IPMA International Project Management Association

Executive Board

The IPMA Executive Board is responsible for the operational management of IPMA and sets the practical guidelines for all approved activities. It organises the internal administration, assesses new candidates for membership and represents IPMA in all external relations. The Executive Board is deeply committed to promoting project management competences globally and the Board Members reflect the international character of IPMA. To contact us, see the contact form at the bottom of this page.

The Executive Board (ExBo) has eight elected members, our Executive Director, and our assistant to the President and Executive Director.

Members of the Executive Board (ExBo) are:

Jesús Martínez Almela (Spain)
President (focusing on Governance, Advocacy and Membership coordination)

Martin Sedlmayer (Switzerland)
Vice President Products and Services

Joop Schefferlie (Netherlands)
Vice President Certification


Antonio Andrade (Portugal)
Vice President Operations

Gholamreza Safakish (Iran)
Vice President Education, Training and Young Crew

Ivars Rungis (Latvia)
Vice President Projects and Events

Lixiong Ou (China)
Vice President Research

Amin Saidoun (Switzerland)
Executive Director

Sandra Mišić (Croatia)
Assistant to President and Executive Director

Reinhard Wagner (Germany)
CoD Chairperson