Dr. Al Zeitoun has over 30 years of global experiences in project management and strategic change, leading operational excellence for large corporations. His transformative strategy execution includes roles such as executive director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), UAE. In this role, Dr. Zeitoun built the internal capabilities to support operational readiness for the complex US$20 billion one-of-a-kind new build of four nuclear power plants. He applied his integration and collaboration skills to lead ENEC’s portfolio governance and program health checks.
Prior to that, as senior portfolio solutions expert for Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Zeitoun co-led the firm-wide development and rollout of advanced innovative PMO practices and re-launched the firm’s portfolio solutions and PMO business in the Middle East/North Africa. He drove strategic initiatives such as Saudi's Contracting Sector 2024 Simulation. Dr. Zeitoun represented the firm on the PMI Global Executive Council.
He has been volunteering for PMI for 20 years. His vision for project management is to see it be the central enabler for organizational and personal excellence.
Dr. Zeitoun has also been a thought leader at leading institutions, including PwC Academy's MBA courses, University of Maryland's PMO courses, as well as leading ITT Technical Institute's Master of PM Curriculum Development and Delivery program. His keynotes covered organizational agility, strategic PMOs, future cities, UAE complex infrastructure programs, Brazil's strategy delivery and execution, and the Changing Face of Project Management. His publishing include congresses, allpm.com and participation in a PM Network® article on reimagining megacities.
Dr. Zeitoun is a global citizen born in Cairo. He studied in Egypt, Germany, and earned his engineering PhD in the United States. He speaks English, Arabic and German and enjoys family, tennis and reading.
Al Zeitoun, PhD, EVP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP
PMI Board of Directors, 2018-2020