The International Project Management Association (IPMA) 27th World Congress recently took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. At a Gala Awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Ed Naughton, the Institute's Director-General, was awarded Honorary Fellowship status. His candidature was voted on and approved by delegates from 55 countries around the world.
The IPMA was founded in 1965 and is the world’s oldest professional project management organisation. Since its foundation, it has only made this award to 25 other nominees. Being admitted to such an elite group of thought leaders represents recognition at the highest level possible.
Ed’s career in and contribution to project management spans many facets ranging from extensive practice in the capital asset and business domains to professional organisation participation on both a domestic and international landscape through education and certification achievements of distinction. He is a former Vice President for Marketing at IPMA and currently is a member of their Education & Training Board. Such involvement always ensures that the quality and calibre of the Institute's education and certification programmes constantly reflects the very latest and most up-to-date international thinking.
"This honour is a reflection on the fact that a small country such as Ireland with a 4.0m population can be very influential in its contribution to the world of international project management. In many facets of the sport, arts, music and business Ireland punch above its weight. So it is the case with the Institute of project management’s contribution to the professionalization of project management."