Aaron Shenhar, Ph.D., PMP, PMI Fellow, Professor of Project Management and Leadership (Ret.); CEO and Founder, Diamond Leadership Institute, LLC.
Dr. Shenhar is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in technology and project management, innovation, strategy, and leadership. He holds five academic degrees in engineering and management, including three degrees from Stanford University and two from the Technion in Israel.
He was named, “Engineering Manager of the Year,” by the Engineering Management Society of IEEE; a recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Achievement Awards. Dr. Shenhar is also a PMI Fellow and a Fellow of NASA’s Science Council of Project Management Research.
In his first career in business, he managed projects, innovation, R&D, and high-tech businesses for 20 years. As executive at Rafael, Advanced Defense Systems, he served as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, and later, President of the Electronic Systems Division.
In his second career of over 25 years in academia, he served as tenured professor, working at Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, and Tel-Aviv University. With over 150 publications, 6 books and over 10000 citations, his writings have influenced project and technology management research and education around the world. His best-seller book, “Reinventing Project Management,” published by Harvard, was selected among the top best five business books of the year.
He is serving as consultant to major corporations, such as 3M, Honeywell, AT&T, Trane, Dow Jones & Co., U.S. Army, NASA, NSA, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Intel, Amdocs, Tata, and IAI.