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  1. By being a SPEAKER at the First (1st) Edition of the Pan-African Project Management Conference 2017 you will contribute to the objective of reaching a critical mass of qualified experts and professionals in project and programme management that are needed for efficient structural and infrastructural transformation of the African economy, a key component of the Agenda 2063, the 50-years long term plan of African Union.
  2. Be a SPEAKER at the First (1st) Edition of the Pan-African Project Management Conference 2017. As international qualified expert interested by Africa’s development, we invite you to respond to the Call for Expert Speakers for the First (1st) Edition of the Pan-African Project Management Conference 2017 published in June 23,2016. The Conference Organizing Team  seeks high quality papers and presentation on the 16 topics derived from the theme. Proposals in English or French (abstracts on the topic selected) with brief professional profile (biography) and photo should be sent by July 31,2016. For additional information or questions regarding this Call for Expert Speakers, please send an email to: babissakana@prescriptor-consulting.com
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Antonio M.A. Pedro

Conference topic:

Challenges of Africa's economic and social transformation



Director of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Sub-regional Office for Central Africa

Antonio M.A. Pedro is a mineral exploration geologist (Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London) from Mozambique with more than 30 years of broad experience of and exposure to development issues and management at national, sub-regional, and continental levels. He joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2001, where he is currently the Director of ECA’s Sub-regional Office for Central Africa, based in Yaounde, Cameroon. For 7 years, he occupied the same position in the ECA office for Eastern Africa, in Kigali, Rwanda.  Prior to joining ECA, he was the Director General of the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

He has been at the forefront of policy analysis and strategy setting in the natural resources sector and has published or led the publication of major studies and/or policy papers and think pieces on the nexus between the extractive sector and sustainable development.  He is a co-author of "Africa's Blue Economy: A Policy Handbook" and the Country Mining Vision Guidebook. He led the work of the International Study Group on Africa’s Mineral Regimes (ISG), a major ECA initiative to ensure that Africa’s mineral resources fully contribute to the socio-economic development of the continent in a sustainable manner. The ISG work culminated in the publication of the report “Minerals and Africa’s Development”. He has also played a leading role in the formulation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) which was adopted by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, in February 2009.

As Chief of Infrastructure and Natural Resources Development at ECA, he led the work of the organisation on mining, water, transport, and energy development. As such, he was responsible for promoting regional policy harmonisation and alignment; developing conceptual frameworks to support integrated infrastructure and natural resources development and to strengthen the business fundamentals of regional projects and their ability to scale-up multiplier effects and horizontal and vertical linkages across multiple value chains.  He supported the implementation of NEPAD's infrastructure initiatives including the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). In addition, he led ECA’s work on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries, the UN Road Safety Programme and in rendering support to the African Union Commission (AUC), RECs and IGOs including Energy Power Pools, River Basin Organizations and other stakeholders.

He is member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Co-Chair of its thematic group on the Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources. He is equally a member of the International Resources Panel, and faculty member of the Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, a joint programme of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Mineral Economics, a journal published by Springer and serves in the Board of Directors and Advisory Groups of several institutions and global initiatives including the CCSI.

Dr. O. Chima Okereke

Conference topic:
Use of projects and programmes engineering to achieve the strategic objectives of the continent



Managing Director and CEO of Total Technology Consultants, Ltd

Dr. O. Chima Okereke is Managing Director and CEO of Total Technology Consultants, Ltd, a project management consulting company working in West Africa and the UK.  He works from his office in the UK while his consultants are based in his office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His company, Total Technology Consultants Limited, a project management consulting company, in Africa and UK, is an Oracle gold-level partner, and a Microsoft Network Partner.  Between 2002 and end of 2015, the company trained over 500 project professionals on enterprise project management courses in Nigeria and Gabon.

Chima is a visiting professor, an industrial educator, a multidisciplinary project management professional, with over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas, steel and power generation industries. For example, On December 26th 2013, he completed an assignment as a visiting professor in project management; teaching a class of students on Master’s degree in project management in the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. In August and September 2013, he conducted an innovative, and personally developed training programme for seventy six well engineers of Shell Nigeria to enhance the efficiency of their operations using project and operations management processes.

Before embarking on a career in consulting, he worked for thirteen years in industry rising to the position of a Chief engineer with specialisation in industrial controls and instrumentation, electronics, electrical engineering and automation. During those 13 years, he worked on every aspect of projects of new industrial plants including design, construction and installation, commissioning, and engineering operation and maintenance in process industries. Chima sponsored and founded the potential chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, acting as president from 2004 to 2010.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, and a PhD following research in Robotics and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Bradford in the UK in 1994 and 1995 respectively.  He also has a PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) which he passed at first attempt.  He has been a registered engineer with COREN in Nigeria since 1983.  For many years, Total Technology has been a partner for Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit, a representative in Nigeria of Oracle University for training in Primavera project management courses, and a Gold Level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN. He is a registered consultant with several UN agencies.  More information can be found at http://www.totaltechnologyconsultants.org/. Chima is an international editorial advisor for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. He has written over thirty published papers for the journal. Hecan be contacted at chima.okereke@totaltechnologyconsultants.com   or info@totaltechnologyconsultants.org.

Ajijola Gbolahan

Conference topic:
Role of African universities and academic institutions in research, transfer, acquisition and mastery of project management technologies.



Transport Management Technology Specialist
Head of Communications of the Certification Board of the PMDA of Nigeria

Ajijola Gbolahan is a First Class graduate of Transport Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Akure in Nigeria. His exploits in project management began in 2013 with the establishment of the Young Project Managers club which was later transformed into the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC) FUTA. Between 2013 and 2015, Gbolahan served as the Project Director of IPMA YC FUTA before his appointment as the Project Director of IPMA YC Nigeria in 2015. As the project director of this association, he organized several conferences, trainings, and seminars which aimed to promote youth development in Project Management. He has also been involved in virtual teams of certain international projects such as the Global e-Collaboration Competition, International Project Management Championship among others. Having recently been appointed as the Head of Communications of the Certification Board of the Project Management Development Association of Nigeria, Gbolahan aims to continue to encourage Youth development in Project management. Despite currently undertaking a National Youth Service of 1 year, Gbolahan champions several initiatives some of which includes Mentor A Child Initiative (MACI), Ghetmi.com which aims to promote easy access to experts in project management.

Michiel Christiaan (Giel) Bekker

Conference topic:
Governance for Trans-Border Projects in Africa

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P.Eng, HBA, MBA, PhD
Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria
Director of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Africa Chapter

Giel is currently a Senior Lecturer in project and quality management at the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Tuition is primarily focused on the Masters in Engineering Management and Masters in Project Management programmes. He is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and taught on the Master in Strategic Project Management Programme at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and Umea University in Sweden. He authored / co-authored numerous articles and has supervised more than 100 Masters and PhD students between 2000 and 2016 in the field of project and quality management. Giel also presented various international lectures and papers in the UK, China, USA, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Botswana, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Namibia and Nigeria. Apart from lecturing he also consults and contract project management services to industry through ProjectWay Consulting and Contracting. Since 2000 he has overseen more than 200 projects, mostly in the heavy industry, building and mining sectors.

Giel started his professional career as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Sasol Technologies, a petrochemical company. Before leaving Sasol in 2000 he managed a department of 23 project managers with a total project portfolio budget of over USD 200million. During 1996 he established the Mpumalanga Branch of the Project Management Institute of South Africa (PMISA) and served as president for two years. He is co-founder and Director of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Africa Chapter. In 2003 he received the Project Management Excellence Award from PMSA for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Project Execution. He actively participated in the development of the ISO 21500 - Guidance for Project Management and is a sub-group leader of the ISO 21503 Working Group into Project Governance.

He is married with two sons and enjoys all sport, camping, photography, mountain biking and hunting. A single handicap golfer he was also chairman of the University of Pretoria Golf Club.

Husam Saud

Conference topic:
Adoption of a project management methodology within an organization: What practical approach?

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Telecom. Eng. B.Sc., MBA, M.Sc. PMP®, ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, ISO LA

President of Sudanese Association of Project Management (SAPM)

Husam Saud is a competent and trustworthy, PMO Consultant, Portfolio, and Programme Management. A Project Management Trainer (PMP/ Prince2), and Project and Programme manager with more than 12 diversified years of progressive work in managing telecommunications projects, industry and Project governance.

He is practicing at leading cross-functional teams of professionals with high caliber in development of project planning, executing and follow-up of several projects with multiple vendors and operators.

Beside he established Project Management Dimension Consulting Company in 2013 in Sudan to provide the knowledge and experience required to startup, extension of PMO services, and establishment of a Project Management Methodology in organizations.

Husam Saud is actual President of Sudanese Association of Project Management (SAPM), a professional organization at the service of the community and promoting project management best practices in Sudan.

He is an Engineer in Telecommunications, Eng. B.Sc., MBA, M.Sc. and is holder of international certifications: PMP®, ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, ISO LA.

J.C. Kruger

Conference topic:
The crucial role of ethical standards on projects



PMP, CCP, Pr.Tech
Managing Director of Mhlegahlatini (Pty) Ltd
Secretary of ISO TC258 WG02 Governance of project, programme and portfolio

J.C. Kruger is since 2007 the Managing Director of Mhlegahlatini (Pty) Ltd (trading as Greybeards Inc) a consulting company specialising in the improvement of project delivery capability and competence. He has an extensive Project Management experience in the engineering- procurement-, construction-, and commissioning management of industrial and mining plants collected over some 25 years. Specialist experience covers contract administration, quality assurance, site administration, personnel management scheduling (planning), risk management, communication, estimating and cost control.

A further 15 Years executive management experience as General Manager and Director managing various functional department sat an international engineering- and project house. Departments managed: Project Management, Construction, Procurement, Contract Administration, Cost Engineering, Planning and Documentation Control. These organisational units provided resources on all projects executed by the company globally.

Kruger is holder of:

  1. (i) Project Management Professional (PMP) with PMI (Project Management Institute) in the USA - Reg No: 724 (1991 - present);
  2. (ii) Certified Cost Professional (CCP) (Previously named Certified Cost Engineer CCE) with AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International) – Reg No:  3456-11 (2011 – present); and
  3. (iii) Registered Professional Technologist Pr.Tech.(Eng.) Civil Engineering with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa)  – Reg.No: 8970039 (1983-2009).

In serving the project management profession, he has been: (i) Founder member and public relations officer of South African Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians, SAICET, now SAICE (South African Institute of Civil Engineers) - Vaal Triangle Branch; (ii) Director, past chairman of the BoD and past president on national executive of PMI (Project Management Institute) – South Africa Chapter; (iii) Founder member and past Vice President: International Liaison on the national executive of PMSA (Project Management South Africa) an independent voluntary association representing project management in South Africa; (iv) Past board member of SSETA (Services Sector Education and Training Authority) established under the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998; (v) Past board member and vice chairman of PMSC (Project Management Services Chamber) of SSETA; (vi) Founder member of the Project Management Standards Generating Body (PM SGB) formed under NQF 03 in terms of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Act No. 58 of 1995; (vii) Steering committee member for the writing of the draft bill controlling the project- and construction management professions in the built environment. This law has now been promulgated as the Project and Construction Management Professions Act (No. 48 of 2000); (viii) Past member of the EMAG (Ethics Member Advisory Group) and past member of the CS MAG (Component Services Member Advisory Group) of PMI Global Operations Centre; (ix) Past member of Communications Committee of PMI’s C&CR Department; (x) Past Chair and present member: SABS Technical Committee - SABS TC 258– Project- Programme and Portfolio Management, creating standards for project management and related subjects; (xi) Secretary of ISOTC258 WG02 Governance about to publish ISO21505 on project governance, and past member of WG1 (Terminology) of ISOPC236 who created the ISO21500 on project management; and (xii) Voluntary and paid lecturing and delivery of papers on project management globally.


Prof. Isabel Ortiz Marcos

Conference topic:
International offer of project management technologies (standards, methodologies and guidelines) and certification programmes

Prof. Isabel Ortiz Marcos

Industrial Engineer, PhD, PMP
Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic and International Planning
Associated professor of Project Management, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Prof. Isabel Ortiz Marcos is Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic and International planning and Associated Professor of Project Management at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain. She is conducting research activities in (i) Quality Management, (ii) Quality metrics on competences in project management and (iii) Cooperation for Development. Her technical consulting activities include: Project management, Quality and Cooperation for Development.

Prof Isabel Ortiz educational and professional background includes Industrial Engineer and PhD, a PMI Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification earned in 2006, a Master’s In Total Quality Management, SGS-UPM in 1995, and a European Master’s Degree in Quality of Complex Integrated Systems (EFQM) in 1995. She is Qualified as Head Auditor for Inspection Bodies (ISO 17020) by ENAC (Entidad Nacional de Acreditación) since 2000 till 2012. Prof Ortiz Marcos Isabel was born in Madrid, Spain 23th December, 1967.

Her experience background includes: (i) Teacher since 1991 in different Universities and Master Degrees; (ii) Author in more than 50 communications to international conferences; (iii) Responsible for six (6) research contracts with direct involvement; (iv) Coordinator of the Cooperation for development Group (GOCMA) with direct involvement in more than 10 projects during the last three years; (v) Responsible of the Research Programme (PhD) Project Management and Quality (PMQ). Since 2012 till 2016 she is coordinating the Master Programme: Project Management for Technological Projects. She is Project management consultant for different companies since 2010. She has been Director of the International Office ETSII UPM from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri

Conference topic:
Development of Project Management in Africa: The Role for National Standards Bodies

Prof Bhimaraya Metri, Dean of Strathclyde SKIL Business School


Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli India.
Vice President (Asia Pacific Division) of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Houston, Texas, USA (completed on March 31, 2017)
Chairman, Resources Management Sectional Committee, BIS, New Delhi, India
Former Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Gujarat, India.

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, NIT Campus (Post) Thanjavore Main Road, Thuvakudi, Tiruchirappalli - 620 015, Tamil Nadu, India. He is former Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Gujarat, India. In his 25 years with higher technical education, he has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions including Incharge PhD Programmes, Chairman (PGPM), Dean (Academics) and Dean (Business School) etc. Dr. Metri has published over 100 articles and research papers. In addition, he has edited six books. He has undertaken international research project on Future Trends in Executive Education in collaboration with Vienna university of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna (Austria). His major research and teaching/training interests are in project strategy, business excellence models and supply chain management.

He has trained senior executives of several leading organizations including ONGC, PSEB, BEL, Sona Koyo, BHEL, NRPC (Northern State Electricity Transmission Companies) Chief Engineers & IAS Officers, NTPC, RBI, Fortis, Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd, PGCIL, NHPC, HCL, PNB, CIDC, ABB, Nestle, DCM Shriram, Cairn Energy,  DOAE (Department of Atomic Energy) Officers, Army Officers, ITEC Officers (Ministry of External Affairs) from 16 countries, Afghanistan Government Officers, Mauritius Top Business Managers, New Holland Fiat,  Ministry of health & family welfare. He was also associated with ESSEC Business School, Paris (France) as resource faculty  for their executive  education. Dr. Metri has  also trained more than 600 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of leading Engineering Institutes including NITs in India under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP- World Bank assisted Project) of National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) - a unit of MHRD, Government of India.

Dr. Metri has undertaken consulting projects on project management, quality benchmarking and supply chain management for a wide array of companies in India, including PMGSY, NTPC, DTC, Indian Railway, Ministry of Defense, New Holland Tractors etc. He has been an advisor to several business schools, engineering institutes and universities in India.

Currently, Dr. Metri is Convener, panel on Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi for coordinating with ISO/TC 258, Member, ISO/TC 258 WG2. He is the Principal member of MSD 4 Committee and Convener, panel on Project Management IS: 14580, BIS, New Delhi He is  also the Chairman, Resources management sectional committee, BIS, New Delhi. He serves on the Board of Directors of Decision Sciences Institute, Houston, Texas (USA), Board of Studies, Indian Institute of Materials Management (IMM), Board of Directors of ISDSI, India and Member IAC, INTESDA (Japan).  He has served on several committees including Team Member of Principal Technical Agency (PTA) for PMGSY Projects, Chairman COSA 2012, Member, evaluation panel UKERI  (British Council), Member, ABMC Panel on Accreditation (Osaka, Japan), Member AICTE Hearing Committee and Inquiry Committee, Member National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and member, state electricity  advisory committee, Uttarakh and Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC), Dehradun.

Dr. Metri earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engg. from Government Engineering College Karad and his Master of Engineering in Civil (Construction & Management) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Powai Mumbai. Dr. Metri is the first Indian dean elected as Vice President (Asia pacific Division), Decision Science Institute, Houston, Texas, USA (completed on March 31, 2017); DSI website: http://www.decisionsciences.org. Currently he is the member of Decision Science Institute and Institute of Supply Chain Management (USA).

Peter Pfeiffer, PhD, PMP

Conference topic:
Project Management and Logical Framework Approach: Practice and prospects in Africa



Management Consultant
Co-founder of the Project Management Institute Rio de Janeiro Chapter

Mr. Pfeiffer holds a PhD degree in Sociology of Development and has been into Project Management for over thirty (30) years as a manager, lecturer, trainer and process facilitator, mainly in the field of International Development in Latin-America, Africa and Asia.

Creator and owner of the Sisaag (www.sisaag.com.br), a web-based management support system that uses the New Logical Framework as its centerline.

He is co-founder of the Project Management Institute Rio de Janeiro Chapter, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 1999. He has also several publications including books, chapters and articles about project management and organizational development. Mr. Pfeiffer is German and currently based in Brazil, working as a consultant in organizational development and project and program management.

Silvanus David

Conference topic:
Forming, development and performance of project teams: Good practice and prospects in Africa



Programme Manager– IT Projects, SITA
Member, Board of Directors,APMSA and HAGGAI

Silvanus David is Programme Manager for IT Projects at SITA, a provider of project support to the Government of South Africa. He is member of the Board of Directors of APMSA - Association for Project Management in South Africa (APMSA) and member of the Board of Directors of HAGGAI.

He has been conference speaker in many occasions: (i) at the HAGGAI conferences in South Africa to National and International delegates; (ii) a Paradigm Shifts in the Body of Christ in Johannesburg 2008, 2009; (iii) an Integrity Of A Leader in Johannesburg in 2009, 2010, 2011; (vi) Creating High Performance Project Teams, USA Florida and (vii) Webinar (Cyber Security) – Project World 2014, USA New York.

Oluwaseyi Sodola

Conference topic:
Project Management training in African universities and academic institutions: current situation and prospects



B. Tech, IPMA-D
HOD for Career Development Department, Youth Faith
Country President for Challenge Future
Leader of the Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN)

Oluwaseyi Sodola is a young Nigerian who is passionate about health, information, advocacy, project management and human development, he is the Young Crew Leader of the Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN) which is the member association for the International Project Management Association (IPMA); he supervises, coordinates and improves the competencies of both potential and professional project managers in Nigeria between the ages of 18 to 35. PMDAN is the umbrella organization in Nigeria for promoting and advancing the academy and professional development of project managers’ competency in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (PPPM) which is appropriately applied at all levels of both public and private sector organizations.

Oluwaseyi Sodola is the Country President for Challenge Future; the largest web-based youth organization that creates a community of talents and ideas for the world that works for all. He was the representative for West Africa regional working group member for the Commonwealth Students Association; where he advocates for students in Africa on the issues that pertains to their academic growth, capacity building and well-being.

He has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As the project director of HACEY’s Health Initiative in Akure Ondo State, where he supervises the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities of the organisation’s project in the areas of HIV/AIDS, and environmental protection/climate change. Through his work he helps children, women and young people live a healthy and sustainable life using Capacity building, Advocacy, Research and Education (C.A.R.E).

At January 1, 2016, he was appointed as the HOD for Career Development Department of a fast growing Youth Faith based Institution in Lagos Nigeria, where he oversees the career development of more than 2,500 youths of the organization. Oluwaseyi is a SDG certified trainer, project management consultant and speaker.

Ahmed Djamal SOUFI

 International Speaker Expert

Theme of the Conference:

Critical Aspects of Project Management Training and National or Regional Certification Bodies for the Success of Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
SOUFI Ahmed Djamal

  • Senior Consultant
  • Executive Director of the Algerian Project Management Association (APMA)
  • PhD Student in Executive Management (ISGP Algiers)

Mr. Soufi has a rich career path that can be summarized by mentioning some positions he has held during his career. He has held the following positions: (i) Responsible for Regional Maintenance of Air Navigation Facilities in Algerian airports; (ii) Head of the Algerian Unit for Flight Inspection; (iii) Technical Executive Director of Air Navigation in Algeria; (iv) Executive Chief Operating Officer of Air Navigation in Algeria; (v)Technical Inspector General of Air Navigation in Algeria; (vi) Advisor to the Director General of Air Navigation in Algeria; (vii)  Consultant in charge of Restructuring the Algerian Air Company "Tassili Airlines Spa" for the Sonatrach Company (Algeria); (viii) Advisor to the Director General of "Tassili Airlines Spa"; (ix) Advisor to the Director General of the "Tassili Air Work" subsidiary and (x) Consultant to many Algerian and foreign companies.

The experience of Mr. Soufi in project management can be summarized by the most important functions or roles he has played:  (i) the creation of an in-flight calibration unit (02 planes); (ii) Head of Automated Processing Project of Air Traffic Systems (TRAFCA); (iii) Team Leader of the Restructuring Study on the Algerian Airspace led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (USA) and the GTA Corp office; (iv) Project Manager for the construction of five airports in extreme south of Algeria; (v) Member of the team responsible for the study of the national transport plan steered by BEDAT (Research Department of the Ministry of Transport; (vi) Construction of a Central Passenger Station in Algiers with the creation a Spa management company and (vii) Member of the Study Committee in charge of Surveying the Market, Determining and Acquiring the Fleet of the "Tassili Airlines Spa" Airline Company.

In terms of academic training, Mr. Soufi holds the following certificates: Air Navigation Technician (ENAC: Paris & Toulouse, France) ; (ii) Flight Inspector (FAA Academy : USA) ; (iii) Private Pilot (Algiers Flying club) ; (iv) Hon Bsc Eng Telecoms  (University of Essex: UK); (v) Post Graduation Certificate in Airports Planning (University of Loughbourough: UK) ; (vi) Post Graduation Certificate in Aeronautical Professional Management (Mc Gill University: Canada) ; (vii) Post-Graduate Degree (DESS) (Master) in Project Management (ISGP Algiers) and (viii) Visiting Researcher in the Aeronautic Research Unit (University of Blida: Algiers). Moreover, MrSoufi is a PhD Student in Executive Management (ISGP Algiers).

Carleton Chinner

Conference topics:
Project Management offices: Design, establishment and optimal performance

Carleton Chinner


Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD)
Programme and Portfolio Manager for Toll Remote Logistics

Carleton Chinner is the Programme and Portfolio Manager for Toll Remote Logistics, a company specialising in logistics to the Oil and Gas, Mining, and Defence industries. He has over 20 years’ experience as a specialist in portfolio, programme, and project management working across every kind of company from small software development houses to government organisations and multi-national conglomerates.

He has set up Project and Programme Management Offices in fields as diverse as Information Technology, Solar and Wind farms, Newspapers, and large scale farming. He believes very strongly in the power of building empowered teams using standard methodologies to deliver value. This forms a core basis to the way he builds effective PMOs.

Carleton contributes regularly to ProjectManagement.com and publications such as Australian Project Manager Magazine. He has presented at the Australian Institute of Project Managers National Conference and served as a moderator on other conferences.

Carleton holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management. He is a current Member of the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM) and Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD).



Conference topics:

Women in project management: perspective for Africa


  • BA Arch, MSc, PhD, RIBACertPM, APMP, MAPM
  • Chair APM Women in Project Management (2012-2016)
  • Member APM Professional Conduct Committee

Dr Teri Okoro, Founder and Director of TOCA consultancy has extensive experience of leading and delivering projects in UK and Africa. She sits on the Diversity Panel of the UK Construction Industry Council and the WIPM Scholarship Advisory Group at Oxford University - Said Business School MSc in Major Programme Management. A Women in Leadership Scholar at Ashridge – Hult, Teri also holds Non-Executive Director positions.Her consultancy experience spans several sectors.

A practicing architect and construction programme manager, Teri has also been UK National Chair of the APM Women in Project Management and has a special interest in developing diverse talent and inclusive leadership.  For over a decade, she has presented, written and published widely on these topics in UK, Europe and internationally including at Project Spring 2016, Lithuania and IPMA 2015 Conference, Panama. She initiated and produced the APM WIPM video encouraging millennials to consider project management as a career of first choice. An adviser for and organiser of several conferences, she also acts as a mentor.

EKANEM, Nyananso Gabriel

Session topic:

PPP infrastructure Projects in Africa: How to benefit from the PPP Body of Knowledge (PPP Guide) and the APMG PPP Certification Programme

EKANEM, Nyananso Gabriel



Managing Consultant at Weircapacity Limited, Abuja, Nigeria

Nyananso Ekanem is the Managing Consultant at Weircapacity Limited, an Infrastructure Advisory and Training organization, accredited by APMG International (ATO) to deliver the CP3P Foundation training course and exams in the framework of the PPP Guide and APMG PPP Certification Program. With over 17 years’ experience in Infrastructure management and Strategic Reform, he is knowledgeable in the development and implementation of Partnerships across sectors. Before joining Weircapacity, he worked with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) as the Head of Contracts Monitoring and Compliance, overseeing the performance of all PPP contracts of the Federal Government. As the Nigeria Country Programme Manager of Partners for Water and Sanitation, PAWS (a DFID UK tri-sector partnership), he participated in the development and implementation of tri-sector (Public-Private-Civil Society) partnerships in a number of Countries in Africa and the UK. At ORTECH Consulting where he was the Head of Specialized Business unit on a PPP Water Services Management Contract, he was part of the team that improved the operational efficiency and financial performance of the water utility, attracting finance for capital investment.

With a wide range of experience in the Private, Public, and Development sectors, Nyananso has a good knowledge of Policy, legal and regulatory, institutional, financial and economic, and technical issues in the development and management of multi-sector partnerships. He has shared his knowledge and experience of partnerships at a number of forums as a panelist and facilitator, and he’s on the Weircapacity team of trainers. His recent presentation and facilitation include; the Ghana Health and Mining sectors PPP projects identification process in Accra, towards the improvement of health services in Ghana; the 3rd PPPs in Emerging Markets forum in Dubai, UAE, where PPP units from selected emerging market economies presented their progress and strategies in the implementation of PPPs; the PPP Days in Geneva, an international PPP forum organized by the World Bank and the United Nations; the Southern Africa Development Commission (SADC) PPP Network and Forum, where he presented the key challenges in the development and implementation of PPPs in Africa, using case studies from Nigeria.

Nyananso is a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group Infrastructure Policy Commission. He is an Associate of The Partnering Initiative (TPI), an organization focused on improving the theory and practice of cross-sector partnership through the facilitation of widespread, systematic and effective collaboration between civil society, government, development agencies and business.