Member Profiles

Members Introduction

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

Dmitry Gudkov - April 2020

Dmitry Gudkov

Dmitry started his career as a mechanical engineer in 2006 after graduating from Moscow State Technical University. In 2008 he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to contribute to the international accelerator project at CERN.

Along with developing his engineering skills by working within international and interdisciplinary teams, and moving from one successfully finished project to another, Dmitry started getting project management tasks from his management to yield more benefits to the organization.

Beginning in 2014, he started spending more than half of his working time on project management activities, as well as taking project management classes, which led to obtaining PMP certification in 2019. Now, Dmitry is driving an international scientific instrumentation project with parties located in different countries in Europe and Asia. In this matter, he keeps applying his engineering, project management, and multilingual skills towards successful project completion.

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


Paula Martinez Urios - April 2020

Paula Martínez Urios

Paula is a member of the Project Office of the High Luminosity-LHC project at CERN since August 2017. She implements Earned Value Management throughout several Work Packages, from Civil Engineering to Cryogenics. Within an agile environment, her team helps to develop the EVM tool used at CERN, which now allows the traceability of changes regarding their origin: scope or cost, and an Estimate At Completion follow-up. She enjoys taking part in the generation of new ideas to improve the re-baselining exercise and to coordinate with other groups to optimize processes such as accruals.

As of January 1st 2020, Paula started a new position in one of the Work Packages of the project, the Inner Triplet String, this consisting in the surface test of a chain of components that will later go in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel, such as superconducting magnets. Her PMP certification will help to successfully manage this complex project that deals with state-of-the-art components coming from several other groups, integrating them into a whole of great importance for the future of the famous LHC.

The PMP was the last achievement of a 2019 full of goals, when Paula joined the Olympic distance challenge at the “Triathlon de Genève”, tried out trail running within a 2-people relay with the classic “Lausanne-Genève par le Jura” race, and finally crossed the Thorong-La Pass (5,416 m) in the Nepalese Himalayas. 2020 will be the year to apply the gained knowledge in the new challenging position, but also to smaller personal projects to achieve better and more!

Paula enjoys exchanging PM ideas and is looking forward to meet other inspirational and self-started members of the PMI Switzerland chapter. She can already announce that several talks and trainings on EVM will happen at CERN in 2020.

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

Felix Jimenez - March 2020

Felix Jimenez

Felix is an international traveler who has worked in 4 different countries and with people from all over the world. He started his career in IT as a part time programmer while his university studies. Felix work has evolved with himself as a person by analyzing, learning, improving and changing. Felix is always looking to new areas where he could expand. This soon took him from the IT world into the Supply Chain Processes world. His last role as Business Analytics Manager helps Alcon Operating Committee to see what data is telling them in order to focus our company's energy.

After 30 years of working experience Felix thinks it is the time to share with other colleges experiences that can be of help and at the same time can help him to know what project management means nowadays. To relax, Felix has discovered the world of mandalas.

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

Daniele Rocca - March 2020

Daniele Rocca

Daniele is 35 years old and work for abaQon - a young, dynamic and modern consulting boutique, where they live and breathe at the heart of the financial services industry. In his role as associate partner Daniele drives strategic IT / Business initiatives, lead transformation programs, manage process improvement projects and act as key account manager for some of their customers.

Daniele joined the Swiss chapter to get in contact with interesting people, exciting topics, exclusive project insights and to share his experience with open minded people.

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

Thierry Le Gall - February 2020

Thierry Le Gall

Thierry is a freshly new PMP although he has more than 20 years of experience in project management.

French, Canadian and soon to be Swiss, Thierry has spent his entire career in the air transport industry (airlines, airports, ANSP): 27 years at SITA and now at Geneva airport as a project manager.

Thierry has a solid experience in technical (software development, systems design), marketing (product management), program management, consulting and business development. During his 2 years at the SITA Lab, he discovered the field of Artificial Intelligence, which is a subject he follows with great interest. Thierry recently passed the PMP test to become a better project manager.

Thierry has lived in different cities: Montreal (CAN), Brest-Lille-Bordeaux-Paris (FRA) and now Gland (since 2000). His hobbies include sports (football, basketball, skiing, hockey), photography, food and wine. Thierry volunteers at BBC Gland (basketball) as Vice President.

You can learn more about Thierry by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Louis Ghaleb - February 2020

Louis Ghaleb

Louis is a senior manager with BearingPoint Geneva. He is helping his clients from the financial services and commodity industries in their transformation. He recently created a bank in Saudi Arabia for Credit Suisse and a centralized tax solution to compute VAT across 24 countries for Swiss Re.

Louis is a chartered accountant and a CFA charter holder.

You can learn more about Louis by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Charalampos Kostaras - February 2020

Charalampos Kostaras

Haris is a Digital Transformation Specialist with 12 years of experience in research, development and design applications focused on web technologies. His current position in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, as Organisational Development Specialist is giving him the opportunity to collaborate with more than 11,000 clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals, which are dedicated to improving the health of people affected by allergic diseases.
Haris spend his early years in Athens, Greece and now living in Zurich the last 4 years. His hobbies are reading tech blogs, cinema lover, enjoy short walks in the nature with his beautiful wife and in a daily basis spending little bit of time with his OnePlus device.
His long-term goal is to establish again a creative team of Full stack developers and Marketing managers which they will be able to offer any kind of digital services in small businesses. Haris was doing that successfully back in Greece for more than 10 years and he is planning to do that again. This is one of his reasons joining the Swiss chapter, as Haris believe this will help him to reach his goal, by giving him the opportunity to meet creative professionals which love their work and which want to implement and deliver customized/complicated services and solutions to future clients. Not forget, that through the process friendships will be made which Haris is really looking forward to.

You can learn more about Haris by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Miguel Hurtado Gallego - January 2020

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Miguel is originally from Madrid, Spain but he lives in Switzerland since 2012. He is a project engineer mechanical with wide experience in Oil & Gas Sector, PET polymers plants and Milling Plants. Miguel previously worked in Bühler and actually He is employed in Alten.

Miguel is very interested in the PMI Switzerland chapter and he is preparing for CAPM exam to pass it in the following months.

During his free time Miguel enjoys taking pictures with his Analog Cameras, happy about analog film is still alive and very healthy .

Miguel is looking forward to contacting Swiss Chapter members and sharing knowledge.

You can learn more about Miguel by visiting his LinkedIn profile