The Executive Committee of PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) has selected Dr. Muhammad Yunus as the recipient of the PICMET '08 LTM (Leadership in Technology Management) Award. It will be presented to him at the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening, August 4, 2009 during the PICMET '09 Conference in Hilton Hotel and Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon USA.
PICMET was established in 1989 to facilitate the generation and dissemination of knowledge in technology management, worldwide. The first PICMET Conference was held in 1991. Since then, it has become a prestigious event held annually; one year in Portland, one year in an overseas location. This year's conference is scheduled in Portland from August 2 through August 6.
The LTM (Leadership in Technology Management) Award recognizes and honors individuals who have provided leadership in managing technology by establishing a vision, providing a strategic direction, and facilitating the implementation strategies for that vision.
Dr. Yunus will receive the award for his visionary leadership in creating the micro-credit concept, and empowering the people to develop enterprises, not only in Bangladesh, but in many other countries throughout the globe following his vision. PICMET is honored to acknowledge his global impact as a World Leader.