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International Project Management Association

Fraumunsterstrasse 17

Zürich, Zurich 8001


Company Description

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Afric ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Founder President

NMA Noida


International Construction Project Management Association


Council of Delegates


PM World Today

Independent Director
NTPC Limited

The Chartered Institute of Building

Honorary Chairman
China Project Management Committee

Position, Steering Committee
Global Project Management Forum

Centre for Excellence in Project Management Pvt. Ltd

Adesh Jain

The Government

Member of the Executive Board


Computer Society of India

Board Member
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

Government Nominee Board Member of Directors
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.

Government Nominee Board Member of Directors

Government Nominee Board Member of Directors

Education Board Member
AACE International Inc

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited

Indian Oil Corporation

National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.

Global Advisor
PMForum Inc

Member - Secretary and Member
Global Study Committee of WEC



Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Advisory Board Member
Edgenics , Inc.

Member of Taxation Committee
PHD Chamber of Commerce


Advanced Diploma





Electrical Engineering

one of the foremost global institutes

Bachelor of Science

Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore


Control Systems

Carleton University

Masters Certificate

Project Management

George Washington University

Web References (174 Total References)

NMA Noida [cached]

Mr. Adesh Jain

Founder President of NMA
He is the first non - European Chairman of the International Project Management Association(IPMA) a global federation of 42 member conutries. On his return to india in 1973 after spending 8 years in the US, he was one of the the key architects in laying a strong foundation for the information Technology Industry in India for which he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship in 1991 by the the late President of Republice India.

GLobal Advisors - PMWORLD TODAY [cached]

Adesh Jain

Adesh Jain Global Advisor
Mr. Adesh Jain, M. Eng, CPP, MPD, is a global advisor for PMForum, Inc. Mr. Jain is also Managing Director of the Centre for Excellence in Project Management Ltd. (India), President of PM Guru, Inc. (USA), and Honorary President of Project Management Associates (PMA - India). Adesh is the immediate past president and current Chair of the Council of Delegates for the International Project Management Association (IPMA), and is Chair of the IPMA Nation to Nation Forum. Adesh's career includes 40 years of project-oriented work, including projects for Litton Industries and Control Data Corporation in the USA in the early 1970s. In 1973, Adesh returned to India where he became No. 2 in one of the largest steel plants in India. In 1975, Adesh was asked by Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, the largest Indian Government engineering undertaking, to head their IT and Project Management services, the youngest CEO ever to head a division there. He became Chairman of the Heavy Engineering Group in 1982. In 1991, the President of India honored him with a Fellowship award for laying a strong foundation for the IT industry in India. He has since been conferred with 6 major awards in India, including the 'Gem of India' award. Adesh started the Centre for Excellence in Project Management in 1992, and founded Project Management Associates (PMA), India - a-not-for-profit registered society in 1993. He was elected to the steering committee for the Global PM Forum in 1996 and received a Distinguished Contribution Award from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in the USA in 1997. In January 1999, Adesh became the first non-European to become a Vice President of IPMA, serving three terms through 2004. He was elected President of IPMA for 2005 and IPMA Chair for two years beginning January 2007. Adesh has addressed or trained over 50,000 people world wide, has made over 40 keynote presentations, is author of the book "New Dimensions in Project Management" (1992), and has authored over 50 articles on project management. Since 1999, Adesh has contributed significantly to modern PM in China where he has trained over 2,000 professionals. He is Honorary Chairman of the China Project Management Committee (CPMC), the first non-Chinese to enjoy such a privilege. In 2001, he was invited to give a keynote presentation in the Great Hall of China at a UNIDO conference. During the last two years, Adesh has been a keynote speaker at major conferences in Abu Dhabi, China, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey. For the last ten years, he has organized and managed an international PM conference in New Delhi, and he was the organizer and project manager of the 19th IPMA World Congress held in New Delhi in November 2005, the first IPMA congress outside of Europe and the largest IPMA congress ever held. Adesh Jain has a BS in Mathematics and BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a MS in Control Systems from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Adesh received the IPMA Honorary Fellowship award in October 2006. Adesh divides his time between Asia, India, Europe and the USA, and can be contacted at Additional information about Adesh Jain can be found at

Committees [cached]

Mr Adesh Jain, Chairman of IPMA Council of Delegates, India

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita (Hardcover) by Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda as remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda - Crystal Clarity Publishers - Yogananda inspired Books and Music [cached]

—Adesh Jain, President, International Project Management Association (IPMA), Switzerland

Offering world class certification in project management in association with International project management association (IPMA). The only Indian associate of IPMA [cached]

Adesh Jain Profile

Adesh Jain Profile
In 1993, PMA was started with it's President, Adesh Jain's missionary zeal. e was one of the key architects in laying a strong foundation for IT industry in India in 70's & 80's and today, India is proud of it's IT industry. In 1991, he was conferred with the CSI Fellowship Award by Late Dr. S D Sharma, former President of India. In 2005, Mr Jain became the first non-European President of IPMA since was esatblished in 1965.IPMA is an Association of Member Associations from 55 countries.

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