PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Leo Dijkhuizen April 2019

Leo Dijkhuizen

Originally from the Netherlands Leo moved to the Basel area in June 2017. Leo is as a seasoned Program- and Project Manager with more than 25 years Program-/Project Management and Consultancy experience in larger and complex business projects from inception to launch. With direct experience in global SAP ERP projects, projects under CSV, Post Merger business and IT- integration projects.

Leo has broad experience in Pharma, Life Sciences and Chemicals industry and managing PMO’s and he is appreciated for turning around projects and make them successful. Leo enjoys helping and coaching other project managers and business managers involvement in projects.

Leo’s delivered many global projects all over the world and lived in Holland, US, Switzerland and now just across the border in Germany.

In his free time, Leo likes to spend time with his family and be outdoors enjoying mountain biking, running and hiking. Leo is interested in new technologies and learning himself Python programming language. Just for fun!

In his own words: “Leo is doing now what he should have done years ago; get himself PMP certified.”

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

Amélie Salin April 2019

Amélie Salin

Amelie is a newly certified PMP community member, based in Geneva. She spent 17 years in business operations managing teams and running projects in various industries and multiple countries across Latin America and Africa, where she lived for 8 years working for multinational companies, before relocating to Geneva in 2016.

For quite some time she was willing to structure and formalize her project management skills and methodology and eventually add value to her profile, but found it challenging between business travel and family life.
But as life’s unexpected events are always a good reason to take a step back and think different, when her last role ended for economic reasons in October 2018, she immediately took this opportunity to dedicate herself to preparing for the PMP certification, while defining her next career step … And let’s be honest, also finally enjoying the benefits of living at the feet of the Jura mountains.

Certified in February, she is now actively looking for her next role in the Geneva market and participating to all kinds of networking events, workshops and development opportunities to increase her chances for success. This is also why she decided to join the PMI Switzerland chapter.

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