Key competencies:

* Company Direction (IoD Dip)
* Program Management (PgMP) for international initiatives
* Realization of Project Based Organizations with Project Portfolio, Program Management, PMO
* Strategy analysis, development and implementation
* Utilizing Project Management for Business Success
* Training, Coaching, Mentoring
* Crisis Management
* Leadership

Thomas Walenta is a dedicated Project Manager since 1988 and a PMI volunteer since 1998.
He was an elected Director on the PMI Board 2017-2019 and 2006-2008.

He currently is a Coach and Mentor for Project and Program Management Professionals and a Trainer and Interim Manager for Organizations. He is experienced with setting up complex programs, PMOs and turning around troubled projects. In parallel to his work he acts as a volunteer since 1998, as Chapter President, PMI Board Member and being awarded as PMI Fellow in 2012. He is a frequent speaker at global conferences since 2000.

Thomas Walenta’s background is 46 years of working on projects and 32 years leading projects, PMOs and programs for customers of IBM in system integration, software, outsourcing and strategy. He delivered turnkey projects, build and ran PMOs, rolled out SAP to European country organizations, engaged and delivered large outsourcing contracts and integrated the full portfolio of IBM solutions in a key account role. His cultural experience gained in projects is from government, insurance, banking, electronics and automotive industries as well geographically from most European countries, Russia, Japan and India.

In parallel, Thomas Walenta build a career as volunteer at the Project Management Institute (PMI) from 1998, build the Frankfurt Chapter and served on the Board of Directors, culminating in achieving the PMI Fellow Award in 2012, which was granted to only 70 individuals in more than 30 years. From 2011 to 2016 he served on PMI's Ethics Review Committee (ERC), dealing with ethic complaints and violations. He was ERC Chair in 2016.

In addition to working for IBM and volunteering for PMI, he drove his own business since 2001, teaching project management e.g. at Universities in Darmstadt and Pfungstadt and taking engagements for project management consulting. Currently Thomas Walenta is helping to setup and run a PMO for a multinational company. He is a professional speaker, was invited to more than 40 conferences globally and published articles and book chapters about project management topics.