Tariq Shaikh is a Project Management Professional with over 35 years of Engineering, Project and Program Management experience. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He has managed large global programs in diverse industries, including Defense, Aerospace, Telecoms, IT, Consumer Electronics, Oil and Gas Field development and Construction. Tariq has played key roles in establishing Program Management as a recognized function, establishing Program Management Offices, hiring, training and mentoring project management staff and cross-functional teams and peers for several Fortune 500 companies. He has been frequently leading strategic initiatives including organizational spin-offs and footprint consolidation projects. Tariq is currently managing the Global PMO for ITT leading a portfolio of new product development programs for aerospace and defense industries, with project teams spread across 8 countries in three continents.
Tariq joined PMI in 2000 and became an active volunteer for the Orange County Chapter in 2006. His Pre-Board services included serving as the Dinner Chair, teaching as an instructor at PMP Workshops and a Speaker at ATS. Tariq has also served on the Chapter’s Boards of Directors and Governors as VP Finance, IT Director and Director of Strategic Initiatives. His contributions during this period included launch of two generations of PMI-OC Website, documenting IT and Finance Processes and Procedures, revising Chart of Accounts to align with Strategic Board of Governors Organization, developing Chapter Strategic Plans and spearheading the first ever Chapter Maturity Assessment
As President his goals are to:
Provide the strong leadership necessary to fully transition the chapter from a developmental to a strategic organization
Build our volunteer organization by providing opportunities that benefit both the chapter and the individual
Implement more structured business planning processes ensuring focus on initiatives that support our vision, mission and long term goals
Have fun and share his enthusiasm for the discipline of project management and the PMI Orange County chapter