PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Ayham Zaza March 2021

Ayham Zaza

An enthusiastic scientist and an inquisitive engineer with special experience in handling multi-disciplinary projects! Passionate about creating ideas and executing them. Ready to tailor my rare cocktail of knowledge to grow as a professional and to innovate.

Ayham is currently joining a leading biotech company as a Senior Machine Learning/Image Processing Engineer. Before that, he was a Postdoc researcher and an active member of the German Liver Systems Medicine Network (LiSyM) where he deployed his skills and knowledge in (Artificial Intelligence, Medical Image Analysis and High-Performance Computing) in contributing to making future personalized medications and studying various liver diseases.
In addition to (PMP)®, Ayham obtained many certificates with more than 30+ practical projects in: Self-Driving Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Biology and Programming.

While working towards obtaining his Ph.D. in Computer Science, he simulated a high-Performance CUDA based parallel 3D black-water oil reservoir model that mimics fluid flow and mass transfer in porous media. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics and a BSc. in Computer Engineering.

In his free time, Ayham gets lost in a good book. He enjoys discussing deep & challenging topics. He has interests in Art & calligraphy; likes playing chess and exploring distant lands.

You can learn more about Ayham by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Xinyu Yan March 2021

Xinyu Yan

Xinyu Yan is a member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, and she recently gained her PMP certification in Switzerland. Xinyu works in the development sector with over three years of experience in sustainable development, youth employment and social inclusion. Xinyu is passionate about contributing to more inclusive and sustainable development through partnerships and social innovation.

Currently, Xinyu is a Technical Officer at the International Labour Organization, leading and supporting projects on catalyzing partnerships and knowledge management in youth employment. Her specialized areas including IT project management, stakeholder engagement and coordination in the context of development cooperation. Xinyu has experience in working with the private sector, United Nations organizations, the non-for-profit sector and governments. Her career goal is to bring in more innovation to the work of the organization to improve efficiency and agility of the technical cooperation.

Xinyu is grateful for being a member of the Swiss chapter, for the opportunity to be part of the professional community, to gain cross-cutting knowledge in project management and to learn from experts in the field.

Living in Geneva, Xinyu enjoys hiking, doing yoga and meeting people from various cultures and backgrounds. She is also keen on volunteering and giving back to the community.

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

 

Guillaume Saouli March 2021

Guillaume Saouli

Guillaume Saouli, a freshly re-certified PMP, is a veteran member of PMI (since 2001) , he passed his PMP initially in 2007. He is also a certified MSP practitioner, and a certified agilist (scrum master, product owner, leader, as well as in scaled/nexus implementations). He studied CS Engineering at EPFL and complemented his technical acumen by attending BSL's MBA program in Global Management.
Guillaume's professional career path has led him very early on to assume project leadership positions, combining innovation, cybersecurity and digital transformation. He has worked both nationally and internationally holding leadership positions, he was program director/manager for organizations such as Credit Suisse/HCL, ING, BNP-Fortis, Etat de Genève. BCGe, HSBC, Deutsche Telekom, and Blu Telecom, to name a few.

Over the past 3 decades, Guillaume also ventured in the realm of innovative startups, fintech, wearable tech, ISP, cybersecurity. His keen interest for project management and innovation was recognized in 2010 with the innovation price of PMI Switzerland/Société Suisse de Management de Projet (SMP). He is currently transitioning to a role of Senior Managing Partner of a Cybersecurity Practice.
He was an active volunteer within PMI as of 2006. First as a director within the PMI Risk SIG, then as core member of the Virtual Communities Advisory Group from 2007 until 2011. In the past, he has also organized on a volunteer basis PMP preparation study groups both in Switzerland, as well as in Belgium.

He is looking forward to engaging once again with the PM community of Switzerland and globally.

Shalini Krishnan February 2021

Shalini Krishnan

Shalini has been working in international sport management for the past 6 years, in Canada, Namibia and Switzerland. She holds an International Master's in the Management, Law and Humanities of Sport (FIFA Master) and is actively looking for a new role. She joined the Swiss Chapter to meet more people in Switzerland with similar interests

Shalini decided to complete the PMP certification in 2020 to strengthen her knowledge of the specificities of project management. She moved to Switzerland in 2017 and is enjoying the beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures available throughout the country. Shalini is a keen football player and tap dancer

You can learn more about Shalini by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Vorasith Khieu February 2021

vorasith khieu

Vorasith has been working in financial industry focused in Business and Project Management, FinTech, Funds Operations, Trust management, Financial Control and Reporting for more than 15 years in France, Netherlands and then headed Global Long/Short Equity Funds’ Trading & Operations in two Hedge Funds based in Geneva, Switzerland.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management & Administration with major in Business Project Management and obtained the Oxford Fintech Certificate.

He is currently working as Director for Union Bancaire Privée S.A. (www.ubp.com) in COO Funds Division managing projects related to Client Reporting. He is also co-founder of Confluences Consulting Asia (www.confluences.com.kh ), incubating dozens of startups and providing accommodation and support for European companies in the ASEAN region. He has been engaged with digital transformation projects related to Blockchain technology, Trade Finance and Commodities Trading solutions including an ICO with an emission of a crypto-currency.

On Philanthropy side, he has been appointed Social Media Coordinator and Board Member at Impact Switzerland (www.impactswitzerland.ch), based in Geneva, an NGO resulting of the genesis of a unique partnership between WHO, UNICEF and UNDP and also volunteering in the Kamboo Project (kamboo-project.ngo) based in Zurich.

Early 2020, he has been appointed as Economic Diplomacy Advisor for the Cambodia Embassy in Switzerland (www.cambodiaembassy.ch) to contribute to advancement of economic relationship between the Kingdom of Cambodia and Swiss Confederation.

As former France’s Karate-Do Vice Champion he keeps the same spirit by taking up challenges with self-confidence and self-control, pushing himself to the limit. He is fluent in French and English with a basic knowledge of Khmer. His favorite quote is “Investment in knowledge pays the best interest” and he is always keen to learn new things as long as it’s positive.

After obtaining his PMP qualification to improve his skills in project management he joined the Swiss PMI Chapter to connect and exchange with people having same interests, especially in making life easier in a fast paced digital world and/or by connecting Western countries with Asia.

You can learn more about Vorasith by visiting his LinkedIn profile 

Mabel Lee February 2021

mabel lee

Mabel was working as a Consultant at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) till yearend 2020.  

She holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University in USA for Public Administrations and also owns a PMP credential. Her main working domain is Project Management / Finance / Business Intelligence / Public Goods and Services. 

Mabel is delighted to join the Swiss family of project management. She has a strong background in Finance gained mainly from major international banks and global commodities companies.  Mabel has also strong reporting background in particular with Business Intelligence tools like Tableau.  Mabel is currently available to offer her skills to both private and public sectors.  She looks forward to any openings that can use her competences.  Rich in professional experience equally on risk management, international trade, data & reporting, Mabel hopes she can get to know many of chapter members and explore potential mutual benefits through constructive collaborations.  Mabel speak English, French, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese) and currently based in Geneva.

 

Laura Convertini February 2021

Laura Convertini

Laura is a project manager with 12 years of HR experience in multinational environments.

She works as Digital HR Transformation Responsible at Groupe Mutuel and leads development projects within Digital HR such as HRIS implementation, process automation and data analytics. She drives and secures harmonization and standardization together with process owners by developing best practice expertise to ensure ongoing development of service delivery models and concepts, but also high-quality end-user experience.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Public Management and is PMP certified since July 2019. Her motivation to join the Swiss Chapter is to share knowledge and best practices in project management, meet inspiring people and learn from their insight.

In her free time, Laura likes practicing sophrology, yoga and spending time with her family.

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

Rahul Banik January 2021

Rahul Banik

Dr. Rahul Banik has a PhD in mechanical engineering and PMI certified PMP (Project Management Professional) having more than 14 years of research & development experience in leading high end motion system & related component industries. With a successful background in leading diverse cross functional teams, he is more than capable of realizing deliverables within the planned budget & time ensuring business benefits to stakeholders.

Dr. Rahul Banik has been living and working in Switzerland since December 2015. He works as a research and development engineer at ETEL SA Switzerland in the system application group (R&D). His main job function is mechatronics System Engineering and technical development lead. Before, Rahul worked at VDL ETG Netherlands and at Soonhan Engineering, South Korea also as technical development lead.

Rahul is now actively looking for new challenges as Technical Project Manager.

Rahul joined the Swiss Chapter to connect with people having same interest and to exchange knowledge with others.

You can learn more about Rahul by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Dr. Michaela Told January 2021

MICHAELA TOLD

Michaela Told is the Co-Founder of HumanImpact5-HI5 LLC, a women-led consulting firm established in March 2020. Michaela currently works with international organizations, private sector, and NGOs to link practice to policy, to support organizational change processes and to develop strategic engagement and partnership plans. Her specialization is around governance and diplomacy in global health, migration and development. She also offers online and onsite executive trainings in these areas.

Prior to creating HI5, Michaela has been co-establishing and managing the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for about 10 years. Earlier in her carrier, she worked for more than 15 years with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in various project and programme management positions, from leading operations in the field to heading a department at HQ level.

She obtained the PMP in September 2020 to update her practical experience in project management and hopes to engage with other project managers across Switzerland.

Being Austrian national, albeit having a close relationship to Switzerland since the beginnings of her professional life, she loves theatre, music, skiing, and outdoor sports in general. She is also a passionate psychodramatist, believing in the power to act on stage to experience change in real life.

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

Monika Uscimiak January 2021

monika uscimiak

Monika is a Project Manager with a strong background in Finance, specialized in the banking industry. During the last 10 years of her professional experience she has worked for the biggest investment banks across Europe. She was mainly responsible for the change management, projects bringing an efficiency increase due to process improvement as well as regulatory requirements projects.

Monika is keen to work in dynamic, multicultural environments, which require open minded approach, problem solving and organizational skills.

She has passed her PMP exam this year and is looking to connect to project management professionals in Switzerland to exchange experiences and develop by learning from each other.

Outside work she is a passionate climber, snowboarder and kite surfer.

You can learn more about Monika by visiting her LinkedIn profile: