Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Project Management Institute Announces List of 50 Next Generation Leaders to Watch

Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced its first annual Future 50 list, which features the 50 next generation leaders that are creating, building, and transforming the world through notable projects. The 50 young standout project leaders highlighted in the specially dedicated July/August issue of PM Network® magazine represent the wave of change and talent around the globe—a youthquake that will reshape the future and accelerate innovation in the here and now. Honorees include groundbreaking achievements from people across a variety of industries and countries, including Director Greta Gerwig, Laura Jones from the Special Olympics and Miishe Addy from Jetstream Africa.

According to PMI’s recent Pulse of the Profession® report, only 40 percent of organizations say they prioritize attracting and hiring the young generation of project professionals. But what the Future 50 list highlights is that this next generation will be crucial to driving value for businesses and society now and in the future.

The 50 Future Leaders to Watch:

  • Abdullah Seflan, Saudi Aramco
  • Ada Osakwe, Qantas
  • Adam Fahrenkopf, Google
  • Alagesan Hanippuya, RHB Banking Group
  • Andrew Walters, National Australia Bank
  • Arman Köklü, GE
  • Bilel Manai, Al Bawsala
  • Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup
  • Rep. Bryan Steil, United States House of Representatives
  • Charlyn Johnson, UK Ministry of Justice
  • Diletta Invernizzi, Jacobs
  • Gabriel Costa Caldas, Alpha Ports
  • Geetha Gopal, Panasonic
  • Gillian Dowds, BAE Systems Maritime
  • Gregory Daniels, Zoom
  • Greta Gerwig, Director
  • Greta Thunberg, Climate Change Activist
  • Hayden Brown, Upwork
  • Janeen Blige, IBM
  • Jaspreet Dol, DXC
  • Jenk Oz, Thred
  • Jia Song, Didi
  • Jonathan Kadishson, Burns & McDonnell
  • Julissa Mateo Abad, Bunker
  • Kamil Mroz, UCB
  • Kaspar Korjus, PactumAI
  • Katerina Treppeschova, Facebook
  • Kenneth Harris II, NASA
  • Laura Jones, Special Olympics
  • Leanne Pittsford, Who Tech
  • Lijuan Gao, NICE
  • Marina Tranchitella, Sport Club Internacional
  • Miishe Addy, Jetstream Africa
  • Pascale Sablan, S9 Architecure
  • Rajesh Kumar Nalla, Techimax IT
  • Prime Minster Sanna Marin, Government of Finland
  • Sevi Rich, BHP
  • Sitanshu Dash, Adobe
  • Stephen Xu, Alibaba
  • Taiwo Abraham, Horizant
  • Tamara Kotevska, Documentary Producer
  • Tiago Chavez Oliveira, Government of Brazil
  • Tim Kaltwasser, Airbus
  • Vidhya Abhjith, Codewave Tech
  • Vihari Kanukollu, UrbanKisaan
  • Wanja Murekio, Safaricom
  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble
  • Ye Fei, ZTE
  • Yingjin Liu, DSM
  • Yoftahe Yohannes, Ericsson
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