Jesús Martinez Almela appointed PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor in Spain


IPMA Former President and Chair joins international advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

27 June 2024 – Dallas, TX, USA and Madrid, Spain – PM World has announced the appointment of Mr. Jesús Martinez Almela as an honorary global advisor for the PM World Journal (PMWJ) and PM World Library (PMWL).  Based in Villarreal, Spain, Jesús is founder and owner of Bioagroproject Biotech PPM and P3Competence for training, consultancy, and interim project and programme management (2008-present). He is also an Honorary Fellow and former President and Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the Europe-based federal of 50+ national PM associations around the world.

Jesús Martinez Almela is an award-winning Projects, Programme and Portfolio Manager, Certified IPMA Coach for Human Talent Development, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer, and international Trainer, Coach and Consultant. He was President of IPMA during 2018-2020 and Chair of the IPMA Council of Delegates in 2021-2023. He formerly served as IPMA VP Education during 2013-2017. He was named an Honorary IPMA Fellow in 2023.

Jesús has extensive experience with PM certifications and training. Since 1999, he has been involved with development of international standards for research and Project, Programme, Portfolio, Agile Leadership, Coach, Consultant and Trainer in Project Management, including ICB3, ICB4, PEB, OCB, ICB4, etc. Since 1999, he also has been personally certified in all levels of the IPMA 4LC universal model of competences against the versions ICB1 (level D), ICB2 (levels C and B) and ICB3 (level A, recertified level A since 2007).  In 2007 he was the first certificate of level A in Spain.  Since 2012, he also holds Certificate as IPMA Delta Assessor. He is ICA-International Assessor for ICB-CCT certifications (co-author in Spanish of CCT-Consultants, Coaches and Trainers in Project Management Guidelines, ISBN: 987-607-99850-0-4). He is the head of the Spanish Certification Body (accredited ISO17024:2012) for Project Management (2005-today).

Since 1993, he has lectured in honours courses in 13 Polytechnic Universities throughout Spain, and at major universities in Seven Latin American countries. Since 2005, he has conducted basic and advanced PM training and lectures in more than 40 countries for 500 companies, 30 universities and multiple professional bodies. From 2012-2016 he was Chairman of the IPMA APM International Expert Seminar in ETH-Zurich. He has served as professor in the Alma Mater Europea University PhD Project Management Programme (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia) since 2017

Jesús is an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer, with a degree in Agricultural Economics from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, 1986.  Further education included PDG-IESE, University of Navarra, Spain (1988); Post Graduate Environmental Engineering degree, Lleida University, Spain (1997); Post Graduate degree in Wastewater Treatment, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (1998); and STMC based Technology Program, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, USA and IESA Navarra University, Spain (1999).

Jesús has authored more than 300 technical and scientific documents and papers, and is the co-author of 8 books, systems and models; many are related to new processes for sustainable farming, agricultural production, and projects and programme management.

See his Honorary Global Advisor profile at https://pmworldlibrary.net/jesus-martinez-almela/

According to PMWJ editor David Pells, “We are honored to announce the appointment of Jesús Martinez Almela as an honorary advisor for our journal and library.  He is one of the most accomplished and recognized leaders in the project management profession today, especially in the Spanish-speaking world.  Over the last decade, he has personally sponsored and dramatically advanced the growth of PM professional associations throughout Latin America.”

Jesús Almela stated, “I am honored by this appointment, and very happy to join such a distinguished group of leaders and experts. I have known David for many years, and I think we share an interest in advancing modern project management in the underserved agriculture, food and water-related industries.  Needless to say, I was delighted to receive his invitation.

Pells added, “It’s also a personal pleasure as I remember our meeting in Dallas in 2013 when Jesús delivered a keynote presentation to the annual UT Dallas PM Symposium.  In addition to the conference, we had a memorable visit to the Spanish art museum at SMU and he was a guest in our home. I have followed his career since then, meeting periodically at IPMA congresses in Rome, Dubrovnick and elsewhere.  Here’s a photo from 11 years ago.”

PM World engages with professional and academic leaders in various countries to support the organization’s dual missions of advancing knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to modern program and project management. To see all current Honorary Global Advisors, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/team/global-advisors-pm-profession/

Registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and other works about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management.  To see the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.com. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.