PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Luiz Back - October 2022

Luiz Back

Luiz is originally from Brazil, and graduated in production engineering, with focus on project management tools and techniques. He has more than 12 years’ experience on FMCG industry and he started his career working as project analyst, then shortly moved to project engineer and later on to project manager. On this last position Luiz finally also started his international career, moving to Portugal, where he stayed for around 5 years, while expanding his scope of work to projects across several different affiliates inside Philip Morris International. In 2020 Luiz moved to Switzerland where he took over the position of Manager Strategy for Assets & Capex.

Luiz lives in the city of Neuchatel, and loves spending the weekends exploring the different landscapes of this beautiful country, or relaxing by the lake where as a typical Brazilian, he usually grills some meat. Luiz also love sports, and he is very excited in living in a country where he can practice both summer and winter sports very frequently. Photography and music are his hobbies, so Luiz likes to dedicate some of his free time either to play his guitar or go somewhere to take some pictures.

Luiz is applying now for the PMP certification, and he joined the PMI Swiss Chapter since he wants to expand his professional network and share experiences with people from different backgrounds and different experiences. He also wants to further use the PMI platforms to learn new skills and improve the existing ones.

You can find more about me on my LinkedIn profile

Davide Marano - October 2022

Davide Marano

Davide Marano is a researcher and technical project manager specialized in the creation of digital twins for medical and automotive industries.

He holds a master degree in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems and a PhD in Advanced Mechanics from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He is currently working as Technical Expert in SHL Medical AG, a world-leading solutions provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery solutions. He has previously worked for Ferrari GT as technical lead in the Powertrain Simulation & Know-How Department and for KISSSoft AG as Technical Project Manager.

Davide is currently studying for the PMP certification and recently joined the PMI Swiss chapter because he would get to expand his professional network in Switzerland and keep up to date from the Project Management and Swiss Business perspectives.

He is originally Italian, now living in the beautiful city of Zug with his wife Gloria. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, hiking and sports in general, communicating with new people, cooking.

You can learn more about Davide by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Yulia Brovun - October 2022

Yulia Brovun

Yulia has over 14 years of professional experience in the Financial industry where she has held different roles.

Yulia has been living and working in Geneva since December 2020. She speaks four languages including English, Spanish, French and Russian.

She is planning to obtain CAPM certificate by end 2022 to complete her knowledge and she joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to connect with local professionals, become more involved with the organization and learn more from her peers.
In her free time Yulia enjoys travelling, nature and sports.

You can learn more about Yulia by visiting her LinkedIn profile.

Mario Moscato - October 2022

Mario Moscato

Mario is 29-year-olds comes from the Deep south in Italy, Sicily.
He holds a BSc and MSc as Mechanical Engineer and after work experiences in Switzerland, Italy, Abu Dhabi, and Germany, in March 2022 Mario moved and settled his life here in Zurich. During this period Mario worked in the Oil & Gas business in Schlumberger, pursuing a Global Graduate Programme in the Operations field ( 6 months in Manufacturing, 6 months in Quality , 6 months in Supply Chain focusing on Operational Excellence projects) to conclude as Project Manager for multi-million Projects for Subsea Equipment for the Brazilian Market.

Since March 2022, Mario has works in the Beverage business as Lean Manager, focusing on improving the plant performances through either small activities or bigger projects. He works in parallel as Program Manager for all CAPEX investment projects in the plant, coaching and supporting every Project Leader during Project execution.

PMP was the right path for Mario to further develop his skills and immediately apply in his daily work what learnt from the PMP courses. He decided to join the Switzerland chapter to enlarge his network, keep up to date with PM topics and learn from experienced PMs their stories and suggestions for a brilliant career in this path.

Before joining university Mario tried a professional tennis career. In his words: “but my pragmatism (and probably lack of talent) brought me to a more secure path”. Currently he is looking for people to play tennis since it remains his hobby and looking forward to enjoying this land in winter for nice skiing sessions.

You can learn more about Mario by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Kaori Riveros - October 2022

Kaori Riveros

Kaori is French, but she lived almost half of her life in Latin America (Paraguay). She loves everything that has to do with cooking, research, processes and digital.

Kaori is specialized in human nutrition, marketing & project management, but she has been working for more than 5 years on IT projects.

Her objective this year is to pass the PMP certification and evolve as a Project Manager on different approaches.

Kaori moved to Lausanne at the end of July. She worked in Totalenergies in France, and now looking for some work opportunities in Lausanne or Geneva. She joined the chapter to meet people, as she does not have contacts in Switzerland and also to share experiences with other people for better adaptation on work, new ideas on working, methods...etc (as this will be her first experience working in this country).

Kaori is also thinking of volunteering with the chapter and reflecting on the PMO position once she arrives in Lausanne.

You can learn more about Kaori by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Francesco Guberti - October 2022

Francesco Guberti

Francesco is an IT project manager with experience in the fintech and luxury industries. Currently, he is a project manager working in particular with the Salesforce ecosystem at the luxury skincare company La Prarie, which is located close to Zurich.

Francesco was born near Milano in Italy, and then moved after the university studies to start his Project Management career in Switzerland. He is a double MSc alumnus from Bocconi University and Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and his academic background is in economics and management of innovation and technology.

He obtained the PMP certification in March 2022 and is glad to be part of the Swiss Chapter as he would like to get in touch with other professionals in the project management field. In his free time, Francesco performs various sports with a particular focus on running as he participated as a 100m and 200m sprinter in the national Italian athletic competitions.

You can learn more about Francesco by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Ahmed Shukry - October 2022

Ahmed Shukry

Ahmed is a Technical Project Manager working at UBS in the CDIO, Chief Operating Office in Zürich. With Egyptian roots Ahmed was born & raised in the State of Kuwait and currently based in Switzerland. Ahmed would describe his profile as PMI-term T-shaped, built around Business Process Management & Project Management.

Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kuwait in Business Administration & Marketing, a master’s degree in international business from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France & a master’s degree in Information Systems & Business Process Management from the University of Liechtenstein.

His previous projects were mainly in Technology: Virtual Workplaces deployment, Infrastructure & software development, Regulatory Risk Reporting IT infrastructure & currently working on the CDIO Business Process Management & improvement.

During his preparation for PMP certification, Ahmed came to realize the power of the PMI community in the development and support of fellow PMP’s and immediately applied for the Swiss chapter. He would be looking forward to taking part in the various events organized by the chapter.

You can learn more about Ahmed by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Andrew Price - October 2022

Andrew Price

Andrew is an aviation professional with more than 30 years of professional work experience in engineering, airlines, industry representation and IT. Andrew moved to Switzerland in 2005 to work with the International Air Transport Association and recently joined SITA, based in Geneva. He is also the customer experience advisor to the new airport, Solidarity Transport Hub, in Warsaw.

Andrew lives in Nyon with his wife and two children. Before Switzerland, Andrew was based in the UK and Netherlands.

From an education point of view, Andrew has a B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a post-graduate diploma in Information Systems Engineering, and an MBA. He is currently taking a master's in Cyber Security. Andrew is a member of the British Computing Society (BCS) as part of his continued professional development in IT. Additionally, he hopes to complete the PMP certification in the next few weeks. He recently completed the live online training and is now hitting the books hard in the little spare time available to study.

Andrew has joined the chapter to learn more about the project management specialists in Switzerland and network with other professionals in the field. He hopes to meet people at face-to-face meetings and learn about your experiences.

You can learn more about Andrew by visiting his LinkedIn profile.

Tansu Pancar - July 2022

Tansu Pancar

Tansu is a researcher with more than 14 years of professional work experience in e-learning and telecommunications. Tansu has been working as a researcher on adaptive and personalized learning technologies since 2018 when he moved to Switzerland.

He is living in the beautiful town of Brig, in Canton Wallis with his family and enjoying the Alps in his free time. Before moving to Switzerland, he was living in Turkey and worked as a project manager for ZTE Corporation for 10 years on the delivery of fixed network telecommunication projects mainly for Turk Telekom.

He has completed his BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University and his MSc and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the same university with a focus on technology acceptance. His research was about the acceptance of wearable mobile devices to track health information.

Tansu has held the PMP certification since 2013 and as a new member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, he wants to expand his professional network through online and face-to-face events. Before moving to Switzerland, he was a member of PMI Turkey where he worked as a volunteer.

You can learn more about Tansu by visiting his LinkedIn profile.

 

Ganesh Gopalan - July 2022

Ganesh Gopalan

Ganesh is a Technical Project Manager working on infrastructure domains such as servers, storage and backup. He has a strong understanding of Delivery Management, Change and Risk Management. He completed his PMP certification 10 years ago and since then has been following and understanding the various facets of Project Management with great gusto. He enjoys the challenges of being a Project Manager, wearing several hats to manage many stakeholders and feels that clear cut communication and a well-defined scoping, are the keys for a successful project.

Ganesh is an Indian from the tech-city of Bangalore. He is a Chess buff and has been playing Chess for 20+years. He is also an avid reader.
In his free time, he writes poems, short stories, connects with nature and contemplates on the diverse potentialities of mankind and immerses himself in the study of paintings of the great masters.

Ganesh is a member of PMI Zurich Chapter and is working as a volunteer for the chapter. As a new member, he can be seen networking with as many professionals to learn more about Project Management and expand his repertoire.

You can learn more about Ganesh by visiting his LinkedIn profile