Project Management Institute names Sunil Prashara as new President and Chief Executive Officer. In his role, Prashara will oversee the implementation of PMI’s new strategic plan and guide the organization toward a future designed to help millions of project professionals around the world accelerate their careers and make ideas a reality. (Photo: Business Wire)
Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Sunil Prashara president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. In his new role, Sunil will serve as the lead advocate for PMI’s global organization, serving more than three million professionals in nearly every country in the world. Working with the Board of Directors, he will oversee the implementation of PMI’s new strategic plan and guide the organization toward a future designed to help millions of project professionals around the world accelerate their careers and make ideas a reality.
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“Building on its legacy of 50 successful years of advancing the practice of project management globally, PMI is setting an exciting new course for the next 50 years and beyond,” said Randall T. (Randy) Black, P. Eng., PMP, chair of PMI’s Board of Directors. “Sunil’s global leadership, expertise in digital transformation, and passion for PMI’s purpose made him a natural fit as our next CEO. His leadership will also mark an era of enhanced transparency and collaboration to galvanize members, volunteers and stakeholders in support of PMI’s work — ensuring that we are communicating the impact and value of project management around the world.”
Sunil brings more than three decades of valuable global leadership to PMI, with a solid track record of setting strategies, delivering large scale transformation agendas, and meeting growth and profit challenges for international organizations.
“Technology is transforming the way the world conducts business at lightning speed. I look forward to working with the team at PMI to deliver on a bold, new multi-year initiative designed to sharpen the organization’s strategic direction, enhance its technological capabilities to embrace shifting workplace trends, and deliver unparalleled value to our members, volunteers, chapters and project professionals,” Sunil said. “As a global business leader for large and complex companies around the world, I have seen firsthand the power that professional project management brings in making individuals and their organizations successful.”
Prior to joining PMI, Sunil served as CEO of i1too Ltd in the U.K., a sales accelerator for digital start-ups, which he founded in 2016 and grew internationally. He previously served as CEO of Expereo International, and also held numerous executive leadership positions throughout the information and communications technology and telecommunications industries. His extensive multi-functional multi-cultural, multi-geography experience includes managing sales, operations and digital transformation for companies such as Vodafone, Nokia, Accenture and Perot Systems (NTT). As a business executive, he has developed an appreciation for project management expertise, and understands from an “outside-in” perspective how PMI can expand its reach globally.