 countries across all continents. As the CEO of this prestigious Global PMO Institute, Abdulla's mission is to make PMO learning and tools available in 200 countries in the next 3-5 years,
through community engagement, knowledge sharing and partnership programs.

LinkedIn Profile -
Personal Website -

Abdullah Headshot

Naji Shelala Headshot

Naji Shelala

Co- Founder of Baitna association, Co-Founder of Afak Jadida

Naji Shelala graduated in 1986 from the American University of Beirut (AUB) With a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering. He continued to develop his career, pursued and received the following certifications:

  • PMP - Project Management Professional (PMI)
  • ACP - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI)
  • ATP - Authorized Training Instructor (PMI)
  • CCP - Certified Cost Professional (AACE)
  • ARB - Assistant Arbitrator (ACA)
  • PCC - Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • TOT - Certified Training of Trainers (RPS)

Field of Expertise:

Naji has trained and coached several institutional bodies; NGOs, Schools, Youth, Engineers, Managers, and Private organizations; a total of 1950 trainees.

Social Activities:

Naji is engaged in social work since 1990, especially with mentally challenged people. He assumed the presidency of Lebanon Faith and Light communities for 6 years, Co- Founder of Baitna association, Co-Founder of Afak Jadida.


Walid Mohammed AbuSamaha, PMP, CB-PMO, PMOGI-ABPI

CEO, Founder and Partner Smart Start Center

Walid M Abusamaha is a PMP certified since the late of 2011, he is also a certified CB-PMO consultant, and an authorized instructor for the CB-PMO framework (PMOGI-ABPI). Walid has more than 10 years of PMO consultation; being in this field for a long time, Walid was able to participate in defining, developing and managing too many governmental PMO offices in Saudi Arabia. Walid was also a successful project manager; he was always nominated by management to directly manage some of organization's strategic projects.

Walid was always a key stakeholder and a subject mater expert concerning defining and promoting organization's PMO Strategic Objectives, PMO 2PG (Policy, Procedures and Governance) and PMO Technology Stack.

Walid and based on his onsite PMO management experience, was looking to find a matured and global PMO framework, which led him to adopt the idea of becoming a CB-PMO Certified Consultant after reviewing the PMO Framework that was provided by PMO-CI.

Walid is able to transfer this experience and knowledge "which is enforced by the CB-PMO Framework" to the global, by providing PMO consultation services and training sessions through Smart Start Center and under the support of PMO-CI Institute. Smart Start Center is able to provide its consultation services, knowledge sharing and training activates in Arabic language. 


Walid Mohammed AbuSamaha Headshot

Corrine O'Brien Headshot

Corrine O'Brien

Vice President of Europe and Latin America, PMO Global Institute Inc.

Corrine is the Vice President of Partnerships for Europe and Latin America at PMO Global Institute. She is responsible for promoting PMO learning through collaboration and the partnership program.

Corrine is an expert communicator who has benefitted from engaging in multiple work experiences across industry verticals, including; finance, education and hospitality. She has a deep understanding of the diversity of project management, gaining cross-cultural expertise from operating in 6 countries across 3 continents over the past 16 years.

Corrine understands how hard it can be to drive constructive and lasting change in organizations. By sharing the knowledge of PMO Global Institute’s CB-PMO Framework and Guidebook, Corrine strives to change the fabric of PMOs across continents, by ensuring PMOs are not simply performing, but succeeding, thriving and speaking the same global language. 


Event Details

Date & Time

16 June 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Europe Standard Time+02:00)


Virtual Event


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