PMI® Switzerland Chapter

New Members Introductions

Peter Stokman - February 2023

Peter Stokman

Peter has 30+ years’ experience in project management and 20+ years’ as people manager. He is originally from The Netherlands, and has studied Mechanical Engineering, specialized in Plastic Processing and Polymer Chemistry.

Started his career in the Netherlands at DSM Research in polymer compounding and application development. Then 5 years in Automotive, as senior project lead for the development of the cockpit of the Mitsubishi Colt.
At Dorel Juvenile, better known as the OEM for Maxi Cosi child restraint systems, Peter was combined project lead and engineering team manager in product development for child safety seats and strollers. At the same company he then became Innovation Manager, introducing new technologies and business models.

His latest job was in the medical device industry, for which he moved to Switzerland in 2016. Peter had setup a team for new development for Invacare International in Witterswil, with many award winning product launches. Since November 2022 Peter is looking for new challenges since Invacare decided to stop R&D activities in Switzerland.

Peter’s field of expertise is in Material Technology, especially polymer application development, plastic tooling, injection moulding, composites, aluminum extrusion and -hydroforming.

Peter has used the free time to get his certification as PMP and, something completely different, he did a 2-week course in Austria to become a certified beer sommelier. Beer brewing is his passion, and he is working on writing a book about beer in Switzerland. Further Peter likes to travel and to read.

He lives in the beautiful city of Rheinfelden with his wife and two children.

Peter has joined the Swiss PMI-chapter, to increase his network, to learn from each other, and perhaps can offer his experience to others!

You can learn more about Peter by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Armin Reicharz - February 2023

armin reicharz

Armin is 57 years old, graduated at EPFL in 1988 in materials science. Since then Armin worked essentially in the electromechanical industry where he held various roles from research, design, project management and more recently technical director of a Swiss SME producing professional appliances.

Armin was always interested in working in transversal roles, where he could learn a lot from communication with other professionals from various areas. This is how Armin developed a sensibility for the challenges of project management, especially in SME’s.

Armin is currently looking for a new opportunity in his career, where he could maybe help others gain more confidence with their own project and share some of his experiences.

Armin is glad to join the Swiss PMI chapter and get in touch with people sharing same interests in the world of project management.

You can learn more about Armin by visiting his LinkedIn profile


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

Prince Dziwornu - February 2023

Prince Dziwornu

Prince is a recent graduate of EPFL's Executive Masters’ degree program in Global Supply Chain Management and a current PMP certified with considerable experience in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, textiles, and management consulting industries, respectively.

Prince has ten years of professional experience in sales, quality management, and supply chain management: In addition, he also has a proven track record of project execution and implementation (over five years of experience in project management).

On a personal level, Prince is a Ghanaian who migrated to Switzerland in 2014 to pursue his master's studies, after which he met his beautiful wife and then married in 2018. They currently live in Neuchâtel, and they have no kids.

Prince purpose for joining the Swiss Chapter is to network and learn from the community of Swiss Project management professionals while also contributing to it through volunteering activities.

You can learn more about Prince 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