Chapter Vision

PMI Switzerland Chapter is recognized as the leading association in Switzerland for advancing excellence and professionalism in project management.


Chapter Mission

  • Foster project management practitioners in their career by providing them with PMI and localized services and knowledge.
  • Promote Project Management to contribute to organizational success and business results.
  • Foster a community of project management practitioners and organizations in Switzerland to promote professional contacts, share experience and knowledge.
  • Develop the chapter toward organizational maturity.


Chapter Organization Chart

2018 12 Org Chart


2018 - 2019 Elected Board of Directors



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This Board of the Directors during the AMM 2018 in Geneva. From left to right: Elena, Serge, Agata, David, Julia, Paul, Karolina, Loic, Irina and Manju.


The Chapter Board of Directors manages and enhances the Chapter services as a leadership team, facilitated by the chapter president. A large group of over eighty volunteers in various teams assist them in achieving the chapter vision and delivering the services proposed to members and professionals.


2018 - 2019 Chapter Officers

Elected Officers:

  • Carolina Thomaz, CAPM: Financial Auditor
  • Yann Steimer, PMP: Financial Auditor
  • Angel Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP: Elections Committee
  • Sascha Wyss, PgMP, PMP, ACP: Elections Committee

Appointed Officers:

  • Ala Lutz: Membership Director
  • Aristeidis Matsokis, PMP: Regional Events Director (Zürich)
  • Carlos Valentin, PMP: Technology Director
  • Daniele Pinto, PMP: Sponsoring Director
  • Daniel Rodellar, PMP: Publications Director
  • Fredy Wehrli, PMP: Learning Seminars Director
  • Gessami Sanchez, PMP: Regional Events Director (Basel)
  • Julia Ovcinnikov, PMP: Regional Events Director (Romandie)
  • Larisa Aragon Castro, PMP: Regional Events Director (Basel)
  • Prasanth Nair, PMP: Regional Events Strategic Director (Zürich)
  • Sumon Vangchuay, PMP: PMO Director
  • Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP: Regional Events Strategic Director (Basel)
  • Thijs Wijnands, PMP: Regional Events Strategic Director (Romandie)



Department Missions



  • Promote a community spirit by leveraging our communications channels: publications (Newsletter, PMI@CH), Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Promote chapter events and event participation
  • Encourage members to share experience and knowledge with each other
  • Have fun with volunteer colleagues across Switzerland and beyond

Events - Foster PM community and awareness of the profession by bringing people together and exchanging ideas

  • Define event Concept - speaker and topic
  • Arrange logistics - venue, date, time and preliminary agenda; verify sponsor agreement, post event on PMI site
  • Manage all processes on event date - registration, facilitating the session
  • Close event project - financial reporting, issuing receipts and PDUs certificates, surveys


  • Plan budget of all departments within PMI Switzerland
  • Improve financial processes to control payments
  • Monitor, consolidate and report of the actuals x budget to the board of directors
  • Report the financial results to PMI-CH auditors

Members - Provide value to our members, create attractiveness and retain them inside our chapter

Operations - Provides internal services to the board, to the members and to the general public. It counts three main areas:

  • VP Operations: department-lead and support for board meetings and chapter governance
  • Technology team: allows information-sharing within the chapter (website and sharing-platform)
  • PMO Team: covers the administrative tasks and projects for the chapter (day-to-day tasks are outsourced to an outside company)
  • As such, mostly invisible, but the necessary oil in the wheels for a well-functioning association

Special Projects - Offers a unique lens to explore vibrant worlds from a different angle. Here, we hone in on actual topics and provide a fresh context for project management trends.

Volunteer Engagement - Deliver value by attracting, engaging, developing and recognizing volunteers who in turn will drive forward the PMI Swiss chapter

Sponsoring - Discover and treasure sponsors to enable PMI swiss chapter to succeed in their goal to promote project management best practices and knowledge sharing to empower individuals and communities

PMI Switzerland for Social Good - Fostering project management skills for social good, working close with PMI Educational Foundation

  • Introducing project management skills to schools, disseminating project management related educational resources to primary and secondary school teachers
  • Support for Non-profits and Non-government organisations in delivering their missions through the application of project management 


Chapter Address

PMI Switzerland Chapter
Bollwerk 21
CH-3011 Bern
Tel.: +41 (0)31 311 53 08
Fax: +41 (0)31 311 53 01
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