Veikko Välilä appointed Global Advisor for PM World in Finland


Globally recognized and popular former IPMA president joins international advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

24 April 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro – PM World has announced that Veikko Välilä has agreed to serve as a global advisor for the organization.  Veikko is former president, chair and secretary general of the International Project Management Association, the global federation of more than 50 national project management societies. 

140424 - VALILA - PhotoVeikko Välilä has more than 30 years’ experience in project and risk management gained in employment with Kone Corporation, Industrial Mutual, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Hansa Industrial Insurance B.V., If P&C Insurance Co. Ltd, Marsh & McLennan Inc., International Project Management Association (IPMA), Aon Finland Ltd, AGH Associates Ltd and Fennovoima Ltd.

Mr. Välilä has served in a diplomatic position as a Scientific and Industrial Commissioner of Finland, establishing a new operational office in Hong Kong and creating more than 50 new industrial and scientific co-operation projects between Finnish and Chinese & South-East Asian enterprises and institutions.

Veikko has participated in starting up new and successful operations, such as Soredex, a high tech medical X-ray company, and Hansa Industrial Insurance, an insurance underwriting operation in the City of London. During his career he has lived and/or worked in circa 50 countries. He has provided consulting and risk management services for a number of large corporations in the areas of power generation (including thermal and nuclear power), pulp & paper industry, high tech companies and large infrastructure projects (including harbor, metro, airport, rail- and motorway projects). His specialties include Insurance, risk management, and project management.

According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “I am excited about Veikko’s addition to our global project management profession advisory team. As former IPMA president, he is well known and still popular around the world.  We have been friends for many years and I highly respect his professional experience and knowledge.”

Veikko Välilä stated, “I am happy to join the PM World advisory team where I already see many colleagues and respected professional leaders.  I look forward to learning more about the journal and library, and to contribute where I may.  It should be quite interesting.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.