Meet the Experts – International Project Management Conference

27th March 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

reinhard-wagnerReinhard Wagner (DE) has been active for more than 30 years in the field of project-related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Air Defense, Automotive Engineering, and Machinery, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), he has proven experience in managing projects, programmes and project portfolios in complex and dynamic contexts. He is also an IPMA Certified Programme and Portfolio Management Consultant, and as such supports senior executives in developing and improving their organizational competence in managing projects. For more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in the development of national and international project, programme and portfolio management standards. Reinhard Wagner is President of IPMA, Past President and Honorary Fellow of GPM (the German Project Management Association) and acting Working Group Convenor for the development of ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”.



Prof. Dr. Mladen Radujkovic (HR) is professor of Project Management and Construction Management at the FCE, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He also holds position of the Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), after being President in the period 2013/14, and Vice President for the period 2007-2012. Simultaneously he is a part time consultant for complex local and regional projects in the South-east Europe. His past experience includes various positions such as site engineer, supervisor, designer, project manager, consultant and professor, over the past 35 years, of which he spent more than 10 years in industry. He held leading positions in companies, NGOs and at the Zagreb University. From 2002 to 2006 he was Vice Dean and from 2006 to 2010 Dean of the FCE, University of Zagreb. From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the Zagreb University Management Board. He is one of the founders and currently President of the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM). In the past he was one of the initiators of the establishment of regional project management associations in south east Europe (SENET). Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of the OTMC Journal.

His international experience includes participation in projects owned by Ilbau, Strabag, Booz Allen Hamilton, Importanne, USAID, ADRIS and IPMA.

His special interests includes project management, construction management and organization, risk, cost and time management so as performance management.

He has published close to 200 papers, mostly at an international level, dealing with project management and construction management topics. He has given presentations at many international events organized by OTMC, CIB, IPMA, TECHSTA, ICEC, USAID and ECI across the world, including more then 30 keynotes and invited presentation at global events. He delivered lectures or invited presentations all over the world. He was a visitor at UK academic institutions for five terms. His research and education references include twenty five years of lecturing, so as the design and implementation of ten curriculum (graduate and postgraduate), involvement in more than 70 seminars or workshops, reviewer position for 5 international scientific journals,  membership at scientific committee for more than  50 international scientific events, and participation or principal researcher position in around 20 research projects. Over the past 35 years he has been continuously engaged in professional activity, providing supervision and consultancy for many local or regional projects related to research, tourism, water, transport, investment and education. He is a first assessor for IPMA project management certification in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Dr. Yvonne Schoper (DE) is Professor for International Project Management at HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin.

Dr. Schoper holds a BSc in Engineering Management, an MSc International Business and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering.

She worked as a project manager for BMW where she was responsible for several international automotive development projects in USA and in Germany.

Since 2009 she is associate Professor for Project Management at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China).

Her research interests are intercultural project management, future trends in project management, women in project management and the further development of the profession of project managers.

From 2012-2015 she was Executive Board Member of GPM, the association of Project Management in Germany where she was responsible for the area of research. Since 2015 she is the delegate of Germany in IPMA´s Council of Delegates. Since 2016 she is member of the presidential advisory board of GPM.


michael-young-headshotMichael Young (AUS) is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and author. As a leading international expert in project, program and portfolio management and strategy implementation, Michael is actively engaged in the international project management community where he is involved with developing international standards in project, program and portfolio management.

As an industry expert, Michael has been interviewed and quoted by BRW, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times.

Michael is the CEO and Founder of Transformed, Australia’s leading education and training organization that specializes in procurement, project management, building and civil construction; Director of Yuras Business Gateway, Director and Projective Pty Ltd and Vice President of GPM Global.

Michael holds volunteer positions as Director for Professional Advancement for the Australian Institute of Project Management, head of standards for IPMA and is a member of ISO Technical Committee on project, program and portfolio management.

He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra.

Michael has edited two books and authored over 50 book chapters, academic and industry articles as well as dozens of blog posts.

He also regularly teaches at Universities in Australia and presents keynote addresses both nationally and international.

He was recently invited to the United Nations Headquarters to speak with business leaders around the world on improving sustainability in project management.

Michael works with government to find clarity and improve organizational performance by implementing organizational program and portfolio delivery capabilities.



Joop Schefferlie (NL) is Vice President Certification of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

Joop is managing director of the IPMA Certification Body of the Netherlands. He possesses more than 15 years experience in building and changing of complex organizations with more than 800 employees based on a clear vision and objectives. Joop was board member and president for more than seven years for IPMA Netherlands till 2014.



joel-carboni-photoDr. Joel Carboni (USA) is a leading figure on sustainable project management.  Dr. Carboni is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment. He is the founder of Green Project Management (GPM Global) and is the President of IPMA-USA. He has over 20 years’ experience in portfolio, program and program management working in Municipal Government, Big Five Consulting, Banking, Legal, and Higher Education.

As an author and an actor on the international sustainable development movement he is the GPM Global representative to the United Nations Global Compact, a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative, signatory to the call to action on Anti-Corruption, Caring for Climate, and one of only fourteen listed supporting organizations of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative (PRME).  He is a frequent speaker at project management and sustainability symposiums, congresses, and conferences all over the world.

He is the architect of the GPM PRiSM Methodology, The GPM P5™ Standard for Sustainability in Project Management, Co-Architect of the Portfolio, Program and Project Materiality Assessment Model (PSM3), and Advisor to the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline 4th Version (ICB4).

  • The first recipient of an IPMA Achievement Award for “Applying sustainable principles to project delivery.” October of 2013
  • Recipient of the Global Training and Development Leadership Award from the World Human Resources and Development Congress in February of 2014
  • Recipient of both the Humanitarian and Liberty Awards from the Soka Gakkai International – USA and the Paz, Culture, and Education award from the Brasil Soka Gakkai Internacional, 2004
  • Serves on three regional, one national, and two international executive boards focusing on STEM, Human Resources, Project Management, and Sustainable Development.
  • A life member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and an Eagle Scout, class of 1991
  • Member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council 2016


  • Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B®)
  • Certified Green Project Manager (GPM®)
  • PSM3™ First Assessor
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