Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Philip R. Diab

2008 Chair, Board of Directors,
Project Management Institute


Philip Diab has extensive global experience in the professional consulting, financial services and insurance, retail, information technology and training sectors of business and industry. Mr. Diab recently joined Booz Allen Hamilton where he is responsible for project portfolio leadership and business/market development.  Prior to this role, Philip lead a consulting practice focused on helping organizations in the areas of strategy and implementation. He provided executive consulting, coaching, and training/facilitation to leading global organizations. He also has advised public and private organizations on management, organizational change, corporate mergers and executive oversight. A compelling speaker, Mr. Diab energizes audiences, large and small, by using real-life business examples from his progressively responsible positions with significant organizations like IBM Corporation and the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the United States as well as building and growing a successful global consultancy. This hands-on world-wide experience allows Mr. Diab to provide direct inspiration and ideas that can be used across industries to build a better business. Mr. Diab is a recognized leader in Project Management with specific expertise in strategy transformation, PMO, and alignment. As 2008 PMI Chairman, Philip led the PMI Board and supported opening new offices in India, interfacing with large and small companies, and participating in major global conferences. He also keynoted several of PMI’s events including the research conference, leadership meetings, and Global Congress. Mr. Diab is comfortable addressing audiences of more than 4500. In addition to these speaking engagements, he is author of "Sidestep Complexity: Project Managment for Small & Medium Sized Organizations". He has also authored or co-authored numerous white papers including “Planning Your Global Market Entry Strategy,” “The Unbeatable Advantage: A Journey Through Strategy, Planning and Project Management Implementation” and “Buckle Up, Project Management @e-Speed.” Mr. Diab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College, an MBA in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He also maintains an active blog at www.philipdiab.com.