2007 Gilles Caupin (France)
Gilles Caupin is former President, Chair and an honorary Fellow of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He is one of the founders and a past-President of the French project management association AFITEP, past-Chair and Distinguished International Fellow of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC), and past-Chair of the Global Project Management Forum initiative.
He is past Chair of the IPMA Certification Management Board, first assessor and international validator for several IPMA certification bodies, and has played a leadership role (as a member and chairman of the Certification Validation Management Board) in the development of the IPMA Certification System since 1994.
He has recently assumed the position of IPMA Mediterranean Network Secretary General. Gilles Caupin has over 40 years of experience in projects and project management, in a variety of fields and industries including major transportation projects. Gilles has presented papers, speeches and workshops on project management around the world for the last twenty years and is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the world of professional project management.