Members Introduction

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 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

Patrick Boegli

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

Patrick is a Swiss living near Zurich. His jobs were mainly in automotive, aero motive and energy industries (doing plant engineering & construction), where he started as a field service engineer. Later on Patrick became a project manager in those areas in several Swiss based companies. He had a lot of business trips and stayed for huge projects also over months in big cities such as New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tokyo, Shanghai and many more. The highlight of this period was living and working for nearly two years in Singapore.
Since almost two years Patrick have moved from plant engineering & construction into ICT business. First started as a project manager and shortly after became the departments head as "Head of Project Management" for software and hardware projects in public railways section.
His hobbies are sports in general, traveling and being a fire fighter in the local fire brigade.

Since Patrick is already IPMA certified, by joining PMI he wanted to know more about other PM methodologies. Having found PMI and started studying about it, he was amazed about the methods and thought let’s give it a try. Now Patrick would like to use this powerful network to learn more and widening his background as head of project management.

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