PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

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:

Georges Moussa January 2021

Georges MOUSSA

Georges is specialized in the Medical Device industry where he has been working as an Industrial Project manager since 2018 @Cellprothera - a biotech company specialized in Heart Regeneration using Stem Cells.

George has been managing projects since 2014 and this year he earned the PMP certification and lately, he got a promotion to become the PMO. Georges lives near Basel City at the border with France.

He is excited to be a member in the swiss chapter and meet other PMP managers to exchange our experience and discuss new ways to manage projects specially in the Pharma and Medical Device sectors.

In his free time, Georges likes cooking so much. Every weekend, he cooks new recipes and post them on his special Instagram profile. @by.jorje (IG".

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

Ju Yang January 2021

Ju Yang

Ms Ju Yang is Technical Officer, Continuous Business Improvement at the WHO Health Emergencies Programme based in Geneva, Switzerland.


She is an international professional with about 20-year experience in Canada, China (Mainland and Hong Kong) and Switzerland, mainly with non-profit UN organizations. Her experience lies in the areas of programme management, continuous improvement, SOP development and training, monitoring and evaluation, as well as data management and analysis. In addition, her duties consisted of IT system development and implementation, coordination of large-scale international reporting and review meetings. She has been applying these skills within the context of non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, vaccination, disaster management as well as emergency preparedness and response.

Ms Yang has post-graduate educational qualifications in Management Information Systems, Statistics, Public Health, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Leadership. She is PMP, Prince2 and Scrum Master certified. She speaks Mandarin Chinese (native), English (C2, 2016), French (B2, 2016) and German (B2, 2020). She is also a Certified Coach, with ACC credential from International Coach Federation (ICF), focusing on career development, life transition and work-life balance.

She joined the PMI Switzerland Chapter to know more like-minded people and contribute to the industry practice, especially from the perspective.

You can learn more about Ms. Yang by visiting her LinkedIn profile.

Florian Zbinden January 2021

Florian Zbinden

Florian is 37 years old and a chemical engineer by background. He has been working in the biotech and chemical industry in Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Having experience in process development, production and projects in both chemistry and IT fields, he is now working in a biotech company, leading IT projects related to the laboratories and the production of hemophilia-related products for CSL Behring.


Florian is a certified PMP (since September this year) as well as a PRINCE2 & AgilePM Practitioner. He expects to learn from his peers through the Swiss chapter and to engage in interesting discussions.


In his free time, Florian goes skiing, rides his mountain bike and spends time with his family.


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

 

Raphael Branger December 2020

Raphael Branger

Raphael is a pioneer in adapting agile and requirement engineering methods in the context of data and analytics projects. He works as a Principal Consultant Data & Analytics at IT-Logix in Switzerland with more than eighteen years of experience in business intelligence and data warehousing.


Raphael is helping organisations to plan and build what's needed for their data & analytics requirements. He is a strategist, architect, requirements engineer, agile coach but also a developer hence providing a holistic view on the projects he is involved with. He started his career with creating reports and moved on to system engineering for business intelligence platforms. He learned to build new data warehouses from scratch and how to optimize this process following an agile process as well as data warehouse automation. His projects led him from small data to big data to smart data, from simple dashboards to sophisticated data science models.


Raphael holds a master’s degree in information management of the University of Fribourg – Switzerland. In 2017 he became a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner. He is an active contributor to the community in associations like IBCS, TDWI and SwissVR. He is looking forward to contributing to PMI as well.


You can learn more about Raphael by visiting his LinkedIn profile: