PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Carlos Menéndez Llamas - January 2023

Carlos Menéndez Llamas

Carlos is from Spain and father of a 3-year-old son.

He has originally studied Engineering of Telecommunication (bachelor’s degree) and got a master’s degree in Space Science and Technology. He also got a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Carlos has worked most of his professional career (15 years) in the space industry in the Netherlands (European Space Agency), Luxembourg (SES – Satellite Operator) and Switzerland (RUAG Space / Beyond Gravity – Rocket structures). The last 9 years he was working as a project manager in Zürich. Carlos has recently changed his sector and is now working as project manager in the railway sector also in Zürich (Alstom – Traction Converters).

Carlos holds an IPMA Level-C certification and plans to get his PMP Certification by the beginning of 2023. Within his language skills Carlos is fluent in English, Spanish and German, and has a basic knowledge of Russian.

Carlos joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to expand to enhance his professional network, share his knowledge with other PMs, collaborate with PMI and keep up to date with the latest Project Management trends.

In his free time Carlos loves spending time with his family and travelling. He also loves biking and playing tennis. Additionally, Carlos regularly goes jogging and he is a part of the management committee of a running club.

You can learn more about Carlos by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Agar Nana Mbianda - January 2023

Agar Nana Mbianda

Nana has more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of public health, gender equality, women's rights and now working in hunger and food insecurity.

Originally from Cameroon, Nana is living and working in the United States. Before Covid19 hit, she was working internationally and supporting grassroots organizations in Africa.

Nana got her PMP certification in July 2021 and would like to learn more from PMI Chapters such as the Switzerland Chapter and build her network to improve PMP skills. She is bilingual French and English speaker.

You can learn more about Nana by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Gregory Cavaco - January 2023

Gregory Cavaco

Gregg has over 20 years of experience managing cross-functional and cross-border projects as a senior corporate finance professional. Projects have mainly involved finance process improvements, corporate taxes, M&A, restructuring, strategy implementation, business development, risk management, and HR.

He has worked in pharmaceuticals, reinsurance, consumer leisure goods, food production, distribution, industrial manufacturing, SAAS, and business information & data analytics.

For the past few years, Gregg has focused on individual mandates managing projects in corporate restructurings, liquidations, international tax transfer pricing, and life sciences innovation asset management.

Gregg got his PMP certification in August 2022 to substantiate his credentials as an experienced project manager. He joined the Swiss PMI chapter shortly after that

He lives in Nyon (VD) with his family and can often be found hiking or skiing in the Alps, and in summer enjoys the salty water and sandy shores of the US East Coast. Gregg speaks English and French fluently and has a good understanding of German.

You can learn more about Gregg by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Marie Jacquez - January 2023

Marie Jacquez

Marie is a QA Manager of Process Validation with 10 years of combined experience in Facilities, Utilities, Equipment, Systems and Process Validation. She is passionate about leadership, conflict resolution, problem-solving and continuous improvement of systems, processes, and organizations.

Marie is working on obtaining her PMP certification to develop and evolve in her field. She joined the PMI Swiss Chapter in September 2022 to expand her professional network and meet other like-minded professionals.

Marie is originally from Puerto Rico and in her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, and hiking. She is also passionate about learning new languages and cultural exchange.

You can learn more about Marie by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Valeria Superti - January 2023

Valeria Superti

Valeria is a sustainability professional with experience in the academic, public, and private sectors. She holds a PhD in Management of Technology, where she conducted five research projects on Sustainability and Circular Economy.

Valeria joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to expand her professional network, learn how to better conduct projects (specifically in the field of sustainability and circular economy), and help with fundraising and strategic partnerships.

Originally from Rome, Italy, she enjoys the Swiss mountains while hiking and skiing. Valeria speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French, and is learning German.

You can learn more about Valeria by visiting her LinkedIn profile 

Marnie Pannatier - December 2022

Marnie Pannatier

Marnie is a business sustainability professional with 8+ years’ experience in international project management. She has been mainly working in the sector of Smart City and Food and Agriculture. She is deeply passionate about the topic of sustainable development and particularly how sustainability can be better embedded into business activities and across the value chain.

Marnie got her PMP certification in September 2022 and joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to expand her professional network with the hope to exchange with like-minded project managers.

Marnie, originally from Valais, is a mountain lover and spends most of her free time in the mountains to hike, run, climb or ski. She also loves to explore the world and get to experience living in different cultures.

You can learn more about Marnie by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Daviana Escar - December 2022

Daviana Escar

Daviana has 9 years of professional experience, in the field of Marketing, innovation - product development and communications, and now working as a head-hunter in Switzerland for middle and top management positions on Marketing, innovation and Digital.

In her personal life, she is currently working on the development of an app that she is looking to launch on the market. Associated with AI and the world of matchmaking. The project is in early stage, in the market validation phase to go after in the search for funds.

The development of this app was what motivated her to become SCRUM MASTER certified.

You can learn more about Daviana by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Miroslava Sedlarova - November 2022

Miroslava Sedlarova

Miroslava joined the Swiss chapter for networking and sharing of experience.
In her free time, she enjoys fitness, spending time with friends and family, tennis, hiking, photography and life.

You can learn more about Miroslava by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Andrea Ziegler - November 2022

Andrea Ziegler

Andrea has more than 20 years of experience in international project management, mainly in international projects and in various industries such as medical devices or pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, services, event and construction.
In 2000, she founded her first company in Switzerland to support clients with international SAP implementations. Since then, she has gained extensive expertise in various roles, whether with her own startup, for implementation partners or for software vendors. She is currently the CEO of a company that has developed its own therapeutic medical device and supports clients in the regulatory environment with their IT strategies and projects.

With her eMBA degree in New Business Development, completed in 2021, she is deepening her knowledge of strategic management and developing new business ideas or expanding existing business areas.

Most recently, she supported the Regulatory Affairs team of a German medical device manufacturer for over three years in digitizing to prepare for MDR and building a new data model for registration activities, as well as by leading several Regulatory Affairs tenders to implement strategic tools to support daily global registration and sales activities and ensure product compliance in a highly regulated and competitive environment.

Besides family and friends, she loves the Swiss mountains and spends a lot of time hiking, climbing or skiing and sailing on the nearby Greifensee.

To prove that her project management skills are up to date, she completed the PMP diploma in August 2022 and joined the Swiss PMI chapter to network, share her expertise with colleagues and find new project and job opportunities.

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

Ece Sezgin Kestek - November 2022

Ece Sezgin Kestek

Ece is originally from Izmir, Turkey. She has an industrial engineering education. Ece started her career in the automotive industry as a quality engineer. After 7 years and lots of experience with OEMs( Audi, Porsche, Ford, Renault), with a large number of customers, VDA and IATF audits, she changed her position to the kitchen of the industry, to project management. She and her family moved to Bern, Switzerland in March'22, since then she has been amazed by beautiful Switzerland. Ece is currently responsible for change management in automotive industry as project manager, helping collaboration of a global team from US to India, Europe to China to adapt to the changes which is inevitable nowadays.

Ece is a member of PMI since 2021, simultaneously a PMP which provides her a widened view. She joined to Swiss chapter to meet other project managers to share knowledge and get to know new people.

In her free time Ece likes to jogging, learning new language, wrestling with her 3 years old boy.

You can learn more about Ece by visiting her LinkedIn profile