Our Steering Committee

Elected Steering Committee 2023-24

Our elected, truly diverse Steering Committee consists of members from 8 different countries, currently practicing construction project management in 10 major cities around the world including New York/ USA, Hamburg & Munich/ Germany, Innsbruck/Austria, Porto/ Portugal, Lausanne/ Switzerland, London and Leeds/ UK, Naxos/ Greece and Bogota/Columbia. Most of us have practiced internationally and gained experience around the globe, widening our network and horizon.

Please 'meet' our Steering Committee below:

Philip Sander - Munich, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria our President

Philip is Managing Director at RiskConsult. He supports owners and contractors in the areas of cost and risk management, construction and organisation processes, and software development. Philip studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Dresden (MSc) and received his PhD at the University of Innsbruck (Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Construction Projects). He started his professional career at Grinaker LTA in South Africa. After gaining experience at Hochtief in Essen, Germany and at CPM in Stuttgart he joined the team of RiskConsult in 2006. Since 2019 he is also Head of the Department of Construction Management at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. Philip was elected ICPMA Vice President in 2020 and Senior Vice President in 2021. The recent AGM voted Philip as ICPMA President in 2022.

You can reach out to Philip on office@icpma.net

Raquel Campos e Matos - Porto, Portugal our Senior Vice President

Starting her professional life in structural engineering design, with contact with architects, clients and other engineer teams, Raquel soon realised the excitement of project management. Good communication; the construction of trustful relations; the need to analyse the facts from a wider perspective and to take decisions and define strategies were the most meaningful topics for her from the outset. Joining ICPMA, following the lead of her visionary father Antonio Campos e Matos, in 2012 at the conference in Porto, was the next logical next step and she is now proud to be part of the Steering Committee since 2020. Raquel was instrumental for organising the recent conference ein Porto in 2022.

Raquel was elected Vice President in 2021 and Senior Vice President in 2022. You can reach her on office@icpma.net

Hargeet Kaur - Munich, Germany  our Executive Officer 

Hargeet is a Civil Engineer and holds a masters degree in Construction and Real Estate Management. She currently works as a Construction Project Manager in Germany for corporate development and is also enthusiastic about the digital transformation in the AECO industry, and the revolution it has brought to CPM practices. 

Hargeet has further been elected to Executive Officer in 2022 - please reach out to Hargeet via office@icpma.net

Peter Day - Leeds, UK our Treasurer

Peter is a chartered construction project manager and has experience managing projects in the UK and Middle East. He was the project manager for the delivery of the world’s first 3D printed ‘Office of the Future’ in Dubai, which won the ICPMA Innovation and Quality (IQ) Award in 2018. 

Peter enjoys engaging with people from different corners of the world, with the aim to share knowledge and success. He has lived in the United Arab Emirates with his wife and 2 young children for several years and is now back in the UK since 2022.

Peter joined the Steering Committee in 2021 and has been elected Treasurer at the AGM in 2022.

Christina Stoltz - Hamburg, Germany  Immediate Past President

Born in Hamburg, Christina went to Paris during her studies to gain international experience. After her degree in Architecture and initial project experience in Germany, she moved to London in 2004 to improve her English as this was her worst subject in school. She has worked in various sectors such as Cat A and B office fit outs, new built and refurbishments, residential and health care projects. After 18 years in London, Christina and her family of husband, two boys and a cat returned back to Hamburg in 2022. 

She joined ICPMA in 2016 and was elected the first female president in 2019-2022. She remains on the Steering Committee as Immediate Past President, supporting the team.

You can reach out to Christina on office@icpma.net

Eleni Vasiloudi - Greece, Naxos our YICPMA Representative

Eleni is a Project Management Consultant with an academic background in the built environment, holding a 5-year Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (AUTh, Greece) and an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management (UCL, UK). She is particularly passionate about the design and development phases of a project and it is her belief that teamwork and collaboration are key for delivering value. Eleni worked in London for several years before returning to her home country Greece.

Eleni has been elected as the YICPMA Representative.

You can reach her on youngmembers@icpma.net

Robert Bennett - New York City, USA

Robert has been fortunate to work in the Engineering and Construction Management field for 44 years. As a young child he was in the Boy Scouts growing up in New York and was told by the scoutmasters to always leave the campground cleaner than when he first arrived. For him, the same holds true in life, in that we must each try to make the world a little better during our short time here. Robert has been an ICPMA member since 2006 after attending the annual conference in Bern, Switzerland. He believes truly that ICPMA is an organisation that strives to ‘make the campground cleaner’ for this very special profession. Robert was the ICPMA Treasurer between 2019 and 2022.

Lola Ripolles - London, UK

Lola joined ICPMA a number of years ago when work was getting quite hectic and found it fantastic to discover that there was a group of professionals having the same interests as her. Lola’s international career had made her many new colleagues and she wanted to share experiences. ICPMA was the key, offering the discussion forum she was seeking along with great friends to share special moments together. Lola was instrumental in organising the most successful Madrid conference in 2015 and enjoys contributing to the Steering Committee.

Michel-Jan Van Mark- Laussane, Switzerland

Michel-Jan Van Mark studied civil engineering at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). He is an Expert at pom+consulting AG, lausanne Switzerland.

He is a team lead for private and institutional investors in the field of real estate, Asset and Portfolio analysis and optimization (transaction, development, construction, operation), Workspace transformation, digital real estate strategies.

Daniel Alberto Castro - Bogotá, Colombia

Daniel Alberto is the Chief Operations and Projects Officer at URBANISTIKA, where he has carried out 36+ projects as a developer and builder, offering more than 500,000m2 built and 4,000 housing units. Likewise, he has worked as a contractor on 250+ projects, totalling over 3,300,000m2 built.

Daniel achieved several academic titles such as EngPM, EMBA, MBIE, MMktg, Spc Construction Management, PGDip Real Estate Management, PGDip Finance, PGDip Strategic Management, PGDip HRM, Cert Agile Methodologies; and several professional certifications by Harvard, Wharton, and other business schools.

Aside from being a Project Manager, Daniel is the proud husband of Natalia and father of Simon and Mateo. He is widely known as "El Oso" (The Bear), and is passionate about startups, racing cars, and chess.

ICPMA Organisational Policy June 2021.pdf

This is how the ICPMA is organised

The  ICPMA is primarily a professional networking and business generation organisation with aims to improve construction project management practice through the exchange of ideas and experience. The ICPMA is run by volunteers and operates on a not-for-profit basis.

We have summarised the organisation, structure and management responsibilities of the ICPMA and YICPMA in our organisational policy to enable a strong and successful succession plan and smooth operation of the association for the benefit of its membership. 

1 President and 4 Past Presidents in Munich 2023
Past President Nick Smith and Vice President Raquel Campos e Matos, Porto 2022
Past Presidents Arnd Wittchen, Louis Gunnigan, Nick Smith and Stephane Maye, Porto 2022
Immediate Past President Nick Smith with President Christina Stoltz, Lausanne 2019
ICPMA's 5 past presidents, Hamburg 2017

We are very grateful to our past Steering Committees and Presidents who have all shaped and progressed the association to what it is today. 

Most of them have remained members of the association and are still very much part of the organisation, providing valuable advice to other members and sharing their knowledge. 

President Philip Sander with Immediate Past President Christina Stoltz, Munich 2023
Robert Bennett, Jim Hirani, Louis Gunnigan, Stephane Maye, Porto 2022
ICPMA Conference in Porto 2022
We thank Brian Ernest Regalado for his valuable contribution during his time on the Steering Committee in 2020-22 and his support in webinars and live streamed podcasts during the pandemic.
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