The International Project Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Juliano Denicol and Mr Ben Peters to the leadership of the Mega Projects and Smarter Cities Special Interest Groups, respectively.
“IPMA has been building our special interest group communities for several years. We are very excited at the appointment of these two industry leaders,” – said Dr Mladen Vukomanovic, Vice President for Professional Development at the International Project Management Association.
Juliano Denicol assumes the role of IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group Global Head. Dr Juliano Denicol is Assistant Professor in Project Management at the School of Construction and Project Management, the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. Dr Denicol holds a PhD in megaproject management from University College London, a master of research (M.Res.) in industrial engineering and a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urbanism (B.Arch.) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He is Associate Fellow of Project X, a major research network that aims to improve major project delivery in the UK, established by nine universities in collaboration with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and the Cabinet Office. Dr Denicol has worked as a supply chain management consultant at High Speed 2, the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and as an advisor to the European Commission on public procurement policies.
Ben Peters assumes the role of IPMA Smarter Cities Special Interest Group Global Head. Ben Peters is the Director of Corporate Project, Programme and Portfolio Management at the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Mr Peters is a Professional Registered (Pr. Eng) Industrial Engineer, Professional Registered Construction Project Manager with an Industrial Engineering Honors Degree, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, and Master Degree in Business Administration. He has achieved the highest status of Gold Winner in the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Achievement Award as Young Project Manager of the Year in 2016. With this achievement, he has proven himself that with his unique project management approach, he is in the “Top League” and a master of his craft.
“IPMA is building global communities in the post-COVID world, and we are excited that both Ben and Juliano have stepped into these leadership roles. Their expertise in smart technologies and mega projects will open new perspectives for the project management community. We are more than happy to welcome them to the team!” – said Mladen Vukomanovic. “The objective of the IPMA Special Interest Groups is to connect people globally and engage them in real-world problems and solutions. Both Juliano and Ben bring extensive experience and leadership to their new roles. Congratulations!” – underlines Tim Jaques, Global Director of Special Interest Groups.