Swiss Agile Association Founder and President
Christopher Young is a delivery focussed senior executive in financial services and wealth management with a proven track record in building high performing teams and delivering large business-critical programs and projects. As a senior programme and project manager, he assists clients in the successful delivery of business critical initiatives, particularly in relation to front-to-back trading operations, risk management and global regulatory initiatives.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Christopher lived and worked for several years in London U.K. and then in Sydney, Australia. In 2012 Christopher moved to Zürich, with his wife (who is Swiss) and daughter. When not working, he enjoys skiing and spending time with his family and is an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy films and novels.
Current role(s) and activities
Christopher is the Managing Director of finaplana AG, a training and coaching company focused on educating senior executives on how to transform their organisations using Agile principles and patterns.
Christopher has been running projects and programmes for over 30 years, primarily in the banking and finance sector. His main focus (now) is helping organisations maximise business value by applying Agile principles and practices.
In practice, while he does still undertake project and programme management roles where there is a specific need for his skills and experience, he is mostly spending time running Agile training and certification courses and coaching individuals and organisations on Agile transformation.
Christopher also recently conducted a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification training course in Zürich for a group of project managers who are in the process of preparing to sit the PMP certification exam.
Connecting with us:
You can find out more about Christopher via his profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisyoung/