Sharon Mitchener

Sharon Mitchener

Sharon Mitchener, a Kenyan native, has an in-depth background in financial systems and risk strategy and management, and has parlayed her 25 years’ experience in the financial sectors to founding several initiatives in the evolving and robust field of visual arts. Before founding an artists-oriented enterprise known as The Image Foundry in 2010, Sharon served as a consulting programme manager for USAID & GiZ, advising the Kenya Government on its communications and training strategy for its Public Procurement parastatal, PPOA. Before that, Sharon was a financial consultant with The World Bank in Washington D.C, driving the organizations implementation of enterprise-wide reporting financial systems. Prior to The World Bank, Sharon worked as an independent consultant providing financial advisory services to US fortune 100 companies such as Delta Airlines, Cingular Wireless, MCI…
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Oliver Filler

Oliver Filler

A passionate advocate for promoting excellence in project and programme management, Oliver Filler has over 10 years of experience in humanitarian response and development programming. As Project Cycle Management Programme Support Specialist, Oliver has been leading Plan International’s global project management strengthening initiative. This initiative utilises PMD Pro Level 1 as a core global project management standard. Through this roll out Plan has PMD Pro trained staff in all 54 country offices and has a growing pool of Regional and National Office trainers. In this role, Oliver has co-authored Plan International’s global Programme and Influence Quality Policy and created Plan’s global project cycle procedures, tools, guidance, competencies, maturity model and standards. Oliver also provides direct project management support to Country Offices and Regions. Oliver’s background is in programme quality, specifically in…
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Michael Zhiqiang Chen

Michael Zhiqiang Chen

Michael Chen is the CEO of HANDA Rehabilitation & Welfare Association and the President of HANDA Social Service Development Center in China. He is an experienced Project Manager has been worked in development sector since 1999. He also serves as consultant and advisor for many international and Chinese NGOs for program and project management, providing training for thousands of NGOers. With medical background and as a medical doctor, he was a Temporary Expert for WHO for disease control programs. He has a passion for quality social service and development of social sector, especially in project and program management. He sits on several boards in social sector committing himself to developing sector and quality project and program management. Michael is certificated as Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute…
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Maggie Korde

Maggie Korde

Maggie works for Save the Children in Rwanda as their Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi. Before this she was their PMM Lead, developing a project management methodology for the organization, which was based on PMD Pro. She has over 15 years’ experience of managing teams and programmes of work in the development sector, always with a focus on child rights programming and often in highly challenging environments. These have included living and working in countries such as Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Moldova, Kenya, Rwanda, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Russia and Kyrgyzstan with organizations such as Plan International, EveryChild, ChildAid, and Sense International. Maggie has a passion for quality programming and sits on several boards, speaks at conferences and writes blog articles on project management, amongst other topics, within our sector. She…
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Josephine Carlson

Josephine Carlson

Josephine has worked in international development and humanitarian response for more than twelve years. A true generalist, she has accumulated a broad experience from managing programmes, people, and processes for several large INGOs and across a wide range of thematic areas, predominantly while based in post-conflict and/or disaster-affected contexts, such as Afghanistan, Lebanon and Myanmar. Having played a central part in Mercy Corps’ efforts to roll out and standardise project management across the agency globally, Josephine is qualified to Project DPro Level 1 and Program DPro, and a trained facilitator and Trainer of Trainers in Project DPro. Josephine is a firm believer in that improving and assuring quality, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best impact for the communities we support and serve, should drive all international development work.…
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Hazem Zeitoun

Hazem Zeitoun

A passionate for strategy, project management, and business development, Hazem thrives in a culture that drives innovation, change and results. For him strategy is not a matter of being better at what you do – but different at what you do. Hazem has 25 years of experience and has been working as a senior consultant and trainer for more than 15 years, providing consulting and training assignments for clients from different sectors around the world. So many stories have shaped his core. Originally a pharmacist, Hazem holds an Ms in Marketing and holds the PMP accreditation as well as PMD Pro and project DPro Practitioner. Juggling between both industries, Hazem made the shift to satisfy his desire to serve others and help make the biggest leaps forward within teams, companies…
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Gabrielle Bielen

Gabrielle Bielen

Gabrielle Bielen believes expanding project management knowledge and skills is one way to promote global health, economic growth, and prosperity. As Director of Project Management at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Gabrielle has embraced the power and simplicity of the PMD Pro Guide and toolkit.  She is a certified PMP with the Project Management Institute (PMI), PMD Pro 2 with PM4NGOs, and MSP with Axelos.  She holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Colby College.
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Dov Rosenmann

Dov Rosenmann

With 19 years of professional experience in an international development environment, Dov had been contributing with PM4NGO’s since 2010. With his consolidated knowledge in strategic planning process management, business modelling, complex portfolio management, theory of change, impact assessments, and technological innovation Dov had been providing advice and consulting to significant organizations such as Plan International, ChildFund, World Vision, Aflatoun and more. Today Dov’s focus is to promote Environmental and Social transformation across supply chains with his role as Country Head for Brazil within the Earthworm Foundation. Beside this role, Dov continues to train and prepare professionals for the Project Dpro Certification with PM4NGOs training Partner Quintessência.
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Tikajit Rai

Tikajit Rai

Tikajit Rai has worked in both development and commercial spaces for more than 16 years in driving projects and startups to sustainability. In Nepal, what he co-founded in 2004 as a social enterprise to help farming communities to adapt ICT through cooperatives has now become the most sustainable project in the country. While leading the enterprise, he also worked as a consultant for projects funded by World Bank, UNESCAP, the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, Practical Action, GIZ, and CECI that helped rural communities sustainably adopt ICT in the country. Winner of 2013 Gold International Project Management Association (IPMA) Achievement Award and Runner-Up of Green Project Management the same year, he voluntarily serves as an Executive Director for Equality Foundation, a US based NGO that focuses on digital literacy. Also, he is an IPMA Achievement Award jury (for…
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Thomas Dente

Thomas Dente

Tom Dente leads several efforts in support of PM4NGOs overall strategy, development, and sustainability. Tom has served as an advisor, consultant, and leader in both the nonprofit and private sectors focused on assisting organizations to achieve their full potential.  Based in New York, he currently advises nonprofit leaders and organizations on issues of strategy, leadership development, and overall effectiveness. Previously, Tom served as the President and CEO of Humentum, an global INGO membership association focused on advancing operational excellence for the social sector.  Prior to Humentum, Tom was InsideNGO’s President and CEO before leading the three-way merger of InsideNGO with LINGOs and Mango UK to create Humentum in 2017.  He originally joined InsideNGO in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Tom was a partner at both Bain & Company and…
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