IPLOCA Secretariat

    The IPLOCA Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

     

    Juan M. Arzuaga
    Executive Secretary

    Before joining IPLOCA in September 2008, Juan was already well known in the pipeline world as a former IPLOCA director for the Americas. He was previously President of Techint E&C Inc. in Canada and had worked with Techint in South America, Mexico and Canada in progressively senior roles from 1982. Juan is of Argentinian origin and speaks English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

    The Executive Secretary is appointed by the Board and reports to the Board through the President and the Executive Committee. In this role, Juan provides vision and strategic management to ensure that IPLOCA’s direction and initiatives achieve the desired results.

      

       

    Jacqueline Tempel
    Membership Manager

    Jacqueline Tempel joined IPLOCA in July 2018. She takes care of membership administration and is responsible for managing the day to day relationship of the IPLOCA Secretariat with the members of the board, the media partners and the public in general.

    Jacqueline was born in England and moved to Switzerland in her early twenties. She has both British and Swiss nationalities and is bilingual English/French. Having lived in Geneva for over 20 years, Jacqueline has had the opportunity to work in various sectors such as legal, finance, fiduciary, humanitarian and biotechnology; and has a certificate in Swiss Human Resources.

     

     

       

    Caroline Green
    Convention Manager

    Caroline Green joined IPLOCA as Office Manager in April 2005 when the Association relocated to Geneva from Ghent, Belgium. She became Membership & Convention Manager in 2007 and subsequently Convention Manager in 2018. 

    As manager of IPLOCA’s Annual Convention, she is responsible for contract negotiation with suppliers, programme definition, sponsorship and on-site management of the programme.

    Caroline has British and Swiss nationality and is bi-lingual English/French. She has a strong administrative background and before joining IPLOCA she worked for diverse organisations in Switzerland, including Caterpillar, Cinzano, the World Health Organisation and Collège du Léman private school.

     

     

    Sebastien Goetschmann
    Accounting Manager

    Sébastien Goetschmann has worked in a wide variety of companies including large banks, fiduciaries and a well-known auction house before joining IPLOCA in July 2019. Sébastien is of Swiss origin and speaks fluent French, English and Russian.

    The Accounting Manager is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and interpretation of the association's accounts.  He supports the HSE & CSR Committee with the preparation of the HSE statistics annual report and represents the association in dealing with local authorities and organisations.

     

     

     

    Grégoire de Montmollin
    Innovation & Convention Coordinator

    Grégoire started working with IPLOCA at the end of October 2017, following nine months spent working in a family office in Geneva. He received a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne in July 2016.

    Grégoire is a French mother tongue Swiss national, originally from the canton of Neuchatel and he speaks English and some Spanish. He enjoys sports and travelling.

    He works alongside the Convention Manager as the dedicated Convention Coordinator and also administers the Novel Construction Initiative and the Road to Success book. In addition he provides daily general support to the Secretariat.

     

     

    Di Lanh Nguyen
    Events and Communication Assistant

    Di Lanh started working with IPLOCA in August 2019. During his studies, he worked as administrative director assistant for a startup and at various hotels at the operational level. He received a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne in July 2019.

    Di Lanh is a Swiss national, and speaks fluently French, English, German, Swiss-German, and some Spanish. He is president of the Lausanne Baseball club and qualified as a platoon commander in the First Armoured Division of the Swiss Armed Forces.

    He works alongside the secretariat staff looking after all communication matters and supporting the organisation of events.

     

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