About PMI Academic Forum Aachen

An RWTH Aachen University Student Initiative

Welcome to PMI Academic Forum Aachen (PMI-AFA), the first of its kind in Europe. In cooperation with the PMI Germany Chapter & Project Management Institute (Global), students of RWTH Aachen University have founded the PMI-AFA.

The PMI-AFA is a student association of the RWTH, offering a platform for students to interact with the Project Management community and to support their careers.

The student members are not exclusively from RWTH Aachen University, but from various study programs at RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Business school, FH Aachen University, and other technical institutions associated with RWTH. Thus, everyone brings a different level of project management experience to the table. In addition, forum members can benefit from events such as seminars, workshops, and educational newsletters organized by the AFA in association with PMI Germany Chapter.

All the students from Aachen are welcomed to join us. Our events are supported and monitored by the PMI Germany chapter and the event seats are limited only to our PMI-AFA members. Contact:

Email: balaji.subramanian@pmi-gc.de (You can also approach us via Linkedin and Instagram)


Our University Patron


Dr. rer. pol., Universitätsprofessor Frank Thomas Piller

Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement (TIM)

Our PMI Advisors


Dr. Eckhard Hauenherm, PMP

PMI Board Member, PMI Germany Chapter e.V. VP Region West

Dr. Peter Fey, PMP

PMI Board Memeber, Head of Community of Practice Citizen Development

Our Executive Team


Carl Leonhards

Chairperson & Chief Program Officer (CPO)

Carolin Wayand

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) & Co-founder

Sudharsun Elankumaran, CAPM

Associate member & Co-founder
Formal Photo

Balaji Subramanian, PMP

Associate member & Co-founder

Sneha PS

Chairperson & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Henry Stehle

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) & Co-founder

Krutika Nagda

Event Manager & Board Member

Lets embrace Project management