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The Mentor Group International

The Mentor Group International Ltd is a project coaching and consultant services company headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand since its inception in 2004 with offices in Singapore.

The Mentor Group provides a comprehensive range of Project Management solutions that are fit-to-purpose and designed to last.

The Mentor Group exists to ensure your vision becomes a reality. We do this by solving and simplifying complex problems to help our clients manage their projects effectively with peace of mind.

In order to achieve this core purpose, The Mentor Group operates by a unique corporate culture defined by a specific set of core values that dictate the manner in which each member of the firm conducts themselves.

All departments are aligned to achieve a common goal and further Spire’s mission to provide excellence in construction consulting under the guidance of four principles (Integrity, Value, Dedication and Team).

We are dedicated to working with you to achieve more of your project team and business goals. We take a personalized approach to each individual and client, with the appreciation that each client is unique.

Our commitment to you is to provide the best project management, team building and business consulting services.

Our Journey

Project Consulting

Today, The Mentor Group International is a well-established coaching and mentoring company specializing in project management and human resource maximization, which continues enabling its clients to successfully plan and execute their critical projects and PMOs.

To offer Project Management services in practical manner, through mentoring and coaching (which differs significantly from traditional consulting), which reinforces and instills specialized knowledge to the individual and organization, ensures ownership and builds lasting INTERNAL CAPABILITY in your our clients’ TEAMS.

The Key to Our Success

YEARS OF EXPERTISE

Our project management consultants have extensive, hands-on experience supporting a multitude of projects worldwide. Our experienced senior coaches have been working in Asia Pacific, Middle East, US and Europe for over 30 years across the energy, O&G, power, telecommunications, IT, engineering and construction industries.

Their diverse backgrounds allow The Mentor Group to offer its clients a unique perspective on the issues faced by project management professionals in various industries.

 

Our Vision

 Our Vision Statement :

To develop and nurture project management best practices in both individuals and organizations, fostering extraordinary, self-sustainable and lasting project and organizational achievements.

Our Mission

Our Mission Statement :

To help our clients significantly improve their Project Management practices and the way they plan and execute their projects, consistently resulting in increased ROI.

Our Values

Our Value Statements :

•  Integrity – Always deliver what we promise
•  Loyalty – Stand by our customers through thick and thin
•  Excellence – Committed to always provide services of the highest caliber
•  Altruism – Help and give through mentoring and coaching
•  Best people – High potential, committed and driven people
•  Continuous learning – Constant acquisition of knowledge
•  Empathy – Understand the needs of our clients and our community
•  Fun – Enjoy what we do every day

Our Leadership Team

Our exceptional leadership talent with years of experience, in successfully coaching and mentoring projects for major international companies.

Michael Sypsomos

Michael Sypsomos

CEO

Michael is the founder and CEO of The Mentor Group and a prominent figure in the field of project management. Over his 40-year career, he has developed and implemented Project Management systems for various companies in many industries, including Energy, Banking, Education, and Construction.                 He has influenced organizations around the world to realize significant savings based on personnel, process, systems and other continuous improvements.

Prior to the Mentor Group, as an executive for Chevron Asia South, Michael was responsible for championing and coaching leadership behaviors as well as setting the standards and driving excellence in the effective use of company capital. In 2003, he coached the Unocal Thailand North Pailin Gas Development Project, one of the three finalists for the prestigious PMI Project of the Year award, helping him and Unocal gain international recognition.

Michael is heavily involved with the Thai community and among other social contributions he coached a non-profit project of national importance for the Thailand Department of Mineral Fuels.                                                                      In addition, he has worked closely with the Thai Ministry of Education, coaching executives and teachers, thus contributing to the improvement of the Thai education system. He has also been a lecturer of Project Management at the College of Management of Mahidol University in Thailand.

Mike is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a Licensed Master Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Coach and an Executive Coach. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama.

msypsomos@mentor-group.org

STEPHEN VIANELLI

STEPHEN VIANELLI

Vice President - Operations

Stephen has more than 30 years of experience, 15 of them in Asia and most of which in Thailand, working in Engineering, Project and Construction Management. Stephen specializes in coaching and training companies in developing PM systems and internal PM capability.

The programs and projects he has been involved with include refineries, gas/oil separation plants, pipelines, power plants (nuclear, coal, combined cycle gas turbine) and infrastructure.

He has held positions as program manager and project manager for many projects, one of which was valued at over USD1 Billion. He has a proven track record of delivering projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

Stephen is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and served as VP of Membership for the PMI Bangkok Chapter. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and completed his Master’s studies in Structural Dynamics at North Carolina State University.

He is the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Thailand Correspondent and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Thailand University Mentor chairman. Stephen has lectured both undergraduate and masters courses at AIT in Bangkok as well as Manhattan College in New York City.

svianelli@mentor-group.org

SORAWUT PAIROJKUL

SORAWUT PAIROJKUL

Vice President – Project Systems

Sorawut possesses over 20 years of Project Management experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Refining industries and has implemented project management systems while coaching and mentoring management and project teams.

Prior to The Mentor Group, initially with Unocal Thailand and subsequently Chevron Asia South, Sorawut built a solid reputation of coaching and being instrumental for the successful implementation of projects, ranging from upstream Oil & Gas to HR and Process Improvement to IT.

With The Mentor Group, he successfully supported the recovery of the Montara Project for PTTEP, a major Oil Development project, following a blowout incident in Australia, which overcame many challenges to achieve first oil. He is currently coaching PTT Maintenance and Engineering in establishing a successful PMO to assure that all of the projects in the organization are optimally managed and meet international standards.

A certified PMP (Project Management Professional) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Sorawut graduated from King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkraband with a B.Sc. in Industrial Instrumentation Engineering.

sorawut.au@mentor-group.org

MICHAEL SCHWEITZER

MICHAEL SCHWEITZER

VP – Organizational Development

Throughout his 35-year career, of which 25 years were spent supporting projects in the Asia Pacific Region, Michael has been heavily involved in the Oil & Gas and Telecommunication industries, making him a diverse contributor.

In the recent past, he consulted on projects as a Business Manager for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production. He also coached SPRC project managers and executives in implementing the Chevron project management methodology. Currently, Michael is coaching PTTEP in utilizing their project management systems and facilitating processes for their major capital projects.

Michael is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2001. He is also certified in Chevron’s “Capital Stewardship Organizational Capability” program as well as a Project Consultant for the “Chevron Project Development and Execution Process”.

In addition, he is a certified Neuro Linguistics Programming Coach and has served on the board of directors for the PMI Bangkok Chapter, where he has held the position of president.

mschweitzer@mentor-group.org