Subas Subedi, Nepal, is IPMA Young Project Manager 2012


30 December 2012 – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that at the end of the Global Young Crew Workshop in Crete on 28 October 2012, during the IPMA Young Crew gala dinner, Subas Subedi, from Nepal (see pman.org.np), was announced the winner of the Young Project Manager Award – 2012. Later he also gained the Project Prize for IPMA Project Excellence Award.

From Subas’ Award Interview:

Subas Subedi has recently released an interview for Young Crew newsletter about his experience with the Award, here are some extracts:

“I took a Master in Rural Development (2007), and in June 2008 I joined Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP) Nepal where I met Mr Suraj Dahal, – the founder of Project Management Association of Nepal. He’s been encouraging me in this direction since then.”

“These honours are very important for me personally and professionally as well as to the branding of my organization, to which I feel in debt. Also, myself coming from a country like Nepal, I hope this will motivate other young professional to compete and win at an international level. Read the full Interview.


The three finalists pose with IPMA leaders, from left to right: Tunde Ajia (Award Coordinator), Luca Cavone (YC Award Representative), Mukunda Adhikari (Award 3rd Finalist), Roberto Mori (IPMA President 2011-2012), Subas Subedi (Award Winner), Miguel Mercado (Award 2nd Finalist), Nuno Ponces de Carvalho (YC Vice President 2011-2012). Photo by Les Squires.

The Finalists

The three finalists were nominated in mid-September, and they were awarded a sponsorship to join the IPMA World Congress and Global Young Crew Workshop in Crete:

  • Mukunda Adhikari, from Nepal
  • Miguel Mercado, from Chile
  • Subas Subedi, from Nepal

These honorees have demonstrated invaluable impact to both their profession and their companies, and are on the fast track to becoming influential project leaders on an international scale.

As in IPMA tradition for the Project Excellence Award, all the applicants, and all the finalists are IPMA Winners! And this year we especially honor Subas Subedi, as the winner of the Young Project Manager Award – 2012 and Project Prize for IPMA Project Excellence Award. For this honour, and the Education for Youth, Youth for Peace and Development (EYYPD) project, visit the PM World Journal site. (https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PMWJ4-Nov2012-VASKIMO-Project-Excellence-Awards-2012-IPMA-Report-FIINAL1.pdf)

About The Award

The IPMA Young Project Manager Award (YPMA) is awarded annually to recognize and motivate young professional project managers around the world. Introduced in 2006 at the IPMA Young Crew conference in Shanghai, China, the IPMA Young Project Manager Award recognizes rising talent in the project and program management industries by honoring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers. The award is open to professional project managers aged 18 to 35 years at the time of entry. The criteria for evaluation are based upon the IPMA International Competence Baseline (ICB).

About IPMA Young Crew

IPMA’s Young Crew program is the premier global network for young professionals who are enthusiastic about project management. YC is a key part of IPMA, with groups in many Nations. We are a network for young project management professionals and students in the age from 25 to 35 years. We welcome you to Join Us! See more about Young Crew at our website, www.ipma.ch/young-crew.

About the 2013 YPM Edition

The 2013 Young Project Manager Award call will be issued in the first quarter of the new year. More details about the process and relevant key dates will be published at that time on the YC Award web page. We invite you to join and be part of the competition; the next winner is up to you!

About IPMA

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year.

The president of IPMA for 2012 was Mr Roberto Mori; the IPMA president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic.  For further information please navigate to www.ipma.ch .

News Item by Luca Cavone, IPMA Young Crew

IPMA Contact: Stacy Goff, VP Marketing & Events, [email protected]

Source: IPMA