IPMO Consulting

Danilo Arba


Danilo is a senior management consultant with over 20 years’ experience in Project and Program Management in major projects, with values up to multi-billion USD, across a range of industries including construction, healthcare, sports facilities, commercial, residential, high speed rail lines, and IT, both in EPC industry and PMOs.

With broad yet in-depth experience across all aspects of the project life-cycle, process development, and stakeholder management; Danilo delivers large, complex projects and programs by focusing on understanding project scope and benefits and utilising a structured approach to deliver key organizational outcomes with project and programmes.

Danilo is a Certified Cost Engineer with an Executive MBA from Politecnico di Milano and pursuing a PhD/DBA on artificial intelligence in Project Management. Adept at building and leading cross-functional teams. Expert presenter and able to forge solid relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and build consensus across multiple organisational levels. Danilo worked in a variety of locations and across different cultural backgrounds throughout Europe, MEA, Africa and South-East Asia, Danilo has implemented and led Project Controls and Project Management Offices (PMO) with on/offshore teams up to 110 people providing reliable intelligence to Steering Committees and enabling informed decision making.

Danilo possesses a rich array of core skills, ranging from PMO, project/programme management, project controls, stakeholder management, to data analytics. Danilo excels in identifying and nurturing talent through motivational coaching, drawing from his extensive international hands-on project management and stakeholder management experience. Throughout his career, Danilo has played pivotal roles in a multitude of high-profile projects worldwide. These include the Diriyah II Programme in KSA, the North African High-Speed Rail Line in Algeria, Alto Piura Hydropower Project in Peru, industrial and residential developments in Nigeria, the Bicentennial Schools Programme in Peru, Rail Baltica High-Speed Rail Line in the Baltic states, Al Wakrah FIFA 2022 Stadium in Qatar, and numerous others across different continents. This diverse portfolio demonstrates Danilo's versatility and his ability to deliver results across various sectors and regions.