Jouko Vaskimo, PMWJ Senior Contributing Editor in Finland, elected Chairman of Project Management Association Finland



Reported by Miles Shepherd

19 December 2014 – Helsinki, Finland and London, UK – Project Management Association Finland (PMAF) has elected Mr Jouko Vaskimo, MSc (Eng) Chairman of the Board of Directors of PMAF – the Finnish Member Association (MA) in International Project Management Association (IPMA). Mr Vaskimo takes up the position from Mr Heikki Lonka, PMAF Chairman for 2010 … 2014, on January 1st 2015.

141219-pmwj30-vaskimo-PHOTOMr Vaskimo is excited about his election as the Chairman of PMAF, considering it an exceptional honor to join the continuation of distinguished PMAF Chairmen, and seeing it as an excellent opportunity to continue his services to the Finnish and the international project management communities. He looks forward to working towards smooth and professional management of the Finnish association in a way which provides benefits and added value to PMAF membership in ways which are ethically and morally sound – in a style he likes to refer to as “Real PMAF”.

He also looks forward to continued co-operation with national and international bodies such as IPMA, the IPMA MAs, Project Management Institute (PMI), the Finnish PMI Chapter, Nordnet, Project Management World Journal (PMWJ), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Finnish standardization organization Suomen Standardisoimisliitto (SFS). Mr Vaskimo can be contacted at [email protected]. (photo courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

Jouko has been involved in projects for over twenty years, and has held a range of project management positions throughout his career in organizations in brewery and soft drinks industry, chemical process industry, and information and communications industry. Since 2012 he has been working for Aalto PRO, the professional development unit of Aalto University.

Jouko is very active in several project management expert positions. He has been the Chairman of Finnish IPMA Certification Body – operating IPMA project management certification in Finland – and a member of PMAF Board of Directors since 2005. He has been a key participant in the work of ISO Committees developing project related Standards as head of the Finnish delegation to ISO/TC 258 and the Chairman of the Finnish ISO/TC 258 Mirror Committee SR 206 since 2007. He served as the PM Forum correspondent in Finland from 2008 until 2011, and now operates as the senior contributing editor in Finland for PMWJ.

Jouko has an impressive collection of project management certificates: He is a Certified Scrum Master, and holds PRINCE2 Foundation, PMP, IPMA Level C and IPMA Level B certification. He is a regular lecturer at Finnish universities and conferences both in Finland and internationally.

141219-pmwj30-vaskimo-APRO LOGOAalto University Professional Development – Aalto PRO is a unit of Aalto University dedicated to serving professionals and organizations actively developing their competence and competitiveness. Training and learning services offered combine international networks, Aalto University state-of-the-art research, the solid know-how of the faculty, and the business experience of industry to support management and development.

Aalto PRO offers a versatile selection of education and training programs in areas such as design, energy business, construction business, industrial economics, innovations, security and environmental management. Together with its clients, Aalto PRO customizes new unique learning experiences to suit the needs of its clients in a flexible and easy manner. Aalto PRO is a preferred partner in European wide development projects in the area of education and training.

For further information please navigate to http://aaltopro.aalto.fi/en .

141219-pmwj30-vaskimo-AALTO LOGOAalto University was created in 2010 through a merger of three major universities in Finland: Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and University of Art and Design Helsinki. Aalto University School of Science and Technology has been divided into four new schools starting January 1st 2011. The six schools of Aalto University are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right.

The combination of six schools opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The goal of the new university is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialized disciplines.

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