Aaron Shenhar, Ph.D., PMP, PMI Fellow

Professor of Project Management and Technological Leadership

Chairman and Founder, Technological Leadership Institute, SPLWIN – Strategic Project Leadership®.

Dr. Shenhar is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in project management, innovation, 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. He was the first recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Research Achievement Award as well as the recent International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Achievement Award. Dr. Shenhar was also awarded a PMI Fellow Award and is a Fellow of NASA Science Council of Project Management Research.

Dr. Shenhar is also an experienced manager and executive. He served in the defense industry, where he was involved in managing projects, innovation, R&D, and high-tech businesses for almost 20 years. As executive, he served as Corporate V.P. Human Resources, and President of Electronic Systems Division.

In his second career of over 20 years in academia, he was a tenured professor, serving at four universities among them Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University where he founded new programs in Project and Technology Management. Based on his extensive research, Dr. Shenhar developed the methods of Strategic Project Leadership(R) and the “Diamond of Innovation,” which teach corporations how to focus projects and innovations on business results and adapt their processes to the specific innovation and context.

With six books and over 150 publications, which were cited more than 5000 times his writings have influenced project and technology management research and education around the world. His publications are highly regarded and used in the curriculum of a growing number of corporations and universities.

He served as consultant to major corporations such as 3M, Honeywell, AT&T, Trane, Dow Jones & Co., US Army, NASA, NSA, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Tata Industries, and Israel Aerospace Industry.

He is co-author of the recent book, Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation, Harvard Business School Press. The book was selected among the top five best business books of the year and the first project management book published by Harvard Press.