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The speakers of the 3rd "Talk around the Clock" virtual charity conference

Speakers & Panelists

Keynote speaker:

Thomas Walenta


Hackenheim, Germany

Mentoring. Building Wisdom. Speaking. Striving for Humility.

25 years PMI volunteer. Member of PMI’s Board of Directors 2006-2008 and 2017-2019. Member of the Ethics Review Committee 2011-16 (Chair in 2016). PMI Fellow, PgMP, PMP.

31 years working for IBM customers.

Taiwo Abraham


Texas, USA

Taiwo Abraham is a US-based program manager, college professor, researcher, speaker, and PMI Future 50 Honoree. He has over 15 years of experience in project management, productivity enhancement, and organizational change. Taiwo’s research centers around business, sustainable development, and the viability of projects taking society’s grand challenges.

Essowè Abalo


Prague, Czechia

Essowe is a versatile consultant, an Agile Enthusiast & Servant Leader. Certified management and technology professional with over 18 years of experience and expertise in business transformation, strategy and innovation, business consulting, technology, project, and program management, change management, business development, and sales.

Jesús Bayarri


Valencia, Spain

Project Manager working in the construction for more than 15 years, I am specialized in Collaborative Project Management, with the goal to improve the way we develop projects and we relate to our stakeholders in the AEC industry.

Alfonso Bucero

Bucero PM Consulting

Madrid, Spain

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, and Certified Public Speaker, is an independent project management consultant, author and speaker. He was the founder, partner, and director of BUCERO PM Consulting in Spain. He will defend his Ph.D. Dissertation in January 2024.

Mohamed F. ElNassery


Cairo, Egypt

Mohamed has 20 years of projects management and PMO with heavy exposure to international project business.

Declan Foster

Project Pal AI

Dublin, Ireland

Declan is an industry leader in project delivery, providing consulting services to clients globally. He is the author of the award-winning book – Humology. Declan is currently studying AI for Business at Oxford University.

Michael Gates

Michael Gates CrossCulture


Michael is owner and MD of Michael Gates CrossCulture. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, and an Adjunct Professor at Zhejiang University China. He has been in the field of cross-culture for more than 30 years, following a career in radio. He is the author of dozens of articles on cross-cultural management, and initiated the world’s first online cross-cultural assessment.

Walter Ginevri


Milan, Italy

Having experienced many forms of volunteering, Walter Ginevri is committed to giving back as a Pro-bono Project Manager. He collaborates with schools and non-profits to build a bridge between project management and education. After the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2014, he received the PMI Fellow Award in 2016.

Wan Syamilah Wan Ismail

The eCEOs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sya is an energetic trainer, speaker and volunteer in project managerment. Graduated from Marquette University, Winconsin, USA, she obtained several certifications such as PMP®, SCRUM Master, PRINCE2 Practitioner, and ITIL v3 over her 24 years of experience managing projects with 3 years of setting and heading a PMO.

Madeeha Khan Yousafzai


Dubai, UAE

Madeeha is a Coach, Trainer, Mentor, Speaker in Project Management and People Empowerment, positioning PM as an Enabler for Business Excellence and Agility. She has served IT, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Energy, and Hospitality across Pakistan, Norway, USA, and UAE in Digital Transformation, Cognitive and Cloud Technology, Android OS, Semantic Analytics.

Efrosyni Konstantinou

UCL (University College London)

London, UK

Effie leads an interdisciplinary research programme focused on the politics of the self, in connection with ethics, professionalism, and Grand Challenges. Her research studies the individual as an agent (sociological perspective), a human (philosophical perspective) and an employee (organizational) studies perspective) and brings to light the multidimensional nature of human existence.

Lynn Shannon

Project Management Institute

New York, USA

Lynn Shannon, B.Ed, Dip.Sp.Ed, DASSM, PMP, PMI-PBA, a member of the Project Management Institute’s Board of Directors, is a dedicated professional leader with extensive management experience leading media and digital transformation programs for large Canadian companies, including Thomson Reuters, Torstar, Rogers Communication and Sun Life Financial. She trains project managers and business analysts and facilitates the creation of project management offices (PMOs) while leading change initiatives to achieve corporate objectives.

Oliver F. Lehmann

Oliver F. Lehmann Project Business Training
Project Business Foundation

Munich, Germany

Oliver focuses on project business, helping contractors raise professionalism and profitability of their customer projects. He has been a trainer for PMP certification since 2001. From 2013 to 2018, he was the President of the PMI Southern Germany Chapter. He wrote two books and 50+ papers.

Giusi Meloni


Milan, Italy

An independent trainer and consultant, Giusi blends cutting-edge research with practical know-how, hard and soft skills, shared wisdom, and creativity. A frequent international speaker, she contributed to various publications among which the chapter on Ethics and Risk Management in both editions of “The Risk Management Handbook” published by Kogan Press.

Geraldine Mongold


Virginia, USA

Geraldine is a project manager, business analyst, writer, and educator from Virginia who has spent 20 years consulting and teaching people how to build better products by focusing on what really matters. She’s passionate about design accessibility and simplicity. In her spare time, she rescues horses and writes murder mysteries.

Beth Ouellette

The Ouellette Group

Hardeeville, USA

An active PMI-global volunteer and fully-engaged professional, Beth understands the vital components of ethics throughout program/project management. Working in over 40 countries, across multiple industries, she has set-up PMOs, mentored execs, trained teams, and facilitated successful outcomes. Currently on the Ethics Review Committee, she will lend insights into ethical leadership.

Rahul Pai


Mumbai, India

Over 7 years into Agile & Project Management & over 13 years of total experience across different roles & industries, having successfully managed projects & lead teams to deliver value by effectively collaboration with cross functional distributed teams. PMP certified, MBA in Information Management & Professional Scrum Master.

Ruth Pearce

Pearce Insights

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Ruth Pearce is an award winning and ICF accredited coach, speaker, author, and trainer. As a coach and speaker specializing in group work, I help people to increase their influence and self-mastery and transform their experiences by building hope, developing their strengths, increasing bravery and engaging curiosity.

Luis Eduardo Reyes Plasencia

Santalucia Seguros

Madrid, Spain

Experienced project manager with over a decade of success in diverse industries, including technology, insurance, and finances. Skilled communicator, people connector, and collaborator, emphasizing teamwork for project success. Additionally, passionate about sharing knowledge through teaching and speaking.

Dan Ryan

Spreye AI Global Inc.

New York City, USA

My extensive experience as a PMP coach and founder of PM Exam Coach, where I pioneered virtual PMP coaching and helped over 10,000 PMs achieve certification, has been pivotal. It is time to go for a new journey as the founder and CEO of Spreye AI Global Inc., making AI accessible and useful for project managers.

Sarah Schütte


London, UK

Built environment lawyer and PMI-CAPM, independent adviser on infrastructure projects in UK and internationally since 2014 after Senior Counsel (incl. global risk) and law firm positions. Passionate about the project management profession and advocate of superb contract management. Training provider and member and volunteer of PMI UK and APM UK.

Mustafa Sherif

AFRY, Urbanistica Podcast

Stockholm, Sweden

Mustafa is a TEDxTalk Co-Coach, speaker, moderator and engaged in numerous initiatives in Sweden and globally to accelerate transition towards sustainable cities and communities. He is a Studio Manager & Urban Planner at AFRY and the Host of Urbanistica international podcast. Named 100 most influential people in Architecture and Design in Sweden and a winner of the Under 35 Changemaker Award 2022 for Sustainability by PMI Sweden Chapter.

Marisa Silva

The Lucky PM

Leiria, Portugal

Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, educator, and international speaker, with a track record of building capabilities in organizations undergoing transformational change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs and project management, she is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers”.

Tiziano Villa

The Project Management Lab®

Milan, Italy

Trainer and consultant in project management. PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-DASSM®, PMI-ATP® Instructor, PMI-DASM® Instructor, PMI-DASSM® Instructor, SAFe® 6 Agilist. Personal engagement in application of project management for social good. Co-author of “Empowering project teams: using project followership to improve performance” – CRC Press, 2014 – Foreword by Russell D. Archibald.

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Dilara Cetin

PMI Sweden Chapter
Gothenburg, Sweden


Dilara Çetin is a Project Manager in the Energy sector in Sweden with a diverse background in managing various processes and energy projects. She actively volunteers for PMI Sweden and PMI Türkiye Chapters, showcasing an ardent dedication to both professional growth and community involvement in the realm of project management.

Michał Prorok

PMI Poland Chapter
Warsaw, Poland


With a diverse background and 8 years of management experience, including roles as a Project, Portfolio, Account, Line, and Resource Manager, Business Analyst, and Product Owner, Michał brings a wealth of insights from the IT world. Currently serving as a Delivery Manager at Xebia, he has also been associated with PMI Poland Chapter for 5 years and now holds the prestigious role of VP of Events.

Geovanna Ortiz

PMI Slovakia Chapter
Bratislava, Slovakia


International Project Manager, originally from Ecuador – Quito but established in Slovakia – Bratislava. I felt in love with projects because they are not monotonous, you learn new things and your skills are tested every time to the limit meaning that you grow with each project.

Ünsal Atasoy

PMI Türkiye Chapter
Istanbul, Türkiye


Ünsal is an experienced program and project manager, a volunteer in PMI Türkiye, and a visiting lecturer. He has been working in information technology for the last 15 years, mostly for financial institutions. He is currently serving as a digital transformation program manager in a financial company. He is a passionate advocate of delivering value through project management and volunteering. He has got PMP® and PMI-DASM® certifications.

Mi Sook Park

PMI Switzerland Chapter
Frick, Switzerland


A passionate trainer, consultant and volunteer with over 30 years’ experience in projects, PMP® certified, worked at IKEA before moved on to ABB and NKT. In addition to focusing on quality, she is very keen on culture and competence management, and is currently finalising her PhD thesis on digitalising and communicating corporate culture and values. She recently started her own consulting company, Mi Park Consulting.

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