Two Nigerians, others on PMI 2022 Future 50 List
A Nigerian medical illustrator in Journal of Global Neurosurgery, Chidibiere Ibe; the co-founder of Shuttlers Metropolitan Mobility Company, Damilola Olokesusi and other rising leaders have appeared on the Project Management Institute 2022 Future 50 List.
Celebrating its third yearly Future 50 List, PMI announced the emergence of two Nigerians as part of its initiative, which features 50 rising leaders using bold and innovative thinking to transform the world through notable projects.
PMI, in a statement, highlighted the challenges in the project management profession, and the impact of those championing the society positively with their projects.
From eliminating plastic pollution using drones and data to ensuring a new generation of leaders have a voice in government, the 2022 cohort of change-makers are making the world a better place.
The statement reads, “As much as global megatrends – such as the climate crisis; digital disruption; and civil, civic and equality movements – create a massive impact on society. They also create implication for projects and the profession of project management.
“Projects are how individuals, organisations and societies are mitigating the impact of these global megatrends, which puts immense pressure on those leading projects. Even as individuals strive for a balance between the many worlds we live in – virtual and physical, personal and public – the 2022 Future 50 honourees have risen to the challenge of making a new and better reality for all.”
The Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of PMI, Michael DePrisco, reportedly acknowledged the impact and innovations the leaders on the Future 50 List create with their projects.
His words, “In a world filled with rapid technological advances, demographic shifts and the resulting complexities of globalisation, this year’s Future 50 List is a testament to how the next generation is driving change.
“These rising leaders exemplify our mission of making a difference around the world, through projects, and we are proud to tell the story of their impact on society.”
Other honourees from Sub-Saharan Africa include Alcides Cabral, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP, Unitel from Angola, Christian Leke Achaleke, Local Youth Corner Cameroon and Bismack Biyombo Foundation.
The honourees were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted from around the world. The final list represents a full spectrum of regions, industries and achievements in The Project Economy – one in which people have the skills and capabilities they need to turn ideas into reality.
PMI is the leading professional association for project management and an authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals, who use project management skills.
Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research and education, PMI prepares organisations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter, so they can drive success in a world of change.
With a strong legacy dating back to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit, for-purpose organisation working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organisational success and enable project professionals and change-makers with new skills and ways of working to maximise their impact. Its offerings include globally-recognised standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications and communities.
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