Project Management Institute Announces Future 50 2022 List Celebrating 50 Up-and-coming Young Leaders Who Are Transforming the World Through Projects

PHILADELPHIA CREAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced its third annual report Future 50 list, which includes 50 emerging leaders using bold, innovative thinking to transform the world through remarkable projects. The 50 exceptional project leaders, highlighted in a new digital experience on, represent a new generation of fearless changemakers dedicated to forging a better future. The winners include groundbreaking achievements by people from many sectors and countries, including young tech innovator Kelly Yang, PMP of Google, and government youth advocate Shamma Al Mazrui, UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth .

As much as global megatrends – such as the climate crisis; digital disturbance; and civil, civic and equality movements – create a massive impact on society, they also create implications for projects and the project management profession. Projects are how individuals, organizations, and entire societies mitigate the impact of these global megatrends, putting immense pressure on these flagship projects. Even as individuals strive to achieve a balance between the many worlds we live in – virtual and physical, personal and public – the 2022 Future 50 winners have risen to the challenge of creating a new and better reality for all.

“In a world filled with rapid technological advances, changing demographics and the resulting complexities of globalization, this year’s Future 50 list is a testament to how the next generation is driving change,” said Michael DePrisco, interim president and chief operating officer at PMI. . “These emerging leaders exemplify our mission to make a difference in the world through projects, and we are proud to tell the story of their impact on society.”

This year’s Future 50 winners were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted from around the world. The final list represents a full spectrum of regions, industries and achievements in the project economy – one in which people have the skills and capabilities they need to turn ideas into reality. While some winners hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, others may not even describe themselves as project managers. What unites the Future 50 winners is their commitment to the projects and how they are driving positive impact today and tomorrow.

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The Future 50 2022 list includes:*

  • Alcides Cabral, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP, Unitel, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Alfonso de los Rios, Nowports, Latin America

  • Aliaa Ismail, Factum Foundation, Middle East

  • Anbang Jin, Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., China

  • Anna Luísa Beserra, Sustainable Development and Water for All, Latin America

  • Anna Nakajima, Coly Inc., Asia Pacific

  • Archana Parvathy, Bosch Global Software Technologies, South Asia

  • Asia Allen, Smith Gee Studio, North America

  • Azeez Gupta, Rocket Learning, South Asia

  • Beatie Wolfe, North America

  • Bismack Biyombo, Bismack Biyombo Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, Ministry of Digital Development and Communications of Mongolia, Asia-Pacific

  • Catherine Nakalembe, PhD, NASA Harvest, North America

  • Charles Forte, Rocco Forte Hotels, Europe

  • Chidiebere Ibe, Journal of Global Neurosurgery, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Christian Leke Achaleke, Local Youth Corner Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Damilola Olokesusi, Shuttlers Metropolitan Mobility Co. Ltd., Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Daniel Metzler, Isar Aerospace, Europe

  • David Python, Cariuma, Latin America

  • Dunola Oladapo, Lights of Luton, Europe

  • Ellie Mackay, Ellipsis Earth, Europe

  • Facundo Carrillo, PhD, Sigmind, Latin America

  • Garvita Gulhati, Why waste?, South Asia

  • Hamilton Bennett, Moderna, North America

  • Ilona Laskowska, Arup, Europe

  • Jack Irving, Studio Jack Irving, Europe

  • Jamie Cerexhe, Mastt, Asia Pacific

  • Josh Wardle, Mschf, North America

  • Kathy Johnston, Mirzam, Middle East

  • Kelly Yang, PMP, Google, North America

  • Khalid Mahmood Al Marzouqi, PMI-RMP, PMP, PfMP, Office of the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain, Middle East

  • Lisa Alcindor, PhD, US Air Force, North America

  • Liz Chicaje Churay, Latin America

  • Lovy Bhatia, PMP, Airbnb, South Asia

  • Lucile Hamon, Backacia, Europe

  • Marcos Zanon, NotCo, Latin America

  • Michelle Egger, Biomilq, North America

  • Min Jiang, China State Construction E-Commerce Co., Ltd., China

  • Mizuki Nakajima, Coly Inc., Asia Pacific

  • Naomi Osaka, Play Academy, North America

  • Nick Molnar, Afterpay, Asia Pacific

  • Rayner Loi, Lumitics, Asia-Pacific

  • RJ Scaringe, PhD, Rivian, North America

  • Sahra Sahibi, Deutsche Börse Group, Europe

  • Shahad Alazzaz, Azaz Architects, Middle East

  • Shamma Al Mazrui, UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, Middle East

  • Suguru Endo, PhD, NTT Computer & Data Science Laboratories, Asia Pacific

  • Yamini Bhat, Vymo, South Asia

  • Zeng Fan, PMP, China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp., China

  • Zoya Lytvyn, Osvitoria, Europe

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