Dr Harris Apostolopoulos, PhD EMBA MSc BEng (Hons) PfMP PgMP PMP IPMO-E
Dr Apostolopoulos is a seasoned Strategy Advisor, blended with Project Portfolio Management, Change and Risk Management credentials and experience. Professional skills focus on customers’ and results orientation; leadership skills to enhance corporate decisions and strategy implementation; dexterity to show creativity and a lateral way of thinking.
Dr Harris gained his PhD (Systems & Modelling) from City University London (2015) and in 2008 he obtained an Executive MBA from the University of Strathclyde. He also holds an MSc (2003) from the University of Salford and a BEng(Hons) from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST; 2001).
Dr Apostolopoulos has solid international experience from various business sectors (Government, Airlines/Aviation, Defence, Renewable Energy, IT/Telecoms, Smart Cities, and Education) involved in large scale, complex programs and corporate transformations.
Major achievements are affiliated to identify, model and recommend strategic action plans, address new business opportunities according to business planning, strategy, technology and market trends; overall enhance business relationships with key persons (C-Suite).
Among other interests, Dr Harris continuously contributes to the project management profession and community by participating at conferences as a key note speaker presenting his views. To this frame, he has successfully reviewed and contributed to the latest editions of PMI’s standards for Project (PMBOK® 6th ed.) and Program Management (4th ed.) as well as to the forthcoming standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects.
In fact, he is one of less than 10 professionals globally, who have attained PfMP/PgMP/PMP/PhD accolades.
In 2018, he was honored and got engaged with an exceptional initiative, being part of the jury of the 2018 PMO Global Awards; and overall contributing to the PMO community.
In simple words: Highly motivated by what others believe as complex and impossible to achieve.