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Ike Nwankwo - Powering the Project Economy

PMI Forum 2022

Ike Nwankwo, MSc, MBA, PMP, and member of the PMI Board of Directors, in his lecture will highlight the long-term trends that are changing the basis of future business, from the development of demographics around the world to technological and energy revolutions. These paradigm shifts are placing marked pressure on organizations and governments to ensure their relevance and operate with dramatically more hyper-agile approaches. As a result, professionals around the world also need to upgrade their own capabilities and develop the right mix of technical and “power skills” to effectively lead teams and turn ideas into reality. 

Please join us as Ike shares engaging stories and actionable lessons on how organizations and individuals alike can prepare to succeed in The Project Economy.  

About the speaker

Ike Nwankwo is the managing director at Distinct Management Ltd., an independent project management consultancy focusing on information technology, construction and business transformation. He provides project, program and portfolio management consultancy and interim management services to a broad international client portfolio and assists organizations to deliver value through the effective implementation of their projects and program and the delivery of their organizational, strategic and corporate objectives. Over 25 years, Mr. Nwankwo has managed portfolios and led the delivery of multi-million dollar projects and programs across diverse sectors, for a diverse range of multinational organizations across the United Kingdom and Africa.

A passionate and active volunteer to the project management profession; he is a member of and has served in several project management professional organizations and committees. He has supported multiple PMI initiatives and served on the Board of Directors of the PMI Nigeria Chapter as Vice President of Finance (2013–2014), President (2014–2016) and was the PMI Region Mentor for Africa (2016 –2020).

He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Middlesex University Business School, United Kingdom. He has several professional and project management certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Project Management Practitioner (AgilePM), Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM), PMO Practitioner (PMO-P), Prince 2 Practitioner (Prince2) and Prosci Certified Change Practitioner (PROSCI) and is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class of 2016.

A motivated professional speaker, he has presented topics focusing on the awareness and value of project management and on leadership and co-authored a book on Global Leadership. Mr Nwankwo enjoys learning, networking, travel, music, Scrabble and Sudoku. He is enthusiastic and passionate about volunteerism, mentoring and giving back to society.



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