September 2019 PM Update from Spain

Volunteering at PMI Madrid Spain Chapter



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain



Interview with Gerald Richli

PMI Madrid Chapter volunteer

Gerald Richli

PMI Madrid Spain Chapter volunteer

As a PMI Madrid Spain Chapter founder member and second former president, I’m proud to encourage all volunteers that helped and still are helping the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter and PMI globally on the continuous development of our profession.

In our interview we had the pleasure to interview Mr. Gerald Richli, who is a PMI Madrid Chapter volunteer at their Mentoring Program. We thank Gerald because of giving us the opportunity to talk to him for a while to run our interview.

What is your professional role, for which industry are you working for?

First of all thanks so much for this interview. It is an excellent initiative that allows to know PMI Volunteers in Spain, and also to know better each other among PMI Spain volunteers.

I have a Business Management degree by the Webster University Misuri (EEUU) and I am PMP since 2013. At the beginning, my professional career was more focused on finance and internal and external audits.

I always worked for the financial sector in Switzerland, where I was born, Greece and finally in Spain and Portugal since 1995, initially as an internal auditor for Citibank before moving to Financial Control. From there I moved to the management la gestión de proyectos, because of the EURO project coordination in 1999.

From that implementation, I continued in project management activities focused on technological migrations, but also by launching new financial products following legal compliances such SEPA, MiFID, LSP, FATCA, CIRBE at Citibank Spain and Portugal till 2015. I was a project manager till 2007 when I took over the PMO, as a Senior Programme Manager.

In 2016, due to the acquisition of “Banca Retail” from Citi in Spain by “Grupo Banco Popular”, I joined Banco Popular IT area, as Demand Management responsible for means of payment. In 2017 I moved to Operations as a Control Manager, with the challenge of facilitating the integration of Popular Bank Operations at “Banco Santander”.


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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2019). August 2019 Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VIII, September. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/pmwj85-Sep2019-Bucero-report-Spain-ENGLISH.pdf



About the Author

Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain




Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting.  Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group).  He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and then nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Now he is a member of the PMIEF Engagement Committee. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 32 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

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