Daniel Valadares - April 2021

Daniel Valadares

Daniel is a Mechanical Engineer by training, specialized in Materials, Eco-Conception and Industrial Management, and with a solid background in Project Management, Mechanical Conception/Design and Field Operations.

He is fluent in French, English and Portuguese and with more than 10 years of experience in complex roles of responsibility, requiring capacities of coordination, design, problem solving and project management in the e-Mobility and Industrial Management field at Portugal and Switzerland.

Daniel’s big accomplishments are the architecture design, conception, execution and commissioning of the full electric bus with fast charge system - TOSA Project at Geneva Line 23.

Daniel is preparing is PMP Certification (new examen 2021) and he’s looking for new challenges as Technical Project Manager. He expects to learn and exchange in interesting discussions with his peers and to engage with other project managers across Switzerland.

Outside work he is a passionate in moto trips, snowboarder, traveling and spends time with his family.

You can learn more about Daniel by visiting his LinkedIn profile

Johanna Pasilkar - April 2021

Johanna Pasilkar

Johanna Pasilkar is Project Management professional with knowledge of ICT, HR, Chemical, Defence and Telecommunications sectors. She has successfully delivered projects both in private and public sectors including international organizations, such as European Union institutions in Brussels. Johanna first became acquainted with PMI during her Master of Science studies in Boston University Metropolitan College and has recently received her PMP certification. Her early career started with telecommunications and defence. Being one of the first batch of women receiving military leadership training, she has served in several Finnish Defense Forces positions including peacekeeping mission to Kosovo. From those times she gained resilience and team-leading skills in hardship conditions, which are well suited for requirements of current project management world.

Johanna joined the Swiss Chapter for networking in multilingual setting and to get fresh perspectives and ideas from fascinating Chapter events. Her working languages are English, French, Swedish and Finnish. She is currently learning German and Hindi.

As a hobby, she plays tennis or Padel, depending on the prevailing snow conditions. She also learns folkloric and traditional world dances.

Johanna is currently Project Manager of GDPR MyData project based in Helsinki, Finland and guest speaker of MyData topics by German Ministry of Interior seminar and panelist of
the Next Generation Internet initiative by the Digital Single Market of the European Commission.

She is interested in leads and opportunities in Switzerland in the future.

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


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 (scrum.org) 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.


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