AACE International Activities: Madhu P Pillai has served on the AACE Board as Region-7 Director (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa) and has Chaired the International Marketing Advisory Committee. He was the Co-chair for the first AACE International TCM Conference held in Dubai, and is currently Chairing the upcoming ITCM Conference in Bangkok. He served as President of Arabian Gulf Section and India Regional Section. Madhu was awarded the O T Zimmerman Founder’s award in 2008, and is a recipient of the Millennium Achiever Award of International Institute of Success Awareness. He currently serves on the Board of International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC). Madhu is Projects Director with Kentz Engineering International Limited; part of Kentz Group operating across 30 countries in Oil & Gas, Power, Petrochemical and Infrastructure sectors. He has 28 years of broad-based industry experience in India, Nigeria, USA, and most of the Middle East Countries. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate - B Tech (India) with double post-graduation in Human Resources Management – MHRM (India) and Business Management –MBA (UK). He is pursuing a PhD in the area of “Strategic Project Management Leadership” (India) and holds triple professional certifications of Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Associate Value Specialist (AVS). He is a frequent speaker at international/ global conferences organized by OMAINTEC, PMI, IPMA, AACE, QAI, and the European Cost Congress, etc. Madhu was keynote speaker in the Global Symposium on Project Management for Economic Development and the International Conference on Infrastructure Project Management. He is also a frequent speaker for various professional associations for motivating and inspiring their membership in different areas of professional development. Madhu has chaired international conferences in the areas of EPC, and Cost Management; He is also a “competant Toastmaster.”
Goals and Objectives: With my International exposure working with MNCs in wide geographic locations, volunteering for non-profit organizations and speaking engagements with international conferences, blended with great passion for AACE; my key goal will be to make AACE globally recognized as the de facto advocate for Cost Management and Project Controls and thereby promoting a fast growing global AACE family. I plan to achieve this by working with the Board, Regional Directors, Section Presidents and the HQ team to:
Execute a strategy for increasing AACE visibility within professional communities and across corporate circles.
Facilitating more events at the region and section levels and publicize AACE’s knowledge sharing programs and systems.
Working closely with Regional Directors for reactivating dormant sections and launching new sections.
Initiating a special drive to encourage industry and business to specify AACE certifications as “Desirable” (at the least) in their employment advertisements.
Make AACE more agile to the changing International markets.
Create greater collaboration among global member communities/components, and nurturing more global partnerships among industry, academia, governments and society.