Project Management Institute Announces Winners of 2021 PMI® Professional Awards

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced the winners of the 2021 PMI® Professional Awards during the October Virtual Experience Series: New World. New Challenges. New Solutions. Since 1974, through its prestigious PMI Professional Awards, PMI has honored organizations, project professionals and changemakers whose passion, talent, and expertise have made the greatest contributions to the project management profession and PMI.

“The 2021 PMI Professional Award honorees truly embody what it means to be an outstanding project professional – especially during a time of unprecedented circumstances,” said Michael DePrisco, Chief Operating Officer of Project Management Institute. “These changemakers will continue to drive transformation and exemplify the value that effective project management brings to their organizations each day.”

For more information on the award programs: Entries for the 2022 PMI Professional Awards will open in January.

PMI® Professional Awards:

PMI Project of the Year Award – This award recognizes the large and complex project that best delivers superior performance of project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society with a project budget of more than US $75 million.

  • Winner: U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) by the General Services Administration in partnership with the U.S. Department of State
  • Finalist: DAMMAM 7 Supercomputer Project by Solutions by STC
  • Finalist: Department of Energy Salt Waste Processing Facility Testing and Commissioning by Parsons Corporation

PMO of the Year® Award – This award honors a Project Management Office (PMO) that has added value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives and demonstrated superior organizational project management capabilities. It also recognizes a PMO that has established a vision for value delivery and has had a positive and clear impact on business results.

  • Winner: Moffitt Cancer Center, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
  • Finalist: Sentara Healthcare, Information Technology Program Management Office
  • Finalist: American Hospital Association, Enterprise PMO

PMI Project Excellence Award – This award recognizes complex projects that best deliver superior performance of project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society with a project budget of less than US $75 million.

  • Asia Pacific: Rakuten International Commercial Bank, Internet-only Bank Project (RICB project) by Rakuten Bank and IBM
  • South Asia: Bosch Digital Instrument Cluster Software for Volvo by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd (RBEI), India
  • Europe: Advancer by Thermo King® by Trane Technologies

PMI Fellow Award – This is the highest and most prestigious individual award presented by Project Management Institute, honoring professionals for their service to the organization and profession.

  • Peter Monkhouse, PMP
  • Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, PMP

PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award – This award recognizes and honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution(s) to the project management profession or its practice through leadership, technical project management, and strategic and business management acumen.

  • Dr. Michael G. O’Connor, PMP, PgMP
  • Anatolii Savin, PfMP, PMP, M.S.P.M.

PMI Young Professional Award – This award recognizes and honors young professionals who have made a significant impact in advancing project management within an organization; advancing the knowledge and understanding of the practice of project management; and demonstrating an understanding of PMI standards, practices, and ethics.

  • Khalid Mahmood Almarzouqi, PMP, PfMP, RMP
  • Sunday Eshomogie Okogie, MSc, PMP
  • Nia Mallyn, MBA, PMP, CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSPO

Find the list of PMI award winners:

About Virtual Experience Series

The award-winning PMI Virtual Experience Series – being broadcasted across all times, with closed-captioning in 11 languages – features three inspiring, engaging, and educational global virtual events offering value for project pros, emerging professionals, or those looking to begin their career in project management. Whether you’re a seasoned project manager or new to the field, this event provides an excellent opportunity to learn, earn PDUs toward your certification, broaden your perspective on project management, and connect with your global project management community. For more about the Virtual Experience Series, visit

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading professional association for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and changemakers worldwide.

As the world’s leading authority on project management, PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change.

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a “for-purpose” organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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