WAFA Executive Leadership Team

With their resources and expertise, the Executive Team brings WAFA’s vision to life.

Dr Madhu P Pillai – Executive Director for Awards

Dr Madhu P. Pillai is a Project Management specialist with more than 35 years of broad-based Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Power industry experience in Operations and Project Management with a geographical spread of India, Nigeria, USA, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He has been associated as Projects Director with leading multinational organizations. Dr Pillai is an Engineer with post-graduation in Management and Ph D in Strategic Project Management. He is a Fellow of many leading international organizations like, AACE International and International Cost Engineering Council, Institution of Engineers etc.
Dr Pillai has spoken at more than 30 International events; and Chaired few. He was awarded the O T Zimmerman Global Award by AACE International in 2008 for his contribution to the ‘Global Cost Management Professional Community”. Dr Pillai serves on the board of International Cost Engineering Council – ICEC as Executive Director. He is the Honorary Global Ambassador for World Project Management Forum (WPMF) and Advisor to Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR). Dr. Pillai had earlier served on the International Director Board of AACEI as Regional Director (Asia, Europe and Africa) and as Vice President (International Regions – Covering 81 countries). He had also served on the International Board of “Project Managers Without Borders”.