PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Dr. Johanny Pestalozzi July 2020

johanny pestalozzi

Dr. Johanny Pestalozzi (born Perez Sierra) worked for more than 5 years as a Research Project Manager in Germany. She is specialized in Stakeholder Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Currently, she is actively looking for a job and preparing for the PMP® and the PRINCE2Agile® certifications.


Johanny was born in the Dominican Republic and naturalized in Germany. She is married and currently lives in Zurich. By joining PMI Switzerland, Johanny hopes to meet like-minded people and extend her professional network. Her hobbies include visiting museums, watching political talk shows, and hiking.

You can learn more about Johanny by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Tommaso Campanella July 2020

Tommaso Campanella

Tommaso is a Technical Project Manager with eight years of experience in various and heterogeneous sectors, the most recent of which are onboarding solutions for the retail and private banking sector.
But that was not always the case before he arrived here in Switzerland. In fact, Tommaso comes from a strong background in IT Engineering (with a master’s degree in engineering back in Italy), with a passion for Distributed systems. After a short period spent working in short term projects, Tommaso decided to move to Canada for almost a year, where he worked as a visiting researcher at the PARADISE laboratory. In that context, Tommaso discovered and proved the feasibility of new innovating target tracking protocol for vehicles in urban areas, which makes use of scalable and dynamic solutions in the realm of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANets).

When he faced the challenge of making a choice whether to follow his passion straight away or to build a more solid and flexible career in other business sectors, Tommaso decided to follow the latter and moved to London for a couple of years. This, right before his personal life brought him here in Switzerland, in 2016.
As for now, it’s almost four years that Tommaso works in the banking sector, and his plan, together with his wife, is to dedicate their energies on entering more and more the Swiss community, since they are not planning to leave any time soon!
Joining the Swiss PMI Chapter came immediately for him because of passing the PMP exam back in January. Tommaso loves his work and what project managers and the profession itself could do for this world, and he couldn’t wait to meet the rest of the community here in Switzerland (which is of course still the case!)

To spend a few words about Tommaso’s passions, it will be unfair to say that he only loves one thing in particular: that’s not his case. Tommaso is fond of anything that makes you say it was worth doing, regardless if it was a trip in the Japanese countryside or reading what the latest news on in the field of AI research while enjoying a nice glass of whisky!

You can learn more about Tommaso by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Philip David Elford July 2020

Philip David Elford

Philip with British/Swiss nationality is living in Kilchberg, Switzerland. He specialized in Sales and Commercial Project Management and currently working as an Assistant Country Manager for Swiss market in a Dental medical device company.

Philip joined the Swiss Chapter for networking with fellow project managers with his interest in project management and curiosity to learn. 

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

David Michael Collins July 2020

David Michael Collins

David has over eight years of project management experience overseeing a broad portfolio of medium-size projects and subprojects. He has experience with methodologies such as Waterfall, Prince2 and Agile Scrum. Coming from an Engineering background, he spent most of his career in Banking and Finance.


David is an expert in Financial Markets, Derivatives, Asset Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Process Re-engineering, and Data Analytics. He is also a certified RPA (Robotic Process Automation) professional and is passionate about Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Blockchain. He recently decided to undertake the PMP examination to become a certified Project Manager.


David has worked and lived in Brussels for most of his career and relocated to Switzerland (Basel area) in 2018. He enjoys skiing, ice-skating, windsurfing, trekking and living a healthy lifestyle.


You can learn more about David by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Katrin Hermann June 2020

Katrin Hermann

Katrin is a Plant Scientist working in Research at Syngenta, Switzerland. She lives in Basel and has a science background (PhD). Since few years Karin is leading early stage Research projects, which has caused her interest in becoming more knowledgeable in project management. Katrin just prepared and passed the CAPM and am now preparing for PMP.

Katrin would love to get into contact & learn from other project managers and she thought joining the PMI Switzerland chapter is a great opportunity to do so.

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

Adam Ungstad June 2020

Adam Ungstad

Adam Ungstad has lead taxonomy and metadata projects for international organisations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the international governing body of association football, FIFA.


Deeply passionate about information management across new digital channels, Adam is heavily involved in a complex, multi-year digital transformation project for the World Health Organization (WHO).


Originally from Canada, Adam also enjoys writing and publishing books. He is currently working on the second edition of a successful guidebook about lakes on Vancouver Island near Victoria, British Columbia.


Adam Ungstad earned the PMP® accreditation in March 2020.


You can learn more about Adam by visiting his LinkedIn profile

 

Marcio Santos May 2020

Marcio Santos

As IT professional, Marcio is an experienced Project Manager, Business Analyst and Professor with experience in different industries and multicultural projects. He holds PMP credentials since 2007, SAP since 2009 and his academic background includes a specialization in IT, a MSc in Logistics and a MBA in executive management in Audencia, Nantes. He has a continuous value delivery approach and currently works for Shell as a senior IT Business Analyst.

Marcio has a non-linear academic background (it involves Electricity, Engineering, Biology, Ecology, Logistics, Information Technology and Executive Management). So he is able to connect topics involving different areas and together with that, the discipline for a continuous learning approach were the main drives that made Marcio to volunteer to the Member Journalist opportunity in the chapter.

Marcio is Brazilian and Portuguese, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has two kids and his hobbies includes playing tennis, football, sailing, running and nature.

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

 

Tunahan Kirabali May 2020

Tunahan Kirabali

Tunahan is originally from Turkey and has been living in Switzerland since 2014. He came to Switzerland for his master's studies at EPFL and currently he is a PhD student at University Zurich working on Alzheimer’s disease.


Tunahan is currently in a career transition phase. After finishing his studies in a couple of months, he is hoping to continue his career in consulting. Tunahan joined the Swiss chapter and started to read about project management to increase the efficiency of scientific collaborations and inter-disciplinary, multi-center projects in academia.

Recently Tunahan got his CAPM certification from PMI and now looking forward to applying this knowledge in real-life projects, improving himself further and acquiring PMP certification in the following years.


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

Alexander Weidmann May 2020

Alexander Weidmann

Alexander is an aviation specialist with 36 years of experience in developing business improvement programs and intricate just-in-time procedures for large scale airport service operations.
The portfolios he has managed in 75 countries range from lean process re-engineering, over multi units business start-ups, to development and execution of turn around programs for companies over 1000 employees.

Alexander is now freelancing as a Senior Consultant for customer service-related projects and organizations.

His motivation for joining the Swiss chapter is to get to know fellow managers that are also eager to explore and share best practices and to seek new opportunities for projects in Switzerland or abroad.

In his free time, Alexander enjoys mountain biking, trekking and scuba diving.

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

 

Mervyn DSouza April 2020

Mervyn DSouza

Mervyn is working as Global IT Service Owner & Project Manager and is having 18 years of corporate experience delivering IT solutions and projects across multiple business areas of Sales, Demand Planning, Marketing, Purchasing, Logistics, Finance, and Cost Controlling.


Besides his keen interest in Project Management, Mervyn is a specialist in SAP solution designing and is certified in all their ERP Supply Chain modules, he has been part of multiple SAP Implementation and Roll-Out projects. He believes that Projects are one of the most important value generators for an organization and is passionate about continuously improving his skills and knowledge in Project management.


Since passing his PMP Certification last year he has been keen to join the PMI Swiss chapter to be a part of a community of Project management enthusiast and to find opportunities for sharing knowledge, experience and the latest trends.


Mervyn has been based in Geneva since 2008 and loves the beautiful landscape of Switzerland, he is an avid sports enthusiast and is a keen follower of Tennis and Football.


You can learn more about Mervyn by visiting his LinkedIn Profile

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