IPMA International Project Management Association
1 December 2021 / 9:00

Hasta luego Chato…

It was towards the middle of May 2010 in Mexico City, a few months ago that the Mexican Association had been admitted at March Council of Delegate held in The Hague, Holland, and one of the first rounds of IPMA certification cycles held in Mexico, I remember a candidate who addressed me directly and said, “Hi, I’m Jorge, an Industrial Engineer, although I feel more of an artist and do musical projects and I want to know and improve my competences, that’s why I come to start my improvement process with the base certification, level D “. Must welcome! I said, please have a sit-in at that place, and we’ll continue talking at the end.

Our talk was fruitful and grew beyond a relationship of colleagues united by passion about project management, a deep friendship and recognition; he helped me kick off the Young Crew in Mexico, they were intense years plenty of activities: classrooms, events, workshops, preaching and evangelizing about the importance of competence meaning, beyond knowledge, not only knowing, also and above all knowing how to do and especially knowing how to be. We went further, and he accompanied me outside Mexico. Panama arrived in 2012, later Colombia, Peru, Chile, and the network of YC and IPMA Associations grew unstoppable with their help for more than 11 years. He was the leading promoter and supporter of the iPMC-International Project Management Championship in the LATNET network, GeCCo, PMdays. He led the Youth Congress at the World Congress in Mérida, Mexico 2019.

He said: if I believe that Life is a project as you say and I want to project my Life, change how cultural projects are conceived and directed, especially musical ones, it is not enough to be an artist and talented, you have to know how to run it, and for that, we need competent people. And this was said by a young man who was an industrial engineer and master in renewable energy, certified project manager level D and C.

And suddenly his Life left him, inexplicably, unsuspected his project was cut down, who knows, 37 years old are too few to leave “Chato”, that’s how we called Jorge familiarly. I am convinced that this is just a “see you later” and keeping with our tradition you will visit us every year on the 1st of November, and there we’ll talk and sing and share all together once again. You leave a good legacy Chato, thank you for everything you did. On behalf of the entire IPMA Family, we share our sympathies and condolences with your Family, especially with your wife Ale, your parents Jorge Peart and Roxana Cuevas, your sisters and nephews, among many other ones.

Hasta luego Chato Peart, wherever you are, may the earth rest lightly on you…

Jesus Martinez-Almela, IPMA Chairman of the Council of Delegates  


Era hacia mediados del mes de Mayo de 2010, primavera avanzada en Ciudad de México, hacía pocos meses que la Asociación Mexicana había sido admitida en el Consejo de Delegados de Marzo en La Haya, Holanda, y una de las primeras rondas de certificación de IPMA en México, recuerdo a un candidato que se dirigió a mí, directamente y me dijo, “hola soy Jorge, Ingeniero Industrial, aunque me siento más artista y hago proyectos musicales y quiero conocer y mejorar mis competencias, por eso vengo a iniciar mi proceso de mejora con la certificación base, nivel D”. Bienvenido yo le dije, siéntate en aquel lugar y seguiremos platicando al finalizar.

Nuestra platica fue fructífera, y creció más allá de una relación de colegas unidos por la pasión acerca del project management, una profunda amistad y reconocimiento, el me ayudó a poner en marcha la Young Crew en México, fueron años intensos, sesiones y talleres, predicando y evangelizando acerca de la importancia de las competencias, más allá del conocimiento, no solo saber, además y sobre todo saber hacer y especialmente saber ser. Fuimos más allá, y me acompañó fuera de México, llegó Panamá, en 2012, más tarde Colombia, Perú, Chile y la red de YC y Asociaciones IPMA fue creciendo imparable con su ayuda durante más de 11 años. El fue el principal promotor y valedor del iPMC-International Project Management Championship en la red LATNET, GeCCo, PMdays, lideró el Congreso de los jóvenes en el World Congress de Mérida, México 2019.

Él decía: si yo creo que la Vida es un proyecto como tú dices y yo quiero proyectizar mi Vida, cambiar la forma en la que se conciben y dirigen los proyectos culturales, especialmente los musicales, no basta con ser artista y talentoso, hay que saber dirigirlo y para eso necesitamos gente competente. Y esto lo decía un joven que de formación era ingeniero industrial y maestro en energías renovables.

Y de pronto la Vida se le fue  de manera inexplicable, insospechadamente su proyecto se truncó, quien sabe, 37 años de edad son muy pocos para marcharte “Chato”, así le llamamos familiar y cariñosamente a Jorge. Yo estoy convencido que esto es solo un “hasta luego” y que cumpliendo con la tradición tú nos visitaras todos los años el día 1º de cada mes de Noviembre, y ahí volveremos a platicar y a cantar y a compartir todos juntos. Dejas un buen legado Chato, gracias por todo y en nombre de toda la Familia IPMA compartimos nuestro pesar y condolencias con tu Familia, especialmente con tu esposa Ale, tus Papás Jorge Peart y Roxana Cuevas, tus hermanas y sobrinos, entre otros muchos otros más.

Hasta luego Chato Peart, allá donde estés, que la Tierra de sea Leve…

Jesus Martinez-Almela, IPMA Chairman of the Council of Delegates






1 Comment

  • Stacy Goff says:

    Thank you Jesus, for such a grand reminiscence of a departed member of our IPMA Family! Even though many of us never met Chato, you have so-elegantly helped us to understand his many contributions to us all; thank you again, Jesus. and thank you, Chato! –Stacy

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Jesus Martinez Almela,  Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer has been active for more than 30 years in the field of Engineering and Project, Program and Portfolio Management. Certified Projects Director (IPMA A) and IPMA DELTA as well. Developer and owner of 5-five invention patents for treatment and valorization of animal wastes in Spain, Italy and the United States. Since 1987 he manage over 500 Projects and Programs in various sectors (environmental protection, agriculture, sustainable food production , industrial manufacturing, renewables energies and rural development as well). Project Director for 6 R+D projects in collaboration with various universities and research centers throughout Spain, Europe, Japan and the United States (1999-2007), the research  projects focus on the optimization of animal and organic  wastes technologies for stage separation, the development of new NDN systems, anaerobic digestion, and gasification of animal by-products. In 2009 founded Bioagroprojects Biotech Programs & Portfolio Management. Across Bioagroprojects he directs programs and projects worldwide in various sectors in multicultural and complex environments, for engineering and consultancy services as coaching for the professional competence development. Under the  IPMA LACC Program  (2007-2017)  has obtained the establishment of 15 IPMA MA’s and his CB’s in Latin America countries (Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia) and actually promoting other 5 IPMA MA’s  project in Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba as well. As VP Membership contributes in the creation of IPMA MA’s from Algeria, Morocco and Kenya. Chairman of the Spanish Certification Body of AEIPRO-IPMA Spain. Lecturer and international speaker in several Universities and Institutions Worldwide. He has been rewarded since the year 1999 with 6-six international prizes in his areas of professional expertise in different countries worldwide. IPMA CVMB validator, international assessor, UE Task Force Member, LACC Program Manager and E&T board member from 2005 to 2012. Vice President for Education, Training & Young Crew during 2013-2014 and reelected for the same position including VP Membership  2015-2017. Elect IPMA President in September 2017 for 2018-2020 mandate.