Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management announces election of three new Vice Presidents


1 April 2014 – Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) has announced the election of three new Vice Presidents; Dr Francis Chan, recent past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM), Tikajit Rai, President of the Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN), and Dr Steve Milner, President of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

bill-young-bio“I am absolutely delighted to welcome our 3 new VP’s on board the leadership of the apfpm. Each have been outstanding nominees for the role and have already made strong and committed contributions to the apfpm over the past few years. I am very confident our new team is going to help really strengthen and build the apfpm over the next few years,” said Dr. Bill Young, apfpm President (pictured right).

140401-pmwj21-three-new-IMAGE2 ALEXAccording to Trevor Alex, apfpm Secretary, “I see our new team as bringing a lot of energy and wealth of experience to the apfpm. These three new roles will undoubtedly strengthen our capability and improve our performance delivery to our Member base. I greatly welcome our new team and look forward to working with them over the next few years.”

140401-pmwj21-three-new-IMAGE3 CHANVP Francis Chan (right) is a Director of AchieveGoal Management Consultants Ltd in Hong Kong. A company that specialises in organization behavioural training, project management training, and consultancy services. Francis not only has a strong practice background but is also an academic. He has played a very active role in many significant Hong Kong projects over the past 35 years. These have included highway and rail projects, building developments, and new town projects. He currently Chairs the HKIPM Accreditation and Professional Standards Committee, and Chair of External Affairs Committee.

140401-pmwj21-three-new-IMAGE4 RAIVP Tikajit Rai (pictured left) has over sixteen years of project management related experience working on a diverse range of projects for organisations like the World Bank, ADB, INGOs and the Government of Nepal . He specialises in effective Portfolio and Project Management with multi-national stakeholders in culturally complex environments. Tikajit is an expert in cultural integration, and Leadership development. He is also a social and business entrepreneur, as well as a visiting lecturer in Project Management in Nepal.

140401-pmwj21-three-new-IMAGE5 MILNERVP Steve Milner (at right) is an accomplished leader of complex projects and programs across functional areas and between organisations in the health, industrials and utilities sectors. A Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD) he has been involved in leadership numerous projects, including megaprojects like the $1.8 billion Adelaide Desalination project, a project which won three global awards, including IPMA’s Project Excellence (Megaprojects) Award. Steve is also an avid adventurer leading caving exploration expeditions around the world.

The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) is a regional grouping of independent project management professional societies in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Now with member associations in 20 countries, the organization was formed to harness the synergies of project management related professional associations across the region.

Through international collaborative partnering these associations can more effectively grow and develop their organisations; leveraging the stature, strength, and connectivity of each other.  Membership is open to independent national Project Management associations from countries in the Asia Pacific region. For more information about apfpm or individual member associations, visit http://www.apfpm.org/index.php or contact the association directly at [email protected].