PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Rafal Nessel - March 2022

Rafal Nessel

Rafal has over 20 year of professional experience in a broad range of consulting services. He has specialized in project and program management and gained experience in large transformation programs. He is interested in leadership, innovation, continuous improvement, value delivery, lean and agile as well as strategy, and project portfolio management.

Rafal joined PMI over 10 years ago and appreciated learning opportunities, events and networking with other project management practitioners.
After moving to Switzerland Rafal would like to connect with local PMI community.

Rafal loves nature and mountain hiking.

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

Denise Rageot - February 2022

Denise Rageot

Denise is a research scientist and project leader in Medicinal Chemistry. She is passionate about multidisciplinary drug discovery projects aiming for innovative solutions for unmet medical need. Currently Denise is working in animal health, looking for new therapeutic solutions for pets.

In her free time, Denise enjoys walking, hiking, and running (with her furry friend, a very dynamic Dachshund).

Denise joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to meet local PM professionals, share knowledge and experiences and participate in the Chapter’s activities.

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

Ekaterina Petukhova - February 2022

Ekaterina Petukhova

Ekaterina has completed her master’s degree in Berlin in the area of IT project management and has over 8 years’ experience in managing of global IT consulting and IT audit projects. She works as a manager and helps her clients to improve their business processes and controls.

Originally born in Far East region in Russia she moved through intermediate stops for studies and work in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) and Berlin (Germany) to her current permanent destination in Zurich (Switzerland). On this way she gained a valuable intercultural communication and working experience with multi-cultural teams. Ekaterina is fluent in Russian, English, German and is currently learning French.

In her free time Ekaterina likes to do different sport activities like fitness, ballet dancing, playing chess and much more. She is open for all new activities and like to explore the new things as they bring her into motion and a step ahead in her personal development.

Ekaterina joined the PMI local chapter to be in touch with the SME in this area and to keep her eyes open on the current market trends. She is happy to join and is looking for interesting exchange and discussions.

Vincent Posta - March 2022

Vincent Posta

Vincent has 30 years’ experience in energy projects and in new product introduction.

He recently led with agility the introduction of new oscillators and the foundation of an R&D center in the mechanical watch industry. Previously, he held various positions as global gas turbine product marketing manager, power plant commercial leader and fast-track turnkey plant project director in North Africa.

His PMP certification in Nov 2021 was to structure his knowledges in predictive, hybrid and agile projects.

He is currently looking for new challenges in energy transition or in new product introduction, and willing to connect with PMI community to share project management experiences.

During his free time, he likes walking, mathematics and playing golf.

You can learn more about Vincent by visiting his LinkedIn profile

 

Amaia Uriarte - February 2022

Amaia Uriarte

Amaia is a senior mechanical engineer passionate about sustainable innovation technologies. Solution oriented, with analytic solving capabilities, she stands on a spot where design and engineering intersect. Amaia likes to participate in ambitious projects and fulfils objectives empowered with excellent project management techniques.

Currently working as a mechanical engineer in a climate technology company, Amaia wants to make a step forward in her career and leverage her project management knowledge. Her personal 2022 goal in the roadmap will be getting a CAPM supported by her company.

Amaia is also passionate about motorcycles and went for a journey of two years back in 2018. After this life changing experience, she came back to Switzerland and enrolled in 2021 as a firefighter volunteer to have a social positive impact in her community.

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

 

Igor Aleksandrov - February 2022

Igor Aleksandrov

Igor is originally from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics and defended his PhD thesis dedicated to Industrial construction. He completed various courses related to project management, risk management, Lean Six Sigma etc. And Igor passed his PMP exam in 2020.

Started his career in 2005 and since then worked for various engineering and construction companies on contractor and owner role. He participated in several large scale infrastructural projects starting from feasibility studies and across the entire project life cycle. Igor gained experience in various project disciplines, such as engineering, survey, permitting, logistics, onshore and offshore construction.

He constantly improves his knowledge in various areas of interest such as project management, financial management, procurement, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma.

Igor currently lives in Zug, Switzerland. He speaks four languages including English, German, Serbian and Russian.

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

 

Leticia Caminero - January 2022

Leticia Caminero

Leticia Caminero is an intellectual property lawyer and project manager with over a decade of experience, starting in private practice and later developing in international organizations.


Leticia currently works in the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to this position, she was at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC, US. Before that, she worked at the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Furthermore, in her private practice, Leticia founded and led a law firm focusing on Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sanitary Regulations, International Trade, Consumer Law, Tax Law, Antitrust Law, and Energy Law. Previously, she was the Director of the Intellectual Property Department in a regional law firm in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Regarding her studies, Leticia Caminero holds a master’s degree in law, specializing in International Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, WTO Law, and International Environmental Law, from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, the Dominican Republic, and a 360 Project Management Certification from Cornell University, US. Recently, she received her certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Lastly, Leticia is the host of INTANGIBLIA (www.intangiblia.com), a bilingual podcast on Intellectual Property, where she interviews various guests about their experiences with creation, innovation, research, and entrepreneurship.

She joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to participate in their activities, meet local professionals, and contribute to the Chapter’s work.

Leticia is an avid reader and a piano rookie.

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

Valérie Pierre - January 2022

Valérie Pierre

Valerie is an experienced global project / program manager, bilingual French / English and currently learning German at a fast pace. She’s lived in France, US (California), Japan, and is now based in Zurich.
She loves spending time in the problem space before driving a crew in the solution space. She has experience in different domains (e.g. e-learning, e-commerce, productivity software) and hands-on experience with Agile software development and traditional project management (PMP-certified).

In her free time, while not hiking around the Zurichsee, she organizes meetup events to help others connect, learn and help each other. She’s been a co-organizer of the “Innovative Technologies for Learning” meetup group in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 4. Years, and is delighted to join the PMI Switzerland chapter as a Senior event team member.

You can connect on LinkedIn or reach out Valerie directly if you want to have a chat about #learning #startups #pm #agile #ux #designthinking !

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

 

Anne-Laure Héritier - December 2021

Anne Laure Héritier

Anne-Laure has 20+ years of international Project Management experience with European and Chinese SME/SMI active in various fields such as human resources and entertainment, non for profit, safety equipment’s manufactory, wine trading and healthcare.

Having two Master’s one in philosophy and one in Business Management she started her career piloting HR projects as consultant facilitating team building. She continued in the Trust industry where she graduated STEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) managing complex structures and foundations for HNWI. She acted as trustee advising clients in launching, planning and structuring any type of assets holding.

She founded her fiduciary company Capital Emergence SA in 2009 developing a project methodology and in association with Chinese based partners launching investment match-making services to bridge Latin American and EU projects with China. She is specialist in strategy implementation and corporate management acting at C level for different companies and family-owned business.

Her last involvement is as Director and Head of Trading for a Swiss Chinese company piloting health and educational project for autistic children in China.

She has three fantastic kids 15, 21 and 23 and is passionate for traveling, dancing, reading and among all sailing. She grew up sailing and competed more than 15 years as a skipper in Mediterranean and French Atlantic coasts.
She graduated PMP in June 2021 and joined the Swiss PMI chapter to network, exchange know-how with peers and finding new project and position opportunities. She is volunteer to develop the network of French speaking part of the Swiss PMI chapter.

You can learn more about Anne-Laure by visiting her LinkedIn profile.

Sami El Attar - December 2021

Sami El Attar

Sami is working as an EU IT/IS Manager for Novalac Nutrition & Health Group. He is 31 years old, curious and a fast learner.

Sami has a non-traditional academic background (including Economy, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology and General Management).
 
Sami managed several projects for ERP migration, digital transformations and process optimization.
 
He joined the Swiss Chapter to connect with PMI professionals, share knowledge and best practices, and to enhance his professional network circle.
 
In his free time, Sami loves hiking, reading and traveling with his family across the continents.
 
You can learn more about Sami by visiting his LinkedIn profile.