Adesh Jain Profile
Adesh Jain, M.Eng., MPD, First Assessor IPMA
Adesh Jain Profile
Distinctions/ Achievements of Adesh Jain
Mr. Adesh Jain is Honorary National President of Project Management Associates (PMA), a not for profit registered society since 1993 and Chairman International Institute of Projects & Program Management (I2P2M), a not for profit company.
is truly the Father of Project Management
has contributed immensely not only in India but also globally in strengthening project management movement.
He was elected as the first non-European President of IPMA in 2005 in IPMA's history of 48 years and Chairman of IPMA in 2007.
Till date he is the only non-European to have this distinction . In 2008, he also became the first Asian to become President of the International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA) incorporated in Switzerland.
He is currently Member of the Advisory Board of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) comprising of 50 countries from all over the world.
In 1997 Mr. Jain
received the "1997 Distinguished Contribution Award" from PMI, USA for laying a strong foundation of PM globally and is the first person from outside North American to receive this prestigious award.
is also a recipient of the First Global Project Management Leadership Award in 2008.
He was one of 6 project management leaders elected to the Steering Committee for the Global Project Management Forum in Boston in 1996.
Mr. Jain received his Bachelor of Science in 1962 and was topper in his college and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (1965) with Distinction from one of the foremost global institutes - the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He received his Masters of Engineering in Control Systems (1967) from Carleton University, Canada.
Adesh was named a Fellow of IPMA in 2006.
He is also a Fellow of CIOB, UK, of Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), CSI, India and AIMA, India.
He was appointed as Honorary Chairman of the China Project Management Committee (CPMC) in 2006.
worked in Canada from 1967 to 1972 in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Super Computing.
love for India and passion to build India to become a Computer Savvy Nation brought him back to India in 1973 . He
was involved in computerization at Bokaro Steel Limited
and was one of the key persons to introduce Process Control Computerization in Bokaro Steel
Later in 1975, he
moved to the Corporate Office of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(BHEL) in New Delhi in charge of computerization and project management.
He became the Head of one of the Divisions of BHEL in 1978 at the young age of 33 years . In BHEL, in 1979 he brought large scale mainframe computers at various locations of BHEL and interconnected them.
He was the key architect in establishing BHEL's Integrated Project Management System (IPMS), a system through which the operations of BHEL were unified.
In 1982, Mr. Jain became the Chairman of the Heavy Engineering Computer Group comprising of 22 large Public Sector Undertakings in the Ministry of Heavy Industry.
In 1995, the then Finance Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, gave the Valedictory address in Mr. Jain's 2 day workshop on Project Management in Guwahati, Assam.
has organized the Global Symposiums on PM on an annual basis since 1992.
Eminent persons like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, S/Shri Pranab Mukerjee, P. Chidamabaram, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Smt.
has addressed or trained thousands of professionals world-wide.
is the author of the book "New Dimensions in Project Management" and over 50 articles.
has been invited to talk on varied topics of project management at major International Conferences and Seminars, the first one in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1995.
In August 1999, Mr. Jain
gave a 1/2 a day presentation in Stockholm, Sweden where he
redefinition of project management in today's context.
is a much sought after Keynote speaker globally.
is globally recognized as a distinguished thought leader in the field of management, and has been invited to give more than 40 Keynote presentations on varied topics of project management.
Some major symposiums or conferences are listed below:
was again invited by NASA
to speak at the NASA PM Conference in February 2012 in Florida.
This has brought India a great recognition.
The Government of India (Department of Public Enterprises) had appointed Mr. Jain as a Member of the high level Task Force to finalize the Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) for leading CPSEs from 2006 to 2012.
He was also appointed as Independent Director of NTPC from January 2009 - 2012.
In recognition of Mr. Jain's
contribution to project management globally, a postal stamp (limited number of copies) in his
honor was released in November 2010 by Government of Turkey.
In short, Adesh Jain
is a legendary figure whose passion and dedication for strengthening project management in India is recognized worldwide.
He is a visionary leader who has helped to shape the PM profession globally.