Mr. Tejas Sura, PMP (India) was in the 17-member Leadership Institute Master Class of 2010 which came together for their fi nal session and graduation, prior to the Leadership Institute Meeting. The program is a year-long journey of learning and self-discovery. Class participants stated that one of the strengths of this class is the diversity of its members, who have shared in each others’ rich life experience and cultural perspectives.
Richard van Ruler, PMP, LIMC Class Advisor and LIMC alumnus 2007 was Master of Ceremonies for the graduation ceremony on the evening of 7 May 2010. The PMI Board of Directors and executives were present to support the graduates, whose family members, colleagues and volunteer leaders from across the globe were present at the ceremony. Philip Bristol, PMP, addressed the gathering on behalf of the class, and described some of the experiences of the class in the past year. Each graduate received his/her certificate of completion from PMI Chair, Eugene Bounds, PMP, and PMI President and CEO, Gregory Balestrero.
Graduates of the October 2010 Class
Victor Anyosa, PMP (Peru); Philip Bristol, PMP, (USA); Margareth Carneiro, PMP (Brazil); Tresia Eaves, PMP (USA); Glen Fujimoto (USA); Patricia Garofano,PMP (USA); Joanne Gunnewig, PMP (USA); Surendra Gupta, PMP (USA); Mustafa Hafizoglu’, PMP (Turkey); Ida Harding, PMP (USA); Julio Matus, PMP (Mexico); Kenneth Robson, PMP (New Zealand); Bernard Roduit (Switzerland); Anca Slusanschi, PMP (New Zealand); Rommert Stellingwerf, PMP (Netherlands); Tejas Sura, PMP (India); and Lawrence Witham, PMP (USA).
The Union Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) hosted a one-day National Consultative Meet on Project Management on 23 June 2010 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The conference aimed at redefi ning Indian project benchmarking and execution standards and thereby putting India on the road to target a double-digit growth rate.
The conference, inaugurated by Minister of State for Coal & MoSPI Sriprakash Jaiswal, saw Dr. A.S. Pillai, MD & CEO, Brahmos Aerospace, delivering the keynote address. Mr. Raj Kalady, MD, Project Management Institute, Prof. Krishna Moorty, Dean, L&T, Institute of Project Management, Mr. Rajiv Batra, ED, KPMG, Mr. Rajesh Menon, senior director, CII, Dr. M.G. Korgaonkar, D.G. NICMAR, Prof. Gautam Dutta, IIM, Ahmedabad, Prof. Panjwani, MDI Gurgaon, and Dr. Bajaj, CEO-FICCI spoke. A panel discussion involving various ministries and PSUs, PMI, PMA, CII, FICCI, S.P. Jain Centre of Management, (Mumbai), and IIT Kharagpur took place. A report titled, ‘Project Management Practices in India’ by the Project Management Institute was also released. The PMI report aims to identify project management practices that Indian private and public sector companies follow.
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