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Hansgeorg Balthaus

Dr. Hansgeorg Balthaus, born 1957, studied civil engineering, majoring in geotechnics and soil dynamics at the TU Braunschweig, Imperial College, London and the University of California, Berkeley. His thesis on soil dynamics earned him a doctorate from the TU Braunschweig in 1986.

Balthaus has been in the construction industry since 1986 and he also has many years of consultancy and project management experience. He joined the HOCHTIEF Group in 2002 where he was the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Infrastructure Europe and Tunneling unit, and Managing Director of HOCHTIEF Global One. At the beginning of 2007 he became the Senior Vice President of HOCHTIEF’s Engineering segment and, since January 2014, he has been the General Manager of the company created out of this segment, HOCHTIEF Engineering GmbH.

Other functions and offices:

  • Member of the Board of the German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) since 2008
  • Member of the Board of the German Society for Concrete and Construction Technology (DBV) since 2012
  • Honorary Professor for “Tunnel Construction” at the TU Berlin since August 2010
  • Member of the Federal Ministry of Transport’s “Reform Commission for Large-Scale Projects” and chairman of the “Partnership-based Project Implementation” working group since mid-2013