“After a demanding 8 months long process the finalists of the 2021 International Project Management Association (IPMA) Global Project Manager of the Year Award have been selected” IPMA Awards Manager, Ewa Bednarczyk stated. The ninth annual Project Manager of the Year Awards have seen applications from across the globe. Ewa congratulated “all of the project managers who were able to demonstrate their innovation and excellence in the profession of project management.” She also thanked the international panel of judges who volunteered so much of their time to assessing every application in detail.
The result of this comprehensive process is the selection of three finalists, with the final results to be announced at the IPMA World Congress in St Petersburg, Russia in November.
“The three finalists are a true reflection of the broad spectrum of strategic projects that demand excellence and the advances in project management fostered by IPMA” Ms Bednarczyk suggested, with our finalists being from Malaysia, Australia and Hungary.
Zaharuddin Bin Jaafar from Malaysia has 25 years experience with his application highlighting his expertise in a broad spectrum of oil & gas processing, power generation, transmission and petrochemical projects. Zaharuddin’s has managed projects in Sudan, Iraq and Malaysia and was awarded 2020 Project Manager of Year in Malaysia.
Adam Tull from Australia has over 15 years experience in project management across the Defence, aviation and mining sectors. Adam required all of his experience and expertise to achieve an outstanding contribution to the success of the $1.1B New Parallel Runway (NPR) project in Brisbane, Australia and successfully leading the operational readiness & testing phase enabling parallel runway operations to commence on 12 July 2020.
Monika Iszaly from Hungary led the highly challenging and most rewarding Implementation of the Hungarian Instant Payment System project. This demanding project provided a unique leadership opportunity and the opportunity to gain not only knowledge and experience, but friends and real partners. Monika received Project Manager of the Year award from the Hungarian IPMA association in 2020.
2021 also saw the second year of the IPMA Global Agile Leader of the Year Award. This exciting new award celebrates the unique aspects involved in leading a team that applies the highly innovative Agile methodology to successfully deliver projects. Ewa Bednarczyk noted that “the international judging panel have decided to recognise only one finalist in the Agile Team Leader Award, that being Saeid Nowruzi from Iran”. Saeid has expertise in the fields of architecture, technology, and business and has chosen to reap the benefits of delivering his architectural assignments as projects with particular emphasis on the People competences and networking that are so essential to successful Agile project delivery.
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