Members Introduction

Zoe Lawson

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Zoe is a British national who has lived in Switzerland for the past 6 years. She has a Ph.D. in biological chemistry and an MBA. She is also a PRINCE2 certified Project Manager and a Chartered Manager. In addition to Switzerland and the UK, she has also lived and worked in France, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Zoe has worked in a variety of science-business roles, with a focus on technology transfer and innovation management. She is particularly interested in technology transfer for international development and in better understanding how new inventions can help solve fundamental issues relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Her last position was as a Knowledge Transfer Manager at CERN, which involved transferring innovations and new technologies beyond high-energy physics into the wider world for societal benefit. She was the sector specialist for chemistry and biological sciences.

After joining the PMI, becoming a member of the Swiss chapter was a natural choice for Zoe! She would like to get the most out of her membership by attending local events, meeting new people and perhaps helping out where her skills might be useful.

As an alpine skier, living here in Switzerland is a paradise for Zoe, but it isn’t quite so good for scuba diving, however, which she also loves. She is also a volunteer business consultant for Grow Movement, an organization that assists entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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

Elaine O Brien

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Elaine is originally from Ireland and has been living in Zurich for nearly 6 years. Her background is in regulatory consulting and economics. Elaine is working for Swiss Re in Zurich and currently managing the strategy and operations for the Middle East & Africa region. She works primarily on the projects for implementation of strategic initiatives and organisational transformation. She joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to attend some events and meet fellow project managers. Outside of work She love to travel, cycle and run… sometimes even combining all three.

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

George Popescu

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

George is a Senior in IT Audit at Deloitte. He holds a PhD degree from EPFL in Computer Science. He joined PMI Swiss Chapter with the desire to learn about best project management practices. George is a passionate tennis player and cyclist.

You can learn more about George by visiting his LinkedIn page

Rhafael Moretti

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Rhafael is a Brazilian and Italian who is living in Switzerland with his family in the last 1,5 years. He has also spent some years in France and Canada. In Brazil he was working as a project manager for big utility projects, high voltage lines and substations. Today he is managing projects for high voltage solutions for trains with companies like Alstom, Siemens, Bombardier, Hyundai, Hitachi and others. In May 2018, he was promoted as business unit manager.

In his spare time, he enjoys kite surfing and soccer.

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

Jakub Wilkos

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Jakub has a wide experience in Project Management beginning from the world of start-ups to well established NGO’s and from IT to business project management. In his worlds “he stays agile!”
Currently Jakub is managing projects and operations in the global network of Orthopaedic professionals. He works on projects related to the business side of Salesforce CRM and some continuous improvement of Marketing/Operations processes.
Being keen on leadership and getting-things-done no matter-what approach, risk and change management are his favorite parts of a project. He especially likes to manage expectations, tensions and conflicts between stakeholders.

He joined PMI to network with other project managers.

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

Pascal Cornuez

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Pascal is a certified PMI-RMP. He has several years of experience in a Project Management Office in an international corporate in large construction projects for the Energy business. Two years ago, Pascal decided to go into the consulting business to step out of the comfort zone of the "known" industry and focus on his Project Management and Risk Management skills while discovering other industries.
He has recently joined the PMI chapter in Switzerland to have contact with PMs from other industries and exchange about experiences and best practices. He also wishes to exchange about the way risk is managed and how this can be improved in different organisations.

In his free time, Pascal enjoys his family, travelling, diving and photography.