Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced two Nigerians as part of its third annual Future 50 list, which features 50 rising leaders using bold and innovative thinking to transform the world through notable projects.
Celebrated on the list are medical illustrator, Journal of Global Neurosurgery, Chidibiere Ibe, Shuttlers Metropolitan Mobility Co. Ltd co-founder Damilola Olokesusi, and 48 other young rising leaders who are dedicated to forging a better tomorrow.
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 implications for projects and the profession of project management.
Projects are how individuals, organisations, and entire 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 honorees have risen to the challenge of making a new and better reality for all.
According to a statement released, Michael DePrisco, the Interim President and Chief Operating Officer at Project Management Institute (PMI) said, “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 Honorees from Sub-Saharan Africa include Alcides Cabral, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP, Unitel from Angola, Christian Leke Achaleke, Local Youth Corner Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Bismack Biyombo, Bismack Biyombo Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa.
This year’s Project Management Institute Future 50 honorees 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.
While some honorees are Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders, others may not even describe themselves as project managers.
What unites the Future 50 honorees is their commitment to projects, and how they are the foundation for positive impact today and tomorrow.