In a year of significant disruption, IPMA is pleased to announce the finalists of the Global Project Manager of the Year competition. The competition this year has seen a significant increase in the number of entrants and the quality of the applications. The judges have selected three finalists.
The first finalist is Katalin Borbenyi from Hungary who leading a complex strategic change management project by using strong communication and detailed planning based on lessons learned to achieve the required change within a demanding timeframe. Based on Katalin’s application and supportive evidence, the Judges concluded that Katalin was focused on people as crucial for project success and performed with creativity, vigor and an open mind to all parties involved.
The second finalist is Noor Zulkifli Noor Ibrahim from Malaysia who led a project of unprecedented complexity involving up to 11,000 people from 15 nations, new technology and vast amounts of materials. The project manager was innovative and applied exemplary leadership to transform challenges into opportunities to overcome significant schedule delay and workplace safety issues.
The third finalist is Simon Kirkpatrick from Australia who led an innovative project to transform incident management and road network management. His strategic development of client relationships created opportunities for growth and maintained stakeholder engagement with government and regulators whilst achieving annual cost savings and a 98% staff retention rate.
Which of our finalists will win the gold will be announced at the virtual IPMA Global Awards Ceremony on 31 October 2020.
Project Manager of the Year is a category of IPMA Global Individual Awards granted annually to candidates who demonstrate a high level of competence and innovation in project management. The assessment is based on the competencies described on the Individual Competence Baseline V4.0 (ICB4).
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