Reinhard Wagner elected President of International Project Management Association



New IPMA Executive Board announced at 2014 World Congress in Rotterdam

30 September – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced the election of Reinhard Wagner as IPMA president for the years 2015-2017. Reinhard is the current president of the German Project Management Association and has served as IPMA vice president for research and awards for the last three years. IPMA also announced their new Executive Board for the next year. The announcements were made at the 28th IPMA World Congress being held in Rotterdam this week.

140930-pmwj27-new-IMAGE1Reinhard Wagner is CEO of Projektivisten GmbH, a service provider specialized in the field of project, program and portfolio management. He studied Electrical Engineering and Business Administration in Germany and the USA and looks back to more than 27 years of project-related work and leadership experience. His career started in the German Air Force, where he served as Air Surveillance Officer in NATO Air Defense performing projects like the establishment of a Systems Operations Center. 1995 he entered the Automotive Industry and managed several major design projects and programmes, developed specific methodology for Automotive Engineering activities, and published the first book on Project Management in Automotive Industry.

In 2002 Reinhard founded a Special Interest Group for Automotive Project Management within GPM – German Project Management Association and leads these activities since then. In 2006 he entered the Executive Board of GPM being responsible for all R&E activities as well as the International affairs. Today he is Chairman of the Executive Board. As Chairman of the respective DIN committee for the development of PM standards he is responsible for several standardization projects in Germany.

From 2007 until 2012 he acted as working group Convenor in ISO for the development of ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management. Within GPM and IPMA, he developed tools for the assessment and certification of organisations (e.g. GPM3 and IPMA Delta) and acts as Lead Assessor for PM-ZERT and IPMA in this field. Reinhard Wagner teaches project management at several universities in Germany. He has published more than 150 books and articles, speaks to national and international audiences, and is IPMA Vice President for R&D / Awards.

IPMA also announced new Executive Board (ExBo) members elected by representatives of national member associations on 28 September 2014 in Rotterdam.


IPMA Executive Board for 2015: (from left) Mladen Radujkovic, Croatia, Chairman of the Council; Bernhard Haidacher, Guatemala, Vice President; David Hudson, Australia, Vice President; Inga Klaus, Poland, Vice President; Mary McKinley, UK, Vice President; Nuno Ponces, Portugal, Vice President; Jesus Martinez-Almela, Spain, Vice President; Amin Saidoun, France, Executive Director; Reinhard Wagner, Germany, President (photo credit: Les Squires; courtesy of IPMA)

IPMA leaders completing their roles on the IPMA ExBo this year include Andrew Bragg, UK (vice president); Stacy Goff, USA (vice president); and Roberto Mori, Italy (outgoing chair). Mladen Radujkovic moves from president to chairman in 2015.

140930-pmwj27-new-IMAGE3Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s 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. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. The president of IPMA for 2014 is Professor Mladen Radujković; president-elect for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Press Release Contact: Stacy Goff at [email protected].

Source: IPMA