Director – Head of P3M
Youssef is a top of the line P3M (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management) Practitioner, Consultant and Presenter. He has over 23 years’ experience in various countries. For the past 10 years, he has been based in Wellington and servicing customers and clients in NZ, Australia, India and other countries in the Asia Pacific region in both the private and public sectors. Youssef recently completed an 8-year stint as Partner, Assistant Vice-President and Practice Manager for a large multinational consulting company. He led hundreds of consulting engagements ranging from complex project and program rescues, implementations of portfolio management, mobilisation of project offices, through to implementation of project management information systems. His particular area of focus is working with organisations at the ‘C’ level to help develop methodologies, strategies and approaches to identify, prioritise and optimise a portfolio of projects and programmes which best help the organisation achieve its strategic outcomes. He is an excellent communicator at all levels of the organisation and is equally at home with all layers of governance and management. He enjoys the interaction with people in all assignments and thrives on the challenge of rescuing projects in trouble or solving a problem related to project, programme or portfolio management. Youssef is recognised as a trusted advisor by many ‘C’ level executives and project offices throughout the APAC region. He has been a PRINCE2 Practitioner for the past 15 years and a member of the PMI in NZ for 9 years and has developed a good reputation for thought leadership with the OGC & PMI framework offerings. He has done this by taking established methodologies, processes and approaches and made them more practical and more pragmatic for use.