PMI® Switzerland Chapter

New Members Introductions

Luiz Back - October 2022

Luiz Back

Luiz is originally from Brazil, and graduated in production engineering, with focus on project management tools and techniques. He has more than 12 years’ experience on FMCG industry and he started his career working as project analyst, then shortly moved to project engineer and later on to project manager. On this last position Luiz finally also started his international career, moving to Portugal, where he stayed for around 5 years, while expanding his scope of work to projects across several different affiliates inside Philip Morris International. In 2020 Luiz moved to Switzerland where he took over the position of Manager Strategy for Assets & Capex.

Luiz lives in the city of Neuchatel, and loves spending the weekends exploring the different landscapes of this beautiful country, or relaxing by the lake where as a typical Brazilian, he usually grills some meat. Luiz also love sports, and he is very excited in living in a country where he can practice both summer and winter sports very frequently. Photography and music are his hobbies, so Luiz likes to dedicate some of his free time either to play his guitar or go somewhere to take some pictures.

Luiz is applying now for the PMP certification, and he joined the PMI Swiss Chapter since he wants to expand his professional network and share experiences with people from different backgrounds and different experiences. He also wants to further use the PMI platforms to learn new skills and improve the existing ones.

You can find more about me on my LinkedIn profile

Davide Marano - October 2022

Davide Marano

Davide Marano is a researcher and technical project manager specialized in the creation of digital twins for medical and automotive industries.

He holds a master degree in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems and a PhD in Advanced Mechanics from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He is currently working as Technical Expert in SHL Medical AG, a world-leading solutions provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery solutions. He has previously worked for Ferrari GT as technical lead in the Powertrain Simulation & Know-How Department and for KISSSoft AG as Technical Project Manager.

Davide is currently studying for the PMP certification and recently joined the PMI Swiss chapter because he would get to expand his professional network in Switzerland and keep up to date from the Project Management and Swiss Business perspectives.

He is originally Italian, now living in the beautiful city of Zug with his wife Gloria. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, hiking and sports in general, communicating with new people, cooking.

You can learn more about Davide by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Mario Moscato - October 2022

Mario Moscato

Mario is 29-year-olds comes from the Deep south in Italy, Sicily.
He holds a BSc and MSc as Mechanical Engineer and after work experiences in Switzerland, Italy, Abu Dhabi, and Germany, in March 2022 Mario moved and settled his life here in Zurich. During this period Mario worked in the Oil & Gas business in Schlumberger, pursuing a Global Graduate Programme in the Operations field ( 6 months in Manufacturing, 6 months in Quality , 6 months in Supply Chain focusing on Operational Excellence projects) to conclude as Project Manager for multi-million Projects for Subsea Equipment for the Brazilian Market.

Since March 2022, Mario has works in the Beverage business as Lean Manager, focusing on improving the plant performances through either small activities or bigger projects. He works in parallel as Program Manager for all CAPEX investment projects in the plant, coaching and supporting every Project Leader during Project execution.

PMP was the right path for Mario to further develop his skills and immediately apply in his daily work what learnt from the PMP courses. He decided to join the Switzerland chapter to enlarge his network, keep up to date with PM topics and learn from experienced PMs their stories and suggestions for a brilliant career in this path.

Before joining university Mario tried a professional tennis career. In his words: “but my pragmatism (and probably lack of talent) brought me to a more secure path”. Currently he is looking for people to play tennis since it remains his hobby and looking forward to enjoying this land in winter for nice skiing sessions.

You can learn more about Mario by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Yulia Brovun - October 2022

Yulia Brovun

Yulia has over 14 years of professional experience in the Financial industry where she has held different roles.

Yulia has been living and working in Geneva since December 2020. She speaks four languages including English, Spanish, French and Russian.

She is planning to obtain CAPM certificate by end 2022 to complete her knowledge and she joined the PMI Swiss Chapter to connect with local professionals, become more involved with the organization and learn more from her peers.
In her free time Yulia enjoys travelling, nature and sports.

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

Kaori Riveros - October 2022

Kaori Riveros

Kaori is French, but she lived almost half of her life in Latin America (Paraguay). She loves everything that has to do with cooking, research, processes and digital.

Kaori is specialized in human nutrition, marketing & project management, but she has been working for more than 5 years on IT projects.

Her objective this year is to pass the PMP certification and evolve as a Project Manager on different approaches.

Kaori moved to Lausanne at the end of July. She worked in Totalenergies in France, and now looking for some work opportunities in Lausanne or Geneva. She joined the chapter to meet people, as she does not have contacts in Switzerland and also to share experiences with other people for better adaptation on work, new ideas on working, methods...etc (as this will be her first experience working in this country).

Kaori is also thinking of volunteering with the chapter and reflecting on the PMO position once she arrives in Lausanne.

You can learn more about Kaori by visiting her LinkedIn profile