Radu Ionescu

Radu Ionescu

Dipl. Ing. EPFL/SIA - MSc

72, Rue du Centre

1025 St-Sulpice

Lausanne Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 695 24 40

Fax: +41 21 695 24 44


Formal Education

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Dipl. Ing. / MSc. (1987)

Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, Zurich (ETH), Foundation for Research and Consultancy of the Institute for Industrial Organisation, Switzerland, Leadership Course Certificate (1992)

IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, “Leadership Competences Programme” (1995)

IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, “Orchestrating Winning Performance Programme” (2003)


Swiss and Romanian / born in 1961


French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Romanian

Present Status

Partner of PMG Consulting Engineers and Economists, a firm specialised in international arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution for infrastructure & industrial projects and in project management of multidisciplinary projects.

Dispute Board Member, Party Appointed Expert, Adjudicator.

Area of specialisation: civil engineering, energy, infrastructure projects and buildings in Europe and Africa.

Independent consultant engineer for building surveys (since 1999)

Expert registered at the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects – SIA (1987)

Expert registered at the Romanian Society of Consulting Engineers – ARIC (2014)

Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA

Member of the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts – Swiss Experts

Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation – DRBF

EPFL and IMD alumni.

Some Recent Assignments

The assignments concerned mainly delays, costs and quality issues.

-   Party appointed Expert: industrial and energy plants, International Arbitral Tribunals ICC, Algeria, France, Romania and Italy.

-   Party appointed Expert: motorways, International Arbitral Tribunals ICC, Romania.

-   Party appointed Expert: residential complex and airport, UNCITRAL, Romania.

-   Tribunal appointed Expert: metropolitan network, International Arbitral Tribunals ICC, Hungary.

-   Court Appointed Expert: Residential and hotel complexes, Switzerland.

-   Privately appointed expert: Residential complex, Switzerland.

-   Co-expert in a ICSID procedure, Slovenia.

-   Contract management and preparation of claims (NEC3), International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands.

-   Technical due dilligences for hotel complexes, factories, residential and offices complexes, Russia, Switzerland and France.

Past Professional Experience

Over 25 years of European experience as consulting/professional engineer, as contractor in large scale international construction projects and as real estate specialist.

Since 2013

Partner of PMG Consulting Engineers and Economists.

2010 - 2013

McDonald’s Suisse Sàrl Lausanne
Development Director
In charge of real estate, construction and maintenance activities for the Swiss restaurants of the chain

2007 - 2009

Bata Brands Sàrl Lausanne
Real Estate and Construction Director Europe
In charge of setting-up a worldwide family-owned real estate fund
Defining and implementing corporate identity and construction standards in the shops of the group Establish shops in East-European countries (new markets) and increase the number of shops in western Europe

2002 - 2006

Maus Frères SA, Geneva
Director of Development/Expansion of Carrefour in Switzerland
In charge of structuring of complex real estate operations.

1999 – 2002

Creation and launch of my own real estate and construction

and 2009 – 2010

consultancy firm: Global Project Associates GPA, Pully
Managing Director
Architecture and construction consultancy in the development of distribution networks for three automotive majors.
Independent technical surveys of buildings for home buyers.

1996 – 1999

Micro Compact Car SA (MCC) smart car, Bienne and Renningen (D)
Construction Management Director
Conception and building of the European distribution network of the “smart” car.

1988 – 1996

C. ZSCHOKKE SA Group (today renamed IMPLENIA), Lausanne


Brandenberger + Ruosch SA (consultancy firm)
Consultant Project Manager
Advice to public investors on management aspects of construction projects
General planning of the renovation of large multinational headquarters

1990 – 1995

General Contracting Department
Project Manager for major turn-key projects: residential and commercial buildings, underground parking lots, bus depot.

1988 – 1990

Structural Work Department
Site Manager overseeing apartment blocks and underground parking building developments.

1987 – 1988

Compagnie d'Etudes Techniques et Planification, Lausanne
Structural Design Engineer (motorway bridges, theatres, apartment blocks).