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Global Advisory Board

Delivering impartial insights and ideas to the field of project management.
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Meet IPM's Advisors

The following individuals are leaders in project management, with decades of experience in professional societies and organisations worldwide. They are experts in project and programme management, and their insights are invaluable to anyone who wants to succeed in this field.

David L. Pells
Miles Shepherd
Brigitte Schaden
Adesh Jain
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David L. Pells (USA)
PMI Fellow, Managing Editor of

David L. Pells, a highly recognised international project management leader with over 35 years of experience, is the Managing Editor of PM World Journal and Executive Director at PM World Library. He is also the President of PM World Services, a trusted US firm providing high-level PM advisory services for major government programs. David’s contributions and leadership roles in esteemed organisations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Association for Project Management (APM), and Russian Project Management Association SOVNET have earned him a distinguished reputation.

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Miles Shepherd (UK)
Chairman Project, Programme & Portfolio Management at ISO

With over 30 years of experience, Miles Shepherd has managed various projects in the UK, Eastern Europe, and Russia. His expertise spans multiple sectors, including defence, IT, nuclear decommissioning, rail, and government projects. Miles has esteemed positions as Chair and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) and President and Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA®). Currently, he spearheads the development of international project management standards as Chairman of Project, Programme & Portfolio Management at ISO.

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Brigitte Schaden (Austria)
President of Project Management Austria

Brigitte is acting President of Project Management Austria. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of GAPPS (Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards), leads through IPMA® Certifications as International Assessor on a global scale. As Managing Director of BSConsulting, she advises national and international corporations, organisations and individuals on a wide range of topics. Brigitte fulfilled various functions within the IPMA®, including four years as Vice President for Certification. From 2009 to 2010, she acted as the organisation’s first female President.

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Adesh Jain (India)
Honorary President of PMA India, Managing Director of the (CEPM) Ltd

Adesh is a highly accomplished project management professional with a long and distinguished career. He is the President of PM Guru, Inc. (USA) and the Honorary President of Project Management Associates India. He is also a former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association (IPMA®). Adesh has addressed or trained over 50,000 people worldwide and has made over 40 keynote presentations. He is the author of the book “New Dimensions in Project Management” (1992) and has authored over 50 articles on project management. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the China Project Management Committee (CPMC), the first non-Chinese to hold this position.

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A Faculty of Excellence

IPM is proud to have a faculty of world-renowned and accomplished project management educators.

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