Al Zeitoun, Director of PMI’s 2015 Board of Director

Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP
Director, 2015 PMI Board of Directors

In his current role as the Corporate PMO Executive Director for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Dr. Zeitoun’s impact includes creating the structure and discipline necessary for delivering on one of the largest projects in the Middle East, while building an enterprise portfolio and program management culture.

In 2007 Dr. Zeitoun was appointed by the PMI Board as a director-at-large. He chaired the Board nominating committee and volunteer appointment committee.

He was past board member of the Accreditation Center, founder and past chair of PMI IDSIG, founder of the PMI Wichita, Kansas and MENA Chapters, as well as the chair of the PMI Central Indiana Chapter. Dr. Zeitoun was a keynote speaker at the 2014 PMI Turkey congress, the 2010 PMI® Global Congress in Brazil and at PMI Benelux Day in 2007. He continues to contribute to PMI standards.

Acting formerly as Booz Allen Hamilton's representative on PMI's Global Executive Council, Dr. Zeitoun led the firm’s Middle East North Africa Portfolio Management Solutions. In that role, he strategically envisioned Booz Allen Hamilton’s advisory necessary for customizing EPMO playbooks and mapping the relevant capability development.

Previously, as a Chief Projects Officer for International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), Dr. Zeitoun was responsible for thought leadership and executing project management methodology. He was a key contributor to IIL’s 12-fold increase in global business size, and screened qualified IIL instructors to create a strong presence for the organization within global C-suites. He also has previous experiences in IT, manufacturing, construction and engineering.

Dr. Zeitoun holds PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in civil engineering; in addition, he received a diploma in project management from the University of Bremen.

In addition to his work with ENEC, Dr. Zeitoun continues to educate, such as his work at the University of Maryland. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, tennis, reading and contributing to various transformation efforts.