Project Management Institute

Alagesan Hanippuya, PMP

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PHOTO BY SIMON TOFFANELLO

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Title: Head of IT

Organization: RHB Banking Group

Industry: Financial services

What three adjectives best describe you?

Frank, adventurous, detailed

How has your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification helped you do your job?

It shows stakeholders that they are working with someone who really knows the job.

What's the best project management advice you've received?

You only have a cup of energy a day! Use it wisely.

What's the most interesting project you've worked on?

I've managed so many, but the latest one was very personal: my wedding.

What's a signature project you wish you could have worked on?

Opening/closing ceremonies at the Olympics. I like celebrations!

What's the best part of your job?

I get to develop my leadership skills through experience.

What is the most beautiful place you've ever been?

Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, India is amazing architecture that's stood tall for more than 1,000 years.

What historic person would you want on a project team?

Mahatma Gandhi. We'd work on a project to promote peace.

If you weren't working in project management, what would be your dream job?

A Travel Channel host so I could share the beauty of planet Earth.

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