Advisor to EQT since 2007 and member of the Investment Advisory Committee of EQT Infrastructure Fund Ltd. and EQT Infrastructure II GP B.V..
Mr Keitel is the former President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI, 2009 - 2012). He is member of the Board of EADS and of the Supervisory Boards of (among others) ThyssenKrupp AG and Commerzbank AG. Furthermore Mr Keitel is President of the Board of Trustees of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Member of the Board of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and Teaching Professor at Berlin Technical University.
Industrial Engineering degree (1973) and Doctorate in Civil Engineering (1975) from Munich Technical University and Civil Engineering degree from Stuttgart University (1971).
Mr Keitel has a wide experience in Senior Management positions and in the broader infrastructure field. Mr Keitel is the former CEO of Hochtief AG (1992 - 2007). He joined Hochtief AG in 1988 as Director to the Executive Board and became Member of the Executive Board in 1990 where he was responsible for the international business.
Mr Keitel started his career as Engineering Consultant and from 1975 to 1987 he worked for Lahmeyer International GmbH (Consulting Engineers) where he managed large-scale projects in Germany and abroad, among others long-term assignments to Argentina and Guatemala.