Alex Jalalian is a visiting lecturer at the ecole de management in Grenoble, France, teaching project management to part-time and full-time MBA students. He is also a First Assessor of International Project Management Association 4-Level Certification System, and has been involved in the assessment of IPMA level A, B & C candidates.
He worked for 20 years within the IT and Telecom industries in Switzerland, with management assignments including software and system engineering in development, product management in marketing, program management in R&D, and strategy and marketing management in new product development.
Some of Alex’s professional highlights include software system project management where he managed a team of 5 software engineers for 8 projects ranging in duration from 3 months to a year with Ascom Hasler for Swisscom; managing a strategy and business planning project for a year; negotiation with Nortel with the aim of establishing a joint venture between Ascom and Nortel in Switzerland; managing an international team of 6 software engineers for 2 years with Ascom Hasler for Chinese Telecom PTT of Guandong and Beijing provinces; performing technology research project management at Swisscom by managing 2 major European projects for 2 years in collaboration with 6 other European Telecom firms, for the R&D division of Swisscom; and as Marketing and Business Development Director for RSO Data Ltd.
Alex holds a bachelor degree in computer science with mathematics from University of London and a postgraduate certificate in international management from London Business School. He is now a doctorate candidate at Grenoble, researching project management within Technology and Innovation Management. He also holds a European Excellence Assessors Diploma from the European Foundation for Quality Management. Alex is a Senior Consultant within Procept Associates Ltd, specializing in his course teaching the International Competence Baseline version 3.
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