IPMA Special Interest Groups (IPMA SIGs)

IPMA Special Interest Groups (IPMA SIGs) are groups of people, both novices and experts, who share a concern or a passion for different areas of project management and interact regularly to learn, advance the industry, create new standards and trainings, and build relationships and networks along the way.

IPMA SIGs Leadership team

Silvia Drahosova
Silvia Drahosova
IPMA Vice President Professional Development
Dr. Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić
Dr. Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić
IPMA Profession Development Manager/Global SIG Director

All groups were founded with the support of IPMA national Member Association, and operate under the leadership of the SIG Global Head, members of the Advisory Board and the managing team.

SIG Global Heads

TurkeyProf. Dr. Çetin Elmas
Turkish Project Management Association
SIG: Artificial Intelligence
FinlandSamuli Karjalainen
Business Agility Europe
Team Lead
SIG: Business Agility
NepalTikajit Rai
IPMA Nepal
SIG: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
SwitzerlandIrina Shreyber
Senior Leading Researcher/Lecturer
SIG: Energy
ItalyMax Panaro
VP ICT & System Quality
SIG: Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
BrazilRaphael Albergarias
Instituto de Desenvolvimento em Gestão de Projetos
SIG: Healthcare
CroatiaTena Obradović Posinković
Faculty of Economics and Business
Research Assistant
SIG: Innovation and Change
United Kingdom
United KingdomJuliano Denicol
University College London
Director MBA Major Infrastructure Delivery
SIG: Megaprojects
South Africa
South AfricaMark Cawood
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Manager Project and Programme Management Branch
SIG: Project Management Office (PMO)
South Africa
South AfricaBarend Daniёl (Ben) Peters
Director : Corporate Project Programme and Portfolio Management
SIG: Smarter Cities
SpainJesús Martínez-Almela
Bioagroprojects Biotech PPM
SIG: Smarter Rural
Russian Federation
Russian Federation Veniamin Kizeev
Academy of Management “WINbd”, Project Management Association SOVNET, Board of Directors
SIG: Smartersdsad University
ChinaProf. Yang ZHANG
Hohai University and World Water Valley Institute
SIG: Water
ChinaMi Zhou
China Software Industry Association Project Management Committee / China Software Industry Japan Office
SIG: Software