Hans-Peter Keitel held office as President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) from 2009 to 2012 and until 2016 as one of its Vice Presidents. Prior to this he served nearly 20 years at Hochtief – first as Director for International Business and Member of the Board, subsequently from 1992 to 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. From 1992 until 1999 he was Member of the Board of RWE, Hochtiedf’s then major shareholder.
He started his career in 1975 at Lahmeyer International as project manager and department head being involved in large scale global infrastructure projects in over 20 countries. He also advised the arranging banks of the Channel Tunnel Consortium.
Mr Keitel has graduated from the Universities of Stuttgart and Munich in Construction Engineering and Economics and has received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Munich.