PMI® Switzerland Chapter

New Members Introductions

Tiago Oliveira - April 2021

Tiago Oliveira

Tiago holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, MBAs in Project Management and Business Management. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in pharmaceutical industry R&D environment being 11 years in leading positions. Tiago is a passionate corporate entrepreneur, committed to taking the areas of his responsibility into a higher maturity level through strategic plans elaboration, execution and management always pursuing to bring value to the business and stakeholders. He holds PSM I ( and PMP (PMI) credentials.

Tiago has worked in 2 of the biggest and more profitable pharmaceutical industries in Brazil, EMS S/A and Aché Laboratories, being in the last one in the role of R&D Manager responsible for API technical documentation, Preformulation and Packaging Development. Within these 3 areas Tiago managed a multidisciplinary team of more than 30 analysts and researchers in more than 300 projects of new product development and post approval endeavors.

Last but no least, Tiago has led 2 major projects: the startup of Aché Laboratories´ Preformulation Lab and the Packaging Development department turnaround.

Both projects covered strategic and tactical end-to-end including:

  • cultural changes
  • team building
  • technical and management process reviews
  • laboratories construction.

Tiago is looking forward to building a fruitful network environment and to dive into a new multicultural experience in project management, improving skills mainly in the Agile world.

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


Dr. Diederik Paul Moeys - April 2021

Diederik Paul Moeys

Dr. Diederik Paul Moeys is a senior research engineer at Sony Research center Zurich, where he leads and contributes to projects on silicon retinas, neuromorphic hardware, and artificial intelligence. Before, he was a chip designer for high-speed data converter at Miromico AG.

He received his PhD from ETH Zurich, jointly for electronic engineering and neuroscience. He had previously received the MEng degree in electronic engineering from University College London, UK in 2013, together with the Goldsmid Faculty Medal, the IET Prize, and the IET Postgraduate Scholarship.

He just passed his PMP exam in December and looks forward to connecting with members.

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


Xinyu Yan - March 2021

Xinyu Yan

Xinyu Yan is a member of the PMI Swiss Chapter, and she recently gained her PMP certification in Switzerland. Xinyu works in the development sector with over three years of experience in sustainable development, youth employment and social inclusion. Xinyu is passionate about contributing to more inclusive and sustainable development through partnerships and social innovation.

Currently, Xinyu is a Technical Officer at the International Labour Organization, leading and supporting projects on catalyzing partnerships and knowledge management in youth employment. Her specialized areas including IT project management, stakeholder engagement and coordination in the context of development cooperation. Xinyu has experience in working with the private sector, United Nations organizations, the non-for-profit sector and governments. Her career goal is to bring in more innovation to the work of the organization to improve efficiency and agility of the technical cooperation.

Xinyu is grateful for being a member of the Swiss chapter, for the opportunity to be part of the professional community, to gain cross-cutting knowledge in project management and to learn from experts in the field.

Living in Geneva, Xinyu enjoys hiking, doing yoga and meeting people from various cultures and backgrounds. She is also keen on volunteering and giving back to the community.

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


Ayham Zaza - March 2021

Ayham Zaza

An enthusiastic scientist and an inquisitive engineer with special experience in handling multi-disciplinary projects! Passionate about creating ideas and executing them. Ready to tailor my rare cocktail of knowledge to grow as a professional and to innovate.

Ayham is currently joining a leading biotech company as a Senior Machine Learning/Image Processing Engineer. Before that, he was a Postdoc researcher and an active member of the German Liver Systems Medicine Network (LiSyM) where he deployed his skills and knowledge in (Artificial Intelligence, Medical Image Analysis and High-Performance Computing) in contributing to making future personalized medications and studying various liver diseases.
In addition to (PMP)®, Ayham obtained many certificates with more than 30+ practical projects in: Self-Driving Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Biology and Programming.

While working towards obtaining his Ph.D. in Computer Science, he simulated a high-Performance CUDA based parallel 3D black-water oil reservoir model that mimics fluid flow and mass transfer in porous media. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics and a BSc. in Computer Engineering.

In his free time, Ayham gets lost in a good book. He enjoys discussing deep & challenging topics. He has interests in Art & calligraphy; likes playing chess and exploring distant lands.

You can learn more about Ayham by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Guillaume Saouli - March 2021

Guillaume Saouli

Guillaume Saouli, a freshly re-certified PMP, is a veteran member of PMI (since 2001) , he passed his PMP initially in 2007. He is also a certified MSP practitioner, and a certified agilist (scrum master, product owner, leader, as well as in scaled/nexus implementations). He studied CS Engineering at EPFL and complemented his technical acumen by attending BSL's MBA program in Global Management.
Guillaume's professional career path has led him very early on to assume project leadership positions, combining innovation, cybersecurity and digital transformation. He has worked both nationally and internationally holding leadership positions, he was program director/manager for organizations such as Credit Suisse/HCL, ING, BNP-Fortis, Etat de Genève. BCGe, HSBC, Deutsche Telekom, and Blu Telecom, to name a few.

Over the past 3 decades, Guillaume also ventured in the realm of innovative startups, fintech, wearable tech, ISP, cybersecurity. His keen interest for project management and innovation was recognized in 2010 with the innovation price of PMI Switzerland/Société Suisse de Management de Projet (SMP). He is currently transitioning to a role of Senior Managing Partner of a Cybersecurity Practice.
He was an active volunteer within PMI as of 2006. First as a director within the PMI Risk SIG, then as core member of the Virtual Communities Advisory Group from 2007 until 2011. In the past, he has also organized on a volunteer basis PMP preparation study groups both in Switzerland, as well as in Belgium.

He is looking forward to engaging once again with the PM community of Switzerland and globally.