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Nielson, Kris R.

Kris R. Nielson, Ph.D., PMP, MRICS, MJSCE

Dr. Nielsen is the Chairman and President of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc. He provides strategic direction to the firm’s operations, as well as direction and participation on engagements throughout its Risk Management, Management Consulting and Strategic Consulting business areas. Dr. Nielsen has served as an Engagement Director and Primary Team Member on wide-ranging, complex engagements involving the entire project delivery process – cradle to grave – in the following industries: power; oil and gas / petrochemical; process; transportation; infrastructure; and buildings. He has worked on behalf of private and public sector clients globally.

Dr. Nielsen has an extensive background in engineering, construction and project management, including project controls worldwide. He has advised Board committees, Owners, Engineers, and Contractors on programs and projects relative to Execution Management, Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management issues. He has also presented expert witness testimony in legal proceedings around the world and served as a chairman and member on dispute review boards, as well as, served as an arbitrator and mediator.

Dr. Nielsen is the winner of the 2011American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Project and Leaders (OPAL) Award in Construction. He has also served on various ASCE committees.


  • Ph.D., Infrastructure Systems (Civil) Engineering, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • B.S.E., Mechanical, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey