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21.03.2019 | Novinky

A new managing director brings a fresh impetus

next level consulting Switzerland is getting started with a new management: In January 2019, Gabriel N. Gassmann will run the Swiss subsidiary of the consulting company focusing on project management, process management and change management. Under the new management, the company will expand its activities and emphasise on education and certifications among others.

   Wolfgang Rabl, owner and managing director of next level holding, welcomes the new managing director: “With more than 30 years of experience in project management, process optimisation and change projects, Gabriel N. Gassmann enriches next level.” Gabriel N. Gassmann has previously worked with Swisscom for 17 years as project manager and later as head of the project management division and project management pools. Within the last 10 years, he has supported and coached more than 500 project managers to receive a certification.

   Gabriel N. Gassmann started his career as an electrician and entered the IT sector through second-chance education. Soon afterwards, banks and insurance companies hired him to lead prestigious projects. At Swisscom he was then in charge of the project management division, took responsibility for personnel, designed networks for project managers, dealt with project processes, and implemented a project culture resulting from change projects.

His education and experience render him a proven expert on certifications. He is certified according to IPMA standards and is certified Scrum Master as well as PMP. Moreover, he is familiar with certifications from the point of view of an assessor and knows what is expected from project managers, projects and companies. Certifications are particularly important when having companies as business partners. For this reason, Gabriel N. Gassmann aims at positioning next level consulting Switzerland in this field. Beside in-house project management trainings, next level consulting Switzerland also intends to offer publicly available project management courses. “On top of that, we will expand our activities in process and change management”, reports Gabriel N. Gassmann.

   In 2010, he was the first to successfully implement company-wide certifications in project management according to IPMA standards at a Swisscom subsidiary. Additionally, he “co-won” the Project Excellence Award for a Swisscom project in 2016, in which he was co-responsible for project management.

52-year-old Gabriel N. Gassmann is looking forward to supporting and encouraging his considerable network in the Swiss project management industry in matters of traditional and agile project management as well as digital transformation. Apart from being enthusiastic about his job, in his leisure time he likes to go skiing, hiking and spending time with his family.


About next level consulting:

next level consulting offers consulting services for project and process management, change management as well as the development of project and process-oriented organizations. With over one hundred experts, next level consulting has worked for companies in various industries, mainly from IT and telecommunications sector, plant engineering, industrial and pharmaceuticals, mobility and logistics, banking and insurance. In addition, the company, founded in Vienna in 2000, carries out consultancy projects in the health sector, public administration and NGOs. The consultancy has offices in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

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