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CV Bernd Kordes

Education: 

1980 Master Degree (Dipl.-Ing. (TH)) in Civil Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany

1987 Ph.D. in Sanitary Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe

Work Experience

1986-1989

GKW Ingenieure GmbH, Mannheim, Germany, Head of Technology Department, 20 staff

1989-1993

WCI Umwelttechnik GmbH, Dreieich, Germany, Managing Director, 80 staff, wholy owned subsidiary of the USA based company Woodward Clyde Inc., today part of AECOM

1993-1995

GKW Ingenieure GmbH, Mannheim, Germany Member of the executive team, 150 staff

1996-2005

GKW Gruppe, Mannheim, CEO, 300 staff; company sold in 2005 by Bilfinger Berger AG to Pöyry Inc, Helsinki, Finland

2006-2010

Pöyry Inc, business area manager "Water 6 Environment" and later member of the executive team, 900 staff

2010-2016

Lahmeyer International GmbH, Bad Vilbel, CEO, 1400 staff; company sold in 2014 by Private Equity Investor capiton AG to Tractebel Engineering, Brussels, Belgium, wholy owned subsidiary of ENGIE SA, Paris (earlier known as GDF Suez)

since 2016


Kordes Consulting, self employed management consultant with focus on M&A in the consulting engineering industry

Professsional membership

Since 2015

Board member and Treasurer of FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers)

2007-2010

Board member EFCA - European Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations

2006-2014

Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the German association of consulting engineers VBI