New Members Introductions

David Michael Collins - July 2020

David Michael Collins

David has over eight years of project management experience overseeing a broad portfolio of medium-size projects and subprojects. He has experience with methodologies such as Waterfall, Prince2 and Agile Scrum. Coming from an Engineering background, he spent most of his career in Banking and Finance.

David is an expert in Financial Markets, Derivatives, Asset Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Process Re-engineering, and Data Analytics. He is also a certified RPA (Robotic Process Automation) professional and is passionate about Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Blockchain. He recently decided to undertake the PMP examination to become a certified Project Manager.

David has worked and lived in Brussels for most of his career and relocated to Switzerland (Basel area) in 2018. He enjoys skiing, ice-skating, windsurfing, trekking and living a healthy lifestyle.

You can learn more about David by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Katrin Hermann - June 2020

Katrin Hermann

Katrin is a Plant Scientist working in Research at Syngenta, Switzerland. She lives in Basel and has a science background (PhD). Since few years Karin is leading early stage Research projects, which has caused her interest in becoming more knowledgeable in project management. Katrin just prepared and passed the CAPM and am now preparing for PMP.

Katrin would love to get into contact & learn from other project managers and she thought joining the PMI Switzerland chapter is a great opportunity to do so.

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

Adam Ungstad - June 2020

Adam Ungstad

Adam Ungstad has lead taxonomy and metadata projects for international organisations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the international governing body of association football, FIFA.

Deeply passionate about information management across new digital channels, Adam is heavily involved in a complex, multi-year digital transformation project for the World Health Organization (WHO).

Originally from Canada, Adam also enjoys writing and publishing books. He is currently working on the second edition of a successful guidebook about lakes on Vancouver Island near Victoria, British Columbia.

Adam Ungstad earned the PMP® accreditation in March 2020.

You can learn more about Adam by visiting his LinkedIn profile


Marcio Santos - May 2020

Marcio Santos

As IT professional, Marcio is an experienced Project Manager, Business Analyst and Professor with experience in different industries and multicultural projects. He holds PMP credentials since 2007, SAP since 2009 and his academic background includes a specialization in IT, a MSc in Logistics and a MBA in executive management in Audencia, Nantes. He has a continuous value delivery approach and currently works for Shell as a senior IT Business Analyst.

Marcio has a non-linear academic background (it involves Electricity, Engineering, Biology, Ecology, Logistics, Information Technology and Executive Management). So he is able to connect topics involving different areas and together with that, the discipline for a continuous learning approach were the main drives that made Marcio to volunteer to the Member Journalist opportunity in the chapter.

Marcio is Brazilian and Portuguese, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has two kids and his hobbies includes playing tennis, football, sailing, running and nature.

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


Tunahan Kirabali - May 2020

Tunahan Kirabali

Tunahan is originally from Turkey and has been living in Switzerland since 2014. He came to Switzerland for his master's studies at EPFL and currently he is a PhD student at University Zurich working on Alzheimer’s disease.

Tunahan is currently in a career transition phase. After finishing his studies in a couple of months, he is hoping to continue his career in consulting. Tunahan joined the Swiss chapter and started to read about project management to increase the efficiency of scientific collaborations and inter-disciplinary, multi-center projects in academia.

Recently Tunahan got his CAPM certification from PMI and now looking forward to applying this knowledge in real-life projects, improving himself further and acquiring PMP certification in the following years.

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