Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bühler

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    of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Max Bühler, MBA, PMP, P.Eng.

    Michael Bühler is a member of the T20/G20 Task Force TF7 Infrastructure Investment & Financing, the World Bank/G20 Global Infrastructure Hub Academic Advisory Panel, and the OECD Executive Consultation Group of the Blue Dot Network. He is also an accredited member of the EU Gaia-X Platform Development Team and the VDI Advisory Board for Construction. As a visiting lecturer at the Technical University of Munich, he contributes to the Sustainable Real Estate program and serves as an independent director and chairman of the Audit Committee at DevvStream, an ESG company based in Vancouver.

    Currently, Mr. Bühler is leading the development of the Service and Data Cooperative Bauform eG, which facilitates sovereign data exchange in the construction industry, supported by GemeinWerk Ventures GmbH, of which he is a founding member. He is also on the board of the International Resilience and Sustainability (inRES) Partnership, actively advancing the Maun Science Park project to support the digital transformation strategy of the Botswana government (SmartBots). Additionally, he is the founding lecturer of the Lean Construction Academy Germany and holds a professorship in Construction Economics at the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung in Konstanz. His research and teaching interests focus on infrastructure planning and development, particularly considering the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and the fourth industrial revolution.

    Before assuming his current role, Michael Bühler headed the Infrastructure and Urban Development sector at the World Economic Forum, where he significantly advanced the global industry agenda in engineering, construction, real estate, and urban services through leading global initiatives, research, strategy development, and community engagement. Prior to his time at the World Economic Forum, he was involved in Infrastructure and Capital Projects Advisory at Deloitte in Vancouver. Earlier, Professor Bühler served as a Design Manager for the construction firm Bilfinger Berger, working on major construction sites in North America.

    With over 25 years of experience in the construction, mining, and real estate industries on an international, academic, and professional level, including extensive project management and consulting activities for large capital and public-private partnership (P3) projects, Mr. Bühler brings profound and comprehensive expertise to his teaching and consulting roles. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and an MBA specializing in Finance and Accounting.