Career Dilemma with PMP - Need help
Hallo to everyone,
I live and work in Oman (Middle East). I am from India (Chennai).
I am currently working a very large organization in Oman for around 18+ years in different progressive career profiles such as Administration, Project Management and Business Development.
The company is a US$1Bn+ in a diversified business interest under it 40 indipendent business units. I work in Business Development which is the custodian and implementation arm of the Corporate Strategic direction and assist in identifying new business opportunites for both existing SBUs and new designated target markets.
My current designation is Project Lead in Business Development Department with direct experience of 5 years in Business Development related project deliverables.
While I am in BD, I have recently completed my PMP in order to engage myself in a Professional Project Management Role. While I was trying to pursue my career to PM role, unfortunately, all the PM requirements (in this part of world) requires Engineering background like engineering experience in IT, Construction or Oil Field.I don't have an Engineering Qualification.
My qulification is B.Sc, MBA + PMP with Business Development and Strategic Department work exposure.
What kind of job that I need to pursue for my further career growth, keeping Project Management as my role (is it Consultancy, Program Manager, PM for Strategy or some suggestion please).
I am expecting an upgrade as Sector Manager (related to Business Development role). Is this role has bigger scope than PM?
Can someone help me to give the best practice advice.
I appreciate your time and advice in advance.