PMIEF Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors oversees PMIEF’s efforts

The PMI Educational Foundation is led by a ten member Board of Directors—five of whom are appointed by the PMI Board of Directors, four of which are elected by the Foundation’s Board, and one non-voting member. The Board of Directors is composed of project management practitioners, public interest representatives, plus academic and industry professionals. A board member's term is three years.

The Board of Directors meets a minimum of twice a year and a maximum of four times a year to:

  • Govern the Educational Foundation
  • Determine the strategic direction of PMIEF
  • Monitor the Educational Foundation’s performance
  • Award financial grants

The PMIEF Board of Directors is committed to a governance structure based on predetermined and agreed upon values and vision for the future, the prioritization of programs to ensure the maximum benefit from limited resources, and leadership in strategic matters.

Olivier Lazar headshot

Olivier Lazar, PMP

Chief Operating Officer

Non-Voting, 2020–ongoing

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Ramam Atmakuri, PMP

Elected, 2020–2022

Ram Dokka

Ram Dokka, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP


Appointed, 2020–2022

Jane Farley

Jane Farley, PMP

Elected, 2019–2021

Connie Figley headshot

Connie Figley, PMP

Elected, 2021–2023

Mitchell Fong's headshot

Mitchell Fong, PMP, P.Eng., DALSM

Elected, 2020–2021

Deji Ishmael headshot

Ayodeji Ishmael


Appointed, 2020–2021

Christiann Kindermanns headshot

Christiaan Kindermans, PMP

Appointed, 2021–2023

Anael Ndosa headshot

Anael Ndosa

Appointed, 2021–2023

Eric Norman headshot

Eric Norman, PMP, CSM, PgMP, PMI Fellow


Appointed, 2020–2022