As President & CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Mark A. Langley leads a loyal and dedicated group of more than 700,000 stakeholders who live and work in nearly every country on Earth. The chief spokesperson for PMI’s thought leadership and advocacy platform, Mark spends countless hours demonstrating the value of project, program and portfolio management to organization executives, government leaders, and the media. He travels the globe to work directly with practitioners: Institute members, credential holders, and volunteers to advance the profession of project management. Mark joined PMI in 2002 as director of finance and administration and was promoted shortly thereafter to executive vice president and COO, a role he held until he was named President & CEO in late 2010. Under Mark’s leadership, PMI’s stakeholder base has grown five-fold and has transitioned from primarily North American to a truly global representation. During that time, PMI has also continued to introduce valuable professional certifications, develop additional global standards and practice guidelines to meet market needs, and deliver value to stakeholders through targeted industry alliances and affiliations. Prior to joining PMI, he served as Chief Financial Officer for ChemLogix and held senior leadership positions with AssetTRADE.com, Quala Systems, Inc. and Castle Energy Corp. He began his career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and is a Certified Public Accountant. Married for 30 years, Mark and his wife are the proud parents of four children. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.