Wagner Maxsen is principal advisor for UNOPS, an operational arm of the United Nations providing sustainable project management, infrastructure and procurement services that help implement $1 billion worth of aid in peace-building, humanitarian and development projects. Key responsibilities include leading PPPM maturity assessments, advising and implementing best practices of project and program management, bringing troubled projects back to stability, and leading capacity building missions to 20 offices worldwide. Delivering results that truly make a difference in the lives of those in need is what drives him.
With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Maxsen has been responsible for implementing project management offices, delivering programs, projects and capacity building to organizations in countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Middle East, in the development, public and private sectors, within industries such as infrastructure, energy, IT, telecom, finance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, automobile, insurance.
A passionate PMI volunteer, Mr. Maxsen has been a member of the Nominating Committee (chair in 2011), project manager of the Translation Verification Committee for the Portuguese translation of the PMBOK® Guide fourth and fifth editions, and vice president of communications and of special projects for the PMI Minas Gerais Chapter. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Institute Master Class.
Mr. Maxsen is a senior instructor for ESI and MBA institutions and an invited speaker at events including PMI Global Congress, PMI Leadership Institute Meetings, Brazilian congresses and chapter meetings.
Mr. Maxsen holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and a master’s certificate in project management from the George Washington University, and has taken post-graduate courses in business administration and advanced finances. He is fluent in six languages.