Prof. Christophe N. Bredillet has 27 years of experience mainly in the fild of Strategy, Program& Project Management. He is Director General and Chief Scientist of the Centre for Advanced Studies & Research in Project, Program, Portfolio Management (CASR 3PM), a global think tank located in Dakar, Senegal.
Till recently and for the past 18 years, he was the Provost & Dean, Director of Postgraduate Programs & Studies, and Professor of Strategic Management & Program/Project Management at SKEMA Business School (ESC Lille). He used to be Professor, Chair of Project Management & Economics at University of Technology Sydney from 2001 to 2002. Recently (2005) he has also been appointed as an External Examiner for Henley Management College (2005- 2009). He is strongly involved in PM Professional Associations and Research Networks. He is Editor of the Project Management Journal, and was PMI MAG Research Member and co-lead of two research & standards development projects for PMI (Project Managers Competences and Organizational Project Management Maturity Model). He is steering committee member of the Global Working Group Standards and steering committee member of the international non-aligned think tank group named OLCI.
His main interests and research activities are in the fild of portfolio/program/project management (principles & theories of portfolio/program//project management, knowledge management, bodies of knowledge, standards, use of system dynamics modeling to design lifelong learning structure in portfolio/program/project management) and business dynamics (use of systems thinking and system dynamics in both portfolio/program/project and strategic management). These research activities are grounded on situational and praxeological approaches and on a constructivist and subjectivist points of view. These roles and responsibilities involve academic & consulting work and faculty management on international basis. In both research and professional domains, he is strongly involved with professional project management associations (PMI®, IPMA, APM Group, ICCPM and PMAJ (Japan)). These commitments enable him to be strongly aware in portfolio/ program/project management research and cutting edge professional practice
Professor, Founder of Project Mana- gement Association of Japan (PMAJ),Japan.
Pr. Hiroshi Tanaka is founder of Project Management Association of Japan (PMAJ), Professor of Strategy, Program and Project Management at SKEMA Business School, France, and Hon. Professor of Program and Project Management at Center for Advanced Studies and Research of Project, Program and Portfolio Management (CASR3PM), Senegal and at Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in Ukraine.
Pr.Tanaka is one of the pioneering leaders in the global project management community. He is a member of, and the representative of ENAA at Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest global project management association headquartered in U.S.A. since 1984; one of the six founders of and was former Chair of the Global Project Management Forum (GPMF) linking the world’s major project management associations as well as the founder of the “JVQT” Alliance, a presidential alliance of project management associations in the six countries with growing project management interests, Japan, India, China, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. His other membership includes International Project Management Association –IPMA, though three national associations: PMA India (Global Fellow), UPMA Ukraine (Honorary Fellow) and SOVNET Russia (Lifetime Honorary Member). He co-au- thored two Japanese and two English (McGraw-Hill) books on project management. He is editor-in-chief of P2M English Edition.
Professor, SKEMA, Adjunct Professor, Henley Management College, UK . Rodney Turner is managing consultant at EuroProjex Ltd and affiliated Profes- sor at SKEMA Business School, in Lille France where he is Scientific Director for the PhD in Project and Program Management at. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and the Kemmy Business School, Limerick. Rodney was educated at Auckland University where he did a Bachelor of Engineering and Oxford University where he received an MSc in Industrial mathematics and a DPhil in Engineering Science.
Rodney was introduced to project management working for ICI as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the petrochemical industry. He then worked for Coopers and Lybrand as a management consultant, working in shipbuilding, manufacturing, telecommunications, computing, finance, government, and other areas.
Rodney is the author or editor of sixteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best-selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management. He lectures on project management worldwide.
Frank T. Anbari (PhD Project Management and Quality Enhancement, MBA, MS Engineering, PMP®, PE, and ASQ Certifid Six Sigma Black Belt) is a Clinical Professor of Project Management at the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He previously served as a Faculty member and Director of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University, Washington, DC and taught in the executive development and graduate programs at Penn State University and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Anbari gained extensive industrial experience serving in leadership positions in engineering and information technology at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Day and Zimmermann, and American Water Works Service Company. He developed and taught seminars and courses in project management, earned value management, quality management, and Lean Six Sigma, for private industry and public sector organizations throughout North America and Europe.
Dr. Anbari is an accomplished teacher and educator. He presents widely, conducts rigorous, useful research, and publishes extensively on signifiant, relevant topics in project management and quality enhancement. Results of his research appeared in over 120 papers, book chapters, books, case studies, and conference proceedings. He is co-recipient of competitive research grants from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Outstanding Research Contribution 2008 from the International Project Management Association.
Dr. Anbari serves as Chair, PMI®Educational Foundation Awards and Scholarships Judges Committee, and as member of the editorial boards of Project Management Journal(PMI®/Wiley), International Journal of Project Management (Elsevier), and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (Emerald). He served as Vice President–Education and Certifiation, PMI®College of Performance Management,member of the editorial board of Quality Management Journal,and examiner (1993–1995) and alumni examiner (1999–2000) for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Dr. Deepak Bajaj has a diverse technical, business and research background, with 23 years of combined experience in real estate fund management, contracting, consulting and academia. As Director, Projects and Investments, for Unitech Realty Investors, he leads the fund management business and has three domestic funds fully invested and one international fund, with about $750 million under management. Under his leadership, Unitech Realty Investors has been awarded a commendation of excellence at the Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards in Shanghai in April 2008 for contribution to the industry in the region and India.
Previously, Deepak has worked in India and Australia, as well as on assignments in China and France. He has been honoured with the AIB National Excellence Award in 1999 (Construction Management) and FM Australia National Excellence Award for Knowledge Achievement in 2003 (Risk Management). Deepak is an author of numerous research publications, and guest editor and referee to numerous journals. He has published extensively in the area of project risk management. He holds a BE degree from MIT, India, a Masters in construction management from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a PhD in strategic risk management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Kashiwagi was born on October 27, 1952 to Shizuo and Midori Kashiwagi. His father, Shizuo, was a second generation Japanese-American who graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and became a civil and structural engineer for the city and county of Honolulu. His mother was an entrepreneur with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii. Dean was the youngest of three children.
Kashiwagi received an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, followed by a master's degree in 1983, and a PhD in 1991 both in industrial engineering.
He served in the United States Air Force for 14 years after serving a church mission in Japan and attending college. While in college, Kashiwagi was a member of ROTC. After he received his undergraduate degree, Kashiwagi moved to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico where he became the JOC president. During this time, Kashiwagi was sent to Arizona State University to acquire his PhD. In 1992, Kashiwagi retired from the air force and began teaching at Arizona State University.
He developed the ideas of Information Measurement Theory and the Kashiwagi Solution Model; applying his theories to businesses, he developed a modified theory is called the Performance Information Procurement System. With this model Kashiwagi started the Performance Based Research Group at Arizona State University.
Professor Dr. Azhar Mansur Khan is an engineer, economist and management specialist. He is an international expert of Project Management, Project Finance, Cost-benefi analysis and Personnel Development. He is CEO of Institute of Project Management and Emotional Intelligence. He is also the CEO of Business Masters and Consultants, which is a Connecticut USA based training and consultancy company. He is advisor to several organizations working in the areas of project management and technology all over the world. He is an adjunct faculty member at SKEMA Business School, Lille France where he teaches courses in Project Management, Project Finance, Production Management and Systems Thinking.
He has several PhD students working under his supervision in the management related filds and has given away more than 13 PhDs to the students all over the world. Dr. Khan obtained his MS and PhD in engineering and MS in Financial Economics (Cost-benefi Analysis of Projects) from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia USA, a top ranked engineering and management school of the world. He has also obtained MS in Management from Harvard university, Cambridge USA.
He is a fellow of LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) USA, Salzburg Seminar Austria, Wilton Park England, Brown University, USA and School of International Training, Vermont USA. He is an international trainer for Project Management Professional Certifiation (PMP) and also conducts management and personnel development trainings all over the world.
He has conducted several hundred such trainings around the globe. He is an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta Georgia USA and Brown University, Providence Rhode Island USA. Dr. Khan has extensively published for international conferences and journals. Dr. Khan has co-authored a book HRD Practices in the Public Sector of Pakistan: Federal Government Project Management System [Paperback] By Lambert Academic Press. He is writing another book on “Financial Analysis of Projects”.
Phil Latimier is the President of EURO RAID EXPORT ACADEMIA. His work experience has taken him to some 45 major countries in Europe, Asia-Pacifi, Africa and North and Latin America during the last 30 years. Phil has developed an extensive international experience both in the fild of Corporate Banking Operations, Best Lending Practices to SMEs, Structured Finance and Consulting, having assisted banks in their restructuring for greater effiiency, risk management control, and to better meet Corporate Customer expectations.
Phil is also a well known Banking and Corporate Finance speaker, and has presented at various conferences and seminars on strategic risk and performance management. He also has had numerous publications in international magazines on these topics as well as matters relating to the growth and development of the Banking Industry. He holds a Ph.D. and degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from French and North American Universities as well as a number of honorary and visiting teaching appointments around the world.
Dr. Ginger Levin is a Senior Consultant and Educator in project management. Her specialty areas are portfolio management, program management, the Project Management Offie, metrics, and maturity assessments. She is certifid as a PMP, PgMP and as an OPM3 Assessor and Consultant. She was the second person in the world to receive the PgMP. As an OPM3 Certifid Consultant and Appraiser, she has conducted 15 maturity assessments in the past year using Product Suite.
In addition, Dr. Levin is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she teaches in its M.S. in Project Management Program and for SKEMA (formerly Esc Lille) University, France, in its project management program at the masters and doctoral level. Also, she is a Visiting Professor for RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.
In consulting, she has served as Project Manager in numerous efforts for Fortune 500 and public sector clients, including Genentech, UPS, Citibank, the Food and Drug Administration, General Electric, SAP, EADS, John Deere, Schreiber Foods, TRW, New York City Transit Authority, the U.S. Joint Forces Command, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to her work in consulting, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Government, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Offie of Personnel Management, and the General Accounting Offie.
Dr. Levin is the author of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers, published in 2010. She is the co-author of Implementing Program Management: Forms and Templates Aligned with the Standard for Program Management Second Edition (2008), Project Portfolio Management, Metrics for Project Management, Achieving Project Management Success with Virtual Teams, Advanced Project Management Offie A Comprehensive Look at Function and Implementation, People Skills for Project Managers, Essential People Skills for Project Manager, The Business Development Capability Maturity Model, and ESI’s PMP Challenge, PMP Study Guide and the PgMP Study Guide.
Dr. Levin received her doctorate in Information Systems Technology and Public Administration from The George Washington University, and received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations.
Dr Lynn Crawford is Professor of Project Management at Bond University, Australia and at SKEMA Business School in France, and Visiting Professor in the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfild School of Management, UK. As a Director of Humans Systems International Limited she works with leading corporations that are developing organizational project management competence by sharing and developing knowledge and best practices as members of a global system of project management knowledge and benchmarking networks.
Ongoing research includes project and program management competence, management of business change and differences in project management practices across project types and industries. Lynn provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management, focusing on governance, and results of other completed research projects have been published by PMI as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; and Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice.
Professor Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990s and has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS). She is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management and a member of the board of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center.
Project fiancing in the public and private sectors: equity and debt investment, sovereign and non-sovereign fiancing, legal formalization. Project and corporate fiance analysis in various sectors including infrastructure (energy and telecom), fiance and banking(including microfiance), small and medium enterprises,
Due diligence on private infrastructure and mining projects in emerging markets: Analysis of project fiancial feasibility intermesh of cash-flw modeling, net present value and internal rate of return and return on investment, and sensitivity tests,
Advisory services for private companies, governments, and international institutions operate in emerging countries on private sector development and development fiancing, equity and debt investment, sovereign and non-sovereign fiancing, legal formalization.
Advisory services on private sector development and development fiancing in emerging and developing countries (market analysis, strategy development and fund raising), project and corporate fiance analysis in various sectors including infrastructure (energy and telecom).
He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from ISM Dakar (Senegal), a Master of Finance (IGEFI_France), a certifiate of International Finance and MBA with a double major in Mergers & Acquisitions & Capital Markets from E.S.L.S.C.A School of Business in Paris (France), a PhD in Strategic Project, Program and Portfolio Management from ESKEMA Business School Lille (France).