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Interview with Jesus Martinez-Almela

IPMA President

Interviewed by İpek Sahra Özgüler
Istanbul, Turkey

Jesus Martinez Almela, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer has been active for more than 30 years in the field of Engineering Projects, Programmes and Portfolio Management. Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A) and IPMA DELTA as well. Developer and owner of five patents of inventions for treatment and valorisation of animal wastes in Spain, Italy and USA. Involved for more than 20 years at international level focussing on the America’s and European markets in the fields of research, engineering, lecturing and consultant activities in Agribusiness Sector, Rural and Local Development and Social-non-for-profit Organisations. Jesus is Vice President of AEIPRO-IPMA Spain and Worldwide President of IPMA – International Project Management Association.

 



İpek Sahra Özgüler
(Özgüler): Dear Jesus. Please introduce yourself for PM World Journal readers.

Jesus Martinez-Almela (Almela): I like to identify myself as an evangelizer, a devote evangelizer for our profession, from other side am Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer active for more than 30 years in the field of Engineering and Project, Program and Portfolio Management. Certified Projects Director (IPMA A) and IPMA DELTA as well. Developer and owner of 5-five invention patents for treatment and valorization of animal wastes in Spain, Italy and the United States.

Since 1987 I have managed over 500 Projects and Programs in various sectors (environmental protection, agriculture, sustainable food production, industrial manufacturing, renewables energies and rural development as well). Project Director for 6 R+D projects in collaboration with various universities and research centers throughout Spain, Europe, Japan and the United States (1999-2007), the research projects focus on the optimization of animal and organic wastes technologies for stage separation, the development of new NDN systems, anaerobic digestion, and gasification of animal by-products. In 2009 I founded Bioagroprojects Biotech Programs & Portfolio Management. Across Bioagroprojects I direct programs and projects worldwide in various sectors in multicultural and complex environments, for engineering and consultancy services as coaching for the professional competence development.

Under the IPMA LACC Program (2007-2017) I contribute to the establishment of 15 IPMA MA’s and his CB’s in Latin America countries (Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia) and actually promoting other 5 IPMA MA’s project in Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba as well. As VP Membership I contributed as well in the creation of IPMA MA’s from Algeria, Morocco and Kenya. In Spain I am currently the Chairman of the Spanish Certification Body of AEIPRO-IPMA Spain. Also I am lecturer and international speaker in several Universities and Institutions Worldwide. I was rewarded since the year 1999 with 6-six international prizes in my areas of professional expertise in different countries worldwide. İn IPMA I was IPMA CVMB validator, international assessor, UE Task Force Member, LACC Program Manager and E&T board member from 2005 to 2012. Vice President for Education, Training & Young Crew during 2013-2014 and reelected for the same position including VP Membership 2015-2017. Elected IPMA President in September 2017 for 2018-2020 mandate.

Özgüler: How did you get involved with IPMA?

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About the Interviewer


İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey

 



İpek Sahra Özgüler
graduated from the Istanbul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. As a project manager, she has more than 10 years’ experience in various areas such as portfolio management, program management, project management, software management, business analysis. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

She has managed a variety of projects across manufacturing, defence, FMCG (Cola Cola), insurance (Euler Hermes), audit (Deloitte), telecommunication, ICT and aviation sectors and gained broader insights. In addition, she has worked as international correspondent for the PM World Journal since 2014.

İpek is based in Isanbul and can be contacted at [email protected]. Her portfolio is published at the http://ipeksahra.strikingly.com/.

To view other works by Ms. Özgüler, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/