Member Profiles

Members Introduction

Luca Casciola - May 2022

Luca Casciola

Luca is an aerospace engineer coordinating research projects in the civil aviation industry across Europe, with a focus on integrating state of art IT technologies into existing aviation standards.
He is planning to obtain CAPM certificate by end 2022 and thanks to that he is planning to expand its portfolio of research projects.

He has joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to connect with other people driving the change in Switzerland, and to create business opportunities for the community and for local industry.

In his free time Luca loves playing with RC models and he fosters educational programmes for kids in the Zurich area.

You can learn more about Luca by visiting his LinkedIn profile




Can Izgi - May 2022

Can Izgi

Can Izgi is an instructor in the company STS (Sauter Training & Simulation), which is located in Lausanne.

He has been teaching Project Management courses (including Agile approach) since 2005. Before starting his teaching career, he was a Project Manager in Turkcell, which is a telecommunication and technology services provider. The main contractor of the company was Ericsson.

He holds an Authorized Training Partner Instructor certificate issued by PMI®. In addition, he holds the following certificates: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I).

He is one of the draft reviewers of the Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition. In addition, he is one of the reviewers of the drafts for the fifth, sixth and seventh editions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).

He has a BS degree and an MS degree both in Electrical Engineering. He enjoys playing the flute, origami and doing amateur performing arts.

You can learn more about Can by visiting his Linkedin profile.

Julie De Castro - April 2022


Julie has completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She has 18 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry specializing technical sales and project management.

Originally from the Philippines, she moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2005 and began her career in a chemical manufacturing company for oil drilling as QA/QC Technical Documentation Coordinator. As she is a people person, she followed her passion and went back to sales after two years in the laboratory. From then on, she works as generalizing specialist on areas such as technical sales, procurement, office management, business development and project management. To some, working on a multicultural environment could be challenging, but not for her. She’s enjoying working with various nationalities most of her career in and outside the U.A.E. such as United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Covid 19 made a positive impact to her personal development when she decided to study Project Management. In December 2021, she earned her Project Management Professional certification.

At the moment, she’s busy with her freelancing and consultancy jobs.

You can learn more about Julie by visiting her LinkedIn profile

Gaurav Kumar Garg - April 2022

Gaurav Kumar Garg

Gaurav is a Software Architect with more than 10 years of experience in a wide area of technology that include Digitalization, Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Distributed System, Data Storage, Embedded System, Open-Source Technology, Project Management, Managing different projects.

Gaurav is Advocating the Agile Principle in team and doing Scope Management, Schedule Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Resource Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management for various Complex IT Projects.

He gained holistic experience of various technologies with Project Management and project execution in India, Europe, USA with a diverse group of people. He loves traveling, music, new technology, and working with diverse groups of people.

He is a team player with strong leadership and good communication skills, maintains an optimistic attitude and a willingness to take responsibility and do more than expected.

As a new member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, he looks forward to gaining new experience and expanding his professional network through webinars and events.

During his free time, he likes playing music, walking, cooking, and watching documentaries.

Gaurav currently is member of PMI Germany Chapter and working as a volunteer in PMI GC IT project. He joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to participate in their activities, meet professionals, work with diverse groups of people and contribute to the Chapter’s work.

Gaurav is currently living in Switzerland.

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

Silvia Romeu Casals - April 2022

Silvia Romeu Casals

Silvia has over 15 years of professional experience in the Pharma industry where she has held many different roles in Project Management, Strategy, Operations and more recently in Change Management.

She is passionate about having an impact, simplifying, optimizing, getting things done and learning. She enjoys her work every day through new challenges and opportunities. Highly adaptable and resilient she founds the positive side of change and great opportunities in every situation.

Silvia comes from Barcelona, Spain, and lives in Basel since 2013 with her family.

As a new member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, she looks forward to gaining new knowledge and expanding her professional network. She is also member of the Barcelona Spanish Chapter of PMI.

Silvia loves music, plays piano and is an eager reader. She loves nature and is passionate about sustainability and doing all we can to save our planet.

You can learn more about Silvia visiting her LinkedIn profile.

Antonio Morisco - March 2022

Antonio Morisco

Antonio is working as Agile Project Manager at Swissquote bank, leading IT projects using cutting-edge technologies.
He has a technical background in computer science, and more than 15 years of experience in IT projects (8 out of them on project management), in several domains such as banking, finance and media.

Antonio fell in love with project management in 2012, and got his PMP certification one year later in 2013. Over the last 4 years Antonio has been learning and practicing agile methodologies in software development (mainly Scrum, Kanban) with co-located and remotely distributed teams. Antonio recently got the PSM certification as Scrum Master and now he focuses his attention on Agile@Scale frameworks.

Antonio is an Italian, English and French language speaker, and he joined the chapter to expand his professional network, participate in some events, and share the knowledge and experience with new colleagues, as he likes to do at his workplace.

Antonio loves snowboarding, and he is on duty for the second year as a volunteer firefighter in his village. It is like a second job, that allows Antonio to help people, and at the same time allows him to train in managing stress in difficult situations.

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

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Thomas Eichmann - March 2022

Thomas Eichmann

Thomas is a project manager with more than 15 years of experience in managing global and complex NPI projects in the medical device industry. He has gained extensive experience in project execution in China and South East Asia and therefore loves to travel and learn about other ways of working and cultures.
He is a team player with strong leadership and good communication skills, maintains an optimistic attitude and a willingness to take responsibility and do more than expected.

As a new member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, he looks forward to gaining new experience and expanding his professional network through webinars and events.

Thomas loves making music. He has been playing concerts with his band for over 20 years and is still writing new music with his freinds.
In addition to his passion for music, he enjoys time up in the air as a pilot, doing water sports during swiss summer and snowboarding in winter as the perfect balance to his professional life.

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

Rafal Nessel - March 2022

Rafal Nessel

Rafal has over 20 year of professional experience in a broad range of consulting services. He has specialized in project and program management and gained experience in large transformation programs. He is interested in leadership, innovation, continuous improvement, value delivery, lean and agile as well as strategy, and project portfolio management.

Rafal joined PMI over 10 years ago and appreciated learning opportunities, events and networking with other project management practitioners.
After moving to Switzerland Rafal would like to connect with local PMI community.

Rafal loves nature and mountain hiking.

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

Denise Rageot - February 2022

Denise Rageot

Denise is a research scientist and project leader in Medicinal Chemistry. She is passionate about multidisciplinary drug discovery projects aiming for innovative solutions for unmet medical need. Currently Denise is working in animal health, looking for new therapeutic solutions for pets.

In her free time, Denise enjoys walking, hiking, and running (with her furry friend, a very dynamic Dachshund).

Denise joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to meet local PM professionals, share knowledge and experiences and participate in the Chapter’s activities.

You can learn more about Denise by visiting her LinkedIn profile.

Ekaterina Petukhova - February 2022

Ekaterina Petukhova

Ekaterina has completed her master’s degree in Berlin in the area of IT project management and has over 8 years’ experience in managing of global IT consulting and IT audit projects. She works as a manager and helps her clients to improve their business processes and controls.

Originally born in Far East region in Russia she moved through intermediate stops for studies and work in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) and Berlin (Germany) to her current permanent destination in Zurich (Switzerland). On this way she gained a valuable intercultural communication and working experience with multi-cultural teams. Ekaterina is fluent in Russian, English, German and is currently learning French.

In her free time Ekaterina likes to do different sport activities like fitness, ballet dancing, playing chess and much more. She is open for all new activities and like to explore the new things as they bring her into motion and a step ahead in her personal development.

Ekaterina joined the PMI local chapter to be in touch with the SME in this area and to keep her eyes open on the current market trends. She is happy to join and is looking for interesting exchange and discussions.