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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Hans-Peter Keitel

Former Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG / Independent Corporate Consultant

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  • Year of birth: 1947
  • Place of birth: Kusel
  • Nationality: German
  • Member since: 18 April 2013
  • End of term: 2024


  • Obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart (technical university)
  • Obtained a degree in occupational science and economics from TU München
  • Obtained a doctorate from TU München


1975 - 1987

Lahmeyer International GmbH, Consulting Engineers

1988 - 2007


1990 - 1992

Member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG

1992 - 2007

Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG

1992 - 1999

Member of the Executive Board of RWE AG (in personal union)

2009 - 2012

President of the Federation of German Industries

2013 - 2016

Vice President of the Federation of German Industries

Since 2016 Independent Corporate Consultant

Membership in other mandatory supervisory boards 


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory committees of commercial enterprises


Core competences

  • Comprehensive energy expertise (electricity generation from renewables, energy trading and conventional electricity generation)
  • Expertise in company strategy development and implementation 
  • Competence in the areas of new technologies and digitisation
  • Leadership experience
  • Profound knowledge of the public sector
  • International experience in the energy sector, knowledge of its international status and of domestic and international interests in relation to the sector
  • Appropriate expertise in co-determination matters