Day Three Keynote Speaker : 30 October 2020

Dr. Vinod Manikkara

  •  - PhD, FIE (India), PgMP, PMP, MTech, BE
  •  - Head Strategic Projects, PMO Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning (Bahrain)
  •  - PMO Global awards Judging Committee member for 2019 and 2020
  •  - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (FIE) India
 

Dr. Vinod Manikkara photo

Profile & Presentation

The keynote address of Dr. Vinod Manikkara will focus on Experience of the PMO, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (Bahrain): Key recommendations for public entities in Africa

Dr. Vinod Manikkara leads a highly influential career in programme/ project management domains with three decades of international engagements. Dr. Vinod is experienced in Construction Project Management of Buildings and Infrastructure projects, Design Management, Value Engineering, Program Management system implementation including many years exposure in training and consultancy.

With his academic degrees in civil engineering and management from prestigious institutes, Dr. Vinod has established as a competent trainer in the field of Project/Program Management, PMO, Construction Quality, Procurement Management and Risk Management. He has conducted more than 100 training programs in Project Management and allied fields internationally and has led large scale international complex projects. These projects include government projects in India, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.

Dr. Vinod participates as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the PgMP Examination Development Standard Setting Workshops of PMI Global Operations Center, Newtown Square, PA. (2012,2017). Dr. Vinod’s PhD thesis at Skema Business School France on enhancing quality in construction procurements is well received by the industry. A Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (FIE) India Dr. Vinod works as Head Strategic Projects, Project Management Office, Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning which bagged the best PMO Global Award 2019 for Asia-Pacific region.  He was also volunteering as Director, Education and Certifications of the PMI Arabian Gulf Chapter, Bahrain region.

Dr. Vinod was PMO Global awards Judging Committee member for 2019 and 2020. instrumental in starting the Science India Forum Bahrain in 2012 as its founder president. He derives immense satisfaction in volunteering for the noble cause of promoting science education among children. Its e-mail is: vinodmanikkara@hotmail.com