EU Organisational Compliance Institute

The PM² GROUP Certification Council

The Certification Council is an independent panel of PM² and certification experts each representing different industries and interests. Council members are selected from member organizations of the PM² GROUP based on their experience, network and contributions to PM².


The council provides advise on content related matters and is responsible to audit the PM² certification based on the guidelines of the European Commission.  

Lex van der Helm

PM² Lead Trainer at EU commission
& Chief examiner PM² GROUP

Lex van der Helm is the pedagogical manager for PM² at the European Commission. He has over 30 years of experience with project and programme management and is certified in numerous best practices.


Ivo van Haren

CEO and founder of Van Haren Publishing

Ivo van Haren is founder and CEO of Van Haren Publishing. Van Haren publishing is world’s leading publisher in best practices, frameworks and standards in Project Management. 

Laurent Kummer

Senior Project Management consultant at EU commission & editor in chief of PM² Guide V3

Laurent Kummer is Co-Author PM² Guide v2.5 and Editor in Chief of PM² Guide v3. He is a senior project management consultant at the European Commission and freelance PM² trainer. 



Jacobus Groot

CEO and founder of QRP International

Jacobus is founder and CEO of QRP International. A leading player in project management training and implementation with a proven track record of over 15 years. 

Frank Turley

Contributor to first version of the PM² guide & Project Management trainer

Frank Turley contributed to the original version of the PM² guide while working as a Project Management consultant at the European Commission. He is famous for his practical project management knowledge and has trained over 2000 project manager. 

Giovanni Colucci

Member of the Cronos Europa Management Team Presales, Marcom and Contract Management Director

Giovanni is a business leader passioned about growth through people, technologies, and open collaboration. He has a broad international background across industries and geographies – from management consultant, to CEO, to board member, in start-ups, scale ups and Fortune 100 companies. IESE MBA.