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Richard Pharro

Richard Pharro


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As CEO of The APM Group, Richard conceived the idea of Accreditation and Certification associated with OGC's PRINCE2® in 1995. Since then,PRINCE2 has become established as a project management method used throughout the world and 600,000 PRINCE2 certificates have been issued.

The APM Group's partnership with OGC has, over time, expanded to include P3O®, MSP, M_o_R®, P3M3® and ITIL® accreditation and qualifications. APM Group also has a range of qualifications outside the OGC portfolio including Change Management and Service Catalogue to name just two. Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Director who, in his early career, worked on projects in the UK and the Middle East. He spent several years with the London Docklands Development Corporation on the regeneration of East London. His book, The Relationship Manager – The Next Generation of Project Management, was published by Gower in January, 2003.

APMG is an international business headquartered in the UK with offices in the US, France, Germany, Australia, India, and China. Our office in Kuala Lumpur, based in the Petronas Towers, is our latest addition and will serve training organisations wishing to offer APMG qualifications throughout Asia. Richard believes the success of the organization is due to its focus on innovation and customer service. The fundamental values of APMG are:

  • Working with integrity and a commitment to excellence and quality
  • Honest and open communication and behaviour
  • No blame culture where there is trust and respect
  • Accepting mistakes, learning from them and moving forward
  • Forward-looking and innovative attitudes.