PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Ngum Meh Zang March 2019

Ngum Meh Zang

Ngum Meh Zang is an English and French Speaking Information Systems Management Professional with over 8 years of working experiences in Information Systems and Project Management in the Child Protection, WASH, Health, Education & Technology for Development (T4D) Sectors/Clusters.


He presently works as an Information Manager at the HQ of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked for Unicef, a World Bank project and Tech companies.

He is PMP, CRISC and ITIL Certified. He additionally holds a Bachelor's degree in the Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management at the University of Salford, UK.

He has joined the Swiss chapter in order to network with, learn from and share experiences with Project Management professionals in Switzerland. He is also preparing for an eventual transition from the UN System to the Corporate world.

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

Edouard Boulanger March 2019

Edouard Boulanger

Edouard is a mechanical engineer and PMP certified project manager who moved to Switzerland end of 2018. He is currently the deputy general manager at Freeride World Tour where he coordinates a 50-people team from all regions and cultures, as well as being responsible for the Japanese subsidiary.


In his professional carrier Edouard hold several positions from Lean Manufacturing to performance test engineering of tyres or from Innovation and Development to Executive Advisory of Coffee appliances.


In his private life, Edouard enjoys golf, rowing, biking, triathlon and motorsports in which he covered more than 50 cross-country rallies and has several awards in international challenges. He is married and father of two daughters.


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

Margaret Braun February 2019

Margaret Braun

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Margaret moved to Switzerland in 2006 and since 2007, worked as an IT Product Manager for IMTF SA, a Swiss RegTech software development company.
Margaret is currently involved in projects related to business process re-engineering and managing software development life-cycles (SDLC) for digital enterprise content management and workflow applications for the finance sector.

In 2018, to learn new skills, challenge herself and validate her experience, Margaret studied for the PMP 6th Edition certification and passed in November 2018.

Although time consuming, she really enjoyed the course work, studying and sense of achievement from passing. According to Margaret, It is good to have the theoretical knowledge and qualification to fall back on and she joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to keep learning and to share knowledge.

Personally, Margaret enjoys anything to do with the arts, nature and being in the outdoors. For the past ten years she has run a monthly Movie Group where members meet for a quick meal then watch a movie together.

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

Dimitris Varmazis February 2019

Dimitris Varmazis

Dimitris moved to Switzerland from Greece last year and it was only natural for him to join the Swiss Chapter. Dimitris is a certified PMP professional since 2017 and his main interest is Project Management of ERP Implementations. Dimitris was previously working in SAP environments and currently with Microsoft D365 systems.

He enjoys spending time with his family and likes to do sports such as running and swimming. Dimitris currently resides in Geneva, enjoys Switzerland very much and Greece is still his favorite country for summer holidays.

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

Simon Peak February 2019

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.

 

Agathe Bolli December 2018

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 December 2018

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 December 2018

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 December 2018

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 December 2018

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.

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