STAR VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
PMI India

In this column, we shine the spotlight on our star volunteers from all eight PMI India chapters who have made immense contributions through their dedication and passion. This is your opportunity to know a little bit about these remarkable men and women from our practitioner community.

PRABHU RAJPUROHIT, CAPM

Secretary, PMI Mumbai Chapter

Research Analyst, Banyan Tree Advisors Pvt Ltd

Been a PMI member since: 2012

What attracted me to PMI: A platform that gave me visibility and charted the growth path for my career.

My proudest volunteer moment: Being a part of the Project Management National Conference 2010 team

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Giving back increases your happiness

A person who inspires me: Swami Vivekananda

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Career ke saath bhi, career ke baad bhi – only and only PMI. (During and after your career, it’s PMI and only PMI)


AMIT SHRIVASTAVA

Volunteer, PMI North India chapter

Program Manager, Mahindra Defence Systems Limited

Been a PMI member since: April 2016

What attracted me to PMI: Latest know-how of project management and networking

My proudest volunteer moment: Unexpectedly receiving recognition during Project Management National Conference
2018 and meeting great speakers

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: No work is small, there is always scope to do things differently and in a better way.

A person who inspires me: Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Let's learn the art of management
VIJAY NARAYANAN, PMP

Volunteer, PMI Chennai Chapter

Technical Project Leader, M&G Investments

Been a PMI member since: October 2016

What attracted me to PMI: To stay connected with and contribute to the project management community

My proudest volunteer moment: The day I was selected as the Star Volunteer of PMI Chennai Chapter

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Taking ownership and leading from the front

A person who inspires me: Mahatma Gandhi

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Achieve project success through effective project management.
NABHANIL MONDOL, PMP

Associate Director for Strategy, PMI West Bengal Chapter

Senior Manager, Ericsson

Been a PMI member since: November 2017

What attracted me to PMI:The opportunity to network

My proudest volunteer moment: TCompleting the chapter’s strategy deck

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Not your age, it’s your willingness that defines how active you want to be

A person who inspires me: Chapter president Sumit Kumar Sinha

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Join PMI. Get known for the company you keep.
HARIKUTTAN K

Vice President, Operations, PMI Kerala Chapter

Been a PMI member since: October 2014

What attracted me to PMI: Learning, volunteering, andnetworking opportunities

My proudest volunteer moment: When I was elected to the board of PMI Kerala Chapter

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Serve above self for the community and society, results will follow

A person who inspires me: Not just one person, but all my mentors and gurus

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… PMI -- where professionalism syncs with
volunteerism.
FALGUNI ADBE, PMP

Manager, publishing, PMI Pune Deccan India Chapter

Been a PMI member since: April 2018

What attracted me to PMI: It was more a way of living than just the organized and efficient approach to projects in office

My proudest volunteer moment: Volunteering at the chapter’s first ‘lounge’ session to give members a better understanding of the chapter and writing an article for Manage India Women’s Day special

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Consistency and persistence are the key to success – whatever the context, it does hold true everywhere.

A person who inspires me: My mother – not just because she is my mother, but because she is a doctor, a child rights activist and the most active and intelligent person I know.

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… At PMI, project managers are created and strengthened.
NAMITA GUPTA, PMP, PMI-ACP

Volunteer, PMI Bangalore India Chapter

Associate Vice President, HSBC

Been a PMI member since: 2012

What attracted me to PMI: My enthusiasm of volunteering, interest in writing, and getting associated with the monthly chapter newsletter and annual conference

My proudest volunteer moment: The positive feedback I received for a special edition of the chapter newsletter, PM Essence, that I was part of

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: Volunteering looks like a 'giving back' activity but the contentment and inner satisfaction it gives in return is priceless

A person who inspires me: My mentor and outgoing advisory committee member, Amar Bhaskar
If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Be agile, be hybrid, be up to the project management profession in all respects
KRISHNA MOHAN K, PMP

Volunteer, PMI Bangalore India Chapter

Head of Program Management, Quality & Tools, Nexteer Automotive India Pvt. Ltd

Been a PMI member since: 2008

What attracted me to PMI: To develop my own skills of public speaking, networking, and meeting key stakeholders of various industries

My proudest volunteer moment: Meeting visionaries and leaders of India such as former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam; Infosys co-founders N.R. Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani; para-athlete Deepa Malik

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: ‘Network is net worth’

A person who inspires me: Carnatic singer and Bharat Ratna M. S. Subbulakshmi
If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… You will re-discover yourself as you meet new people. Please join us and taste the volunteering journey…
SRINIVASA SUBRAMANYAM KATREDDY, PMP

Volunteer, PMI Pearl City Chapter

Delivery Manager, S-Square Systems

Been a PMI member since: September 2017

What attracted me to PMI: Quality and standards

My proudest volunteer moment: Being picked as a Chapter Star Volunteer

A life lesson I learned as a volunteer: you’re not sure, it’s better not to commit yourself to something

A person who inspires me: Myself

If I were to start a marketing campaign for PMI, my slogan would be… Earn your stature