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PMI INDIA CHAMPION PROGRAM
Responding to Needs of the Industry

PMI India has put significant focus to promote a career road map for practitioners in certain sectors in India. Awareness about PMI is slowly growing in other industries as well. The IT services industries is a strong supporter of PMI India initiatives and has turned out many project management champions, stakeholders, and leaders. In other industries, PMI India’s growth has been limited. In both IT and non-IT industries, there is a strong need for PMI to empower and engage the practitioner community. Practitioners are yet to fully utilize the wide range of benefits that PMI membership offers. Significant gaps exist between what the industry needs and what practitioners can offer. Structured support to address these gaps is missing in the market. PMI India aims to create awareness about project management education across industries and help professionals gain sufficient knowledge in industry standards in project management. It would help practitioners to advance their careers and benefit the organizations they work for.

About the Program

PMI has a strong volunteer community. Practitioners are the backbone of the Institute and help to create awareness, fuel the ambition of individuals, and demonstrate organizational profitability through project management. PMI India has engaged with practitioners through the program, PMI India Champion, to raise the awareness level of profession and promote the benefits of project management in their organization. The Champions, who have direct access to the PMI India team, are the single point of contact for the organization for any PMI-related matter. They also assist in sharing industry best practices on project management with other Champions or team members within their organization and help provide information regarding PMI credentials. Under the leadership of PMI India, this one-of-a-kind program was launched in Chennai and Bangalore in June 2011 and has shown significant success.

Vision Statement

To be PMI’s leading program for advocacy of the project management profession in India.

Mission Statement

To create, mature, and sustain a collaborative and scalable model for the advocacy program by partnering with the community to promote the profession of project management.

Launch in North India

After the success of the first phase of the Champion Program, PMI India launched it in New Delhi on 25 January 2012. Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India; Mr. Manoj Gupta, PMP, president, PMI North India Chapter; and Mr. Ketharinath Kamalanathan, PMP, chairperson, Champion Advisory Committee, provided a brief on the program objectives to the Champions at the launch.

Passionate project management professionals from organizations like Microsoft, TCIL, Jaipur Development Authority, Schlumberger, IBM-India, Samsung Engineering, Syngene International Ltd., and Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (MTS India) were among the PMI India Champions who attended the launch.

CHAMPION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Name Company Position City
1 Arvind Arya Jaipur Development Authority Superintending Engineer Jaipur
2 Ashok Chawla Tata Consultancy Services Consultant Mumbai
3 Bhavin Shukla Tata Consultancy Services Engagement Manager Mumbai
4 Ganesh Puthucode Virtusa India Pvt Ltd. Associate Director Chennai
5 Ketharinath Kamalanathan Microsoft Services Global Delivery Engagement Manager, Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) India Chennai
6 Shagufta Inamdar Wipro Learning Consulting Head with Talent Transformation Bangalore
7 Vimal Wakhlu TCIL Chairman and Managing Director New Delhi
8 Vivek Sonar ASIA Motor Works Ltd. Head, Program Management (Senior General Manager, R&D) Navi Mumbai
PMI INDIA CHAMPIONS
Name Company Position City
1 Abhishek Mittal Syngene International Ltd. Manager – R&D Operations and Project Management Bangalore
2 Anand Kumar Hewlett-Packard Program Manager Bangalore
3 Krishnasamy Sampathkumar Hewlett-Packard Project Manager Bangalore
4 Praveen Jangira Hewlett-Packard Global GSC Program Manager Bangalore
5 Sandeep Vats Hewlett-Packard Program Manager Bangalore
6 Vinay Kumar Agarwal Ericsson, Noida Project Manager Ghaziabad
7 Rahul Agrawal SLK Software Services Pvt. Ltd. Program Manager Bangalore
8 C.S. Jaikrishna Cognizant Technology Solutions Senior Associate Chennai
9 Raghavan Sundarararajan HCL Technologies Ltd. Global Operations Director Chennai
10 R.P.V. Prasad J M Baxi & Co. Sr. General Manager Chennai
11 Sai Prasad, Baba Subramanyan Cognizant Technology Solutions Manager – Learning & Development Chennai
12 Venkatasubramanian Sivakumar Foster Wheeler India Private Ltd. Manager - Engineering Management Chennai
13 Visukumar Gopal Syntel Ltd. Practice Manager – CEO’s Office Chennai
14 Jacob Zachariah State Bank of India Chief Manager (Systems) Mumbai
15 Lakshmi Kant Shukla Tata Communications Ltd. Senior Manager-Infra Projects Mumbai
16 Jayant Malhotra Schlumberger VP and Global Account Director Gurgaon
17 Chetan Mathur Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (MTS India) Assistant Director – IT Gurgaon
18 Kumar Saurabh Samsung Engineering Senior Manager – Project Management Noida
19 Shalini Bhargava IBM-India Technology Consultant Noida

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