PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Claudia Rassalski

Claudia Rassalski

claudia rassalski

Should I be elected as the PMI Swiss Chapter Finance VP, my focus will be on maintaining the financial health of the Chapter. This is achieved by processes, systems and most importantly, people. To be successful as the Finance VP, I believe that the role requires close collaboration with each of the Chapter departments, ensuring that the finance team has a clear understanding of each departments’ activities and priorities. Equipped with this knowledge, I can ensure that the finance team evolves and adapts financial processes, policies, and tools to remain appropriate and relevant to the Chapter.


Project Management experience

Currently I lead the project management office (PMO) for Lionpoint Group, a global consulting firm comprising 100+ employees, serving financial services and private market clients. I have diverse global and multi-cultural project management experience. I have worked for global banks, asset managers and other financial institutions with direct responsibility for designing and implementing operational efficiency projects. My roles have comprised strategic technology roadmap development, business case creation and implementation of business strategy, process and supporting technologies, financial modeling and change management. I have led teams to enhance operational and financial controls, established appropriate project and program governance standards, and delivered complex projects within time and budget constraints. I have a proven track record of building the necessary relationships with executive stakeholders, business leaders and IT to drive organizational change. I am a Chartered Accountant, professional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and a PMP, Member of PMI.


 PMI volunteering experience

I joined the PMI Swiss Chapter in 2018, and was warmly welcomed by each member I met at various events. I began collaborating with the Events Team; but soon settled with the Finance Team, where I felt my skills and experience would better serve the Chapter. I have worked as Karolina’s deputy since late 2018. During this time, I have revised and updated the Chapter’s expense policy, overhauled the monthly payment process, and communicated these changes to other departments and volunteers, as required. I have supported the Events and Special Projects Teams in creating budget templates for specific, larger events, allowing visibility of spend and ensuring we remain within budget. Prior to COVID, I was responsible for ensuring that all of the Chapter’s monthly payments and expense claims were approved in accordance with policy and paid on time.


 My motivation and key priorities within the chapter

Should I be elected as the PMI Swiss Chapter Finance VP, my focus will be on maintaining the financial health and stability of the Chapter. This is achieved by processes, systems and most importantly, people. To be successful as the Finance VP, I believe that the role requires close collaboration with each of the Chapter departments, ensuring that the finance team has a clear understanding of each departments’ activities and priorities. Equipped with this knowledge, I can ensure that the finance team evolves and adapts financial processes, policies, and tools to remain appropriate and relevant to the Chapter. Amongst my priorities will be succession planning, ensuring that the finance team is well staffed with volunteers and the knowledge is shared, thereby reducing ‘key person’ risk.


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