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Congratulations to the winner of the Emerging Project Manager of the Year for 2013 РSam Zhang from NZTA (Waikato).

PMINZ awards 2013

Sam Zhang (left) being congratulated by Entity Group Director Jerry Ball

The judges commented that they were “impressed with the major achievements and wide breadth of skills Sam Zhang has developed in the 5 years since his graduation in 2008. In 2012 Sam became the youngest project manager in the NZTA, managing projects of significant magnitude. The first major project he was assigned to project manage was complex, and politically and culturally significant with a large stakeholder group. Sam took on the leadership of the project with tenacity to overcome the many challenges he faced. The judges believe that Sam has demonstrated high levels of competency, enthusiasm, persistence and professionalism in his management of projects.”

Congratulations also to the other finalists for this award РTracey Webster from the Eastern Institute of Technology and Tammy Mullins from Wellington City Council.