Members Introduction

Simon Peak

Simon is a trained aircraft engineer from the UK, who is now an experienced project and account manager within the aviation and space engineering sectors.

He is currently based in Zurich and has previously lived in Basel and Geneva.

An exploratory personality, Simon enjoys the mountains and outdoor sports such as snowboarding and hiking. In addition, he is a keen scuba diver and has a passion for travelling.
He passed his PMP certification in 2017 and joined our Chapter, moved by the desire to be exposed to the local community of project managers and gain opportunities for networking and personal development, from an educational and a social perspective.

Simon will attend events mostly in Zurich and Basel.

You can find more about Simon by visiting his LinkedIn profile.

 

Giandomenico Barone

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Nico is a Program Manager and Service Manager with 20 years’ experience in leading business and technology projects in service providers and large corporate environments for sales, supply chain, and services organizations.
He started his career in Italy and has been working for the last 17 years for Cisco, 11 years in Belgium and 6 years in Switzerland where he is currently focusing on delivering technology based transformational services to Swiss based multinational customers.
Nico truly believes that the PMI Swiss chapter is the right place to interact with other very experienced professionals and learn from each other.

He loves mountains and water, being grown up on lake Como the Leman lake is the perfect place for Nico. In summer he enjoys sailing and mountain biking and in winter skiing.

You can learn more about Nico by visiting his LinkedIn page.

Agathe Bolli

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Agathe was working at UBS in sustainable investing, covering different stages of the product/advisory life cycle for the past 17 years. Next to her “official” roles in research or advisory, Agathe always managed smaller projects on the side, driven by the need to have data, tools and standards available to be able to push sustainable investing within the bank and offer clients a professional service. Doing the PMP certification has provided her with a better theoretical basis for how to approach projects and joining the Swiss Chapter surely will offer good opportunities for networking and sharing experiences.


After a little break, spending a bit more time with her family and following through with some “bucket list” goals like running a marathon (though her favorite sports remains cross country skiing), Agathe is now keen to apply her knowledge in sustainability/sustainable investing and project management in her next job.


You can learn more about Agathe by visiting her LinkedIn page.

Manuel Vögtli

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Manuel is a Dipl.-Ing. Aerospace Engineering & PMP with 10+ years of experience in the power and aviation industry, where he leads teams in programs, large engineering- and knowledge-transfer-projects. He is currently working as a Program Manager in the Aviation sector.


Manuel is a private pilot and enjoy sports in his free time.


He has joined the Swiss chapter for accessing a great local network of project managers, to exchanging know-how and staying updated on the latest developments in project management.


You can learn more about Manuel by visiting his LinkedIn page

Valeria La Cioppa

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Valeria is an Italian aerospace engineer and project manager, with experience in defence industry She had moved to Switzerland a few months ago with her family (her husband and two kids) and ready to start a new professional path in the Swiss job-market. That is also why she values the Swiss chapter where networking is powerful and instructive.

Valeria likes jogging, cooking and reading in her free time.

You can learn more about Valeria by visiting her LinkedIn page.

Staffan Jönsson

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Staffan is Swedish by origin but have lived in Switzerland for over 25 years now. He has been in the Swiss Chapter of PMI before, and even arranged a PMI event at Alstom's factory in Birr, but that was a long time ago. Just recently, Staffan started his own company, Odin Projects GmbH, a consulting firm focused on Project Management. He has 30 years of experience in the chemical, energy industries, where he has done everything from R&D projects to full turnkey Power Plants globally. His focus is on the strategic part of project management, the Project Management Office role. Staffan is motivated by teamwork and a sustainable future, and had a wonderful volunteering experience this summer with Global Himalayan Expedition, powering a remote Himalayan village with solar micro grids.

In his spare time Staffan likes to be outdoors, hiking, biking or skiing, and spend time with friends and family, enjoying good food and a glass of wine.

You can learn more about Staffan by visiting his LinkedIn page

Joaquim Creus Prats

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Joaquim is originally from Barcelona. He has been working in Switzerland for 3 years after taking position as Integration leader for the DUNE prototype cryogenics at CERN. He previously led a Japanese-Spanish team to develop a magnetic drive vial loading system for industrial freeze driers. Joaquim previously contributed to the engineering efforts to build bespoke thermal vacuum chambers used in the spacecraft parts qualification process. At University he took a Mechanical Engineering Master, achieving to coordinate the student society 2011 Solar Endeavour UPC project that broke the Spanish record for solar drone flight endurance.

After joining the PMI, he decided to take part in the Swiss chapter to continue learning and expand his network in the Zurich Area, where he is looking for new opportunities for 2019. Still an engineering nut, he is a finance enthusiast being President of CERN Finance Club. Joaquim is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and Catalan.

Joaquim enjoys browsing through map.geo.admin.ch planning the exploration of the Swiss Alps both in summer and winter.

You can learn more about Joaquim by visiting his LinkedIn page.

Marco Crescenzi

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Marco is specialized in the aeronautical industry.
In his private time, Marco is a marathon runner, plays the piano and likes reading essays and good books.
Marco joined the Swiss chapter because he believes sharing knowledge and experiences is the faster way to grew as professionals. Furthermore, networking and communities to him are real engines of countries development.

You can learn more about Marco by visiting his LinkedIn page.

Thomas Geiger

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Thomas is working in Banking and Asset/ Wealth Management for Banks and several consulting companies for almost 31 years where in the last 15 years he worked in the role of Program or Project Lead for mid- and large sized programs/ projects. He was working for 6 months in Asia (mainly Tokyo at HQ of NTT DATA) and thereby felt in love with Japanese precision and reliability.


Thomas is working for NTT DATA Switzerland as Head of Consulting Service. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of national and international customer relations. His passion for IT is shown in the definition and care of the consulting portfolio as well as in the business development processes of innovative topics.

Method wise Thomas was oriented to IPMA (Level B – Senior Project Manager) and he wanted to know more about the PMI method and would like to exchange with colleagues about using different methods/ tools, therefore he joined the PMI Swiss Chapter.

Thomas is a football fan for Bayern Munich and Grashoppers and plays tennis for more than 40 years. He is a passionate American football fan since he was playing as Quaterback in an amateur team.

Thomas loves to travel around especially within Switzerland and the rest of Europe.

You can learn more about Thomas by visiting his LinkedIn page.

Matthew Trustram

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Matthew came to project management via arts broadcasting where he manages virtual teams to produce international co-productions of live TV events. He joined the PMI Swiss chapter upon obtaining the PMI certification in 2018 to network and share best practice with others in related fields. Outside of work he enjoys doing whatever his two small children tell him to.


You can learn more about Matthew by visiting his LinkedIn page