Senior Consultant - Project Management Methodologies, DIGIT, European Commission
Nicos Kourounakis is a Project Management Consultant specializing in Project Management Methodologies and Organizational Project Management Maturity. He is the PM Methodology Lead at the European Commission and the Co-Author of the PM² (2012) and Agile@EC (2014) Project Management Methodologies of the European Commission.
Mr. Kourounakis has been involved in many international projects in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Austria and Greece, working both with large organizations and with smaller ventures and start-ups.
Mr. Kourounakis also has several years of experience in training and public speaking. As an Adjunct Professor at the Professional MBA program of the Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece, he has taught courses and delivered seminars in Project Management, Portfolio Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management and Management of Information Systems.
He has also been involved with PMI both as a speaker at the 2011 PMI Global Project Management Congress in Dublin, as a Keynote speaker at the PMI BeLux Congress (2013), and as an elected Vice President of the Board of Directors of the PMI Chapter in Athens, Greece (2008-2010).
Mr. Kourounakis holds an MBA from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, a MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, and a BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Nicos is also one of the first 100 professionals to be certified in PMI’s Organizational Project Management Maturity (OPM3), a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an IPMA Certified Project Manager Level-D, a PRINCE2 and PM² Practitioner.