About Michael Buehler

Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development at the World Economic Forum

Michael Buehler
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Michael Max Buehler is the Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development at the World Economic Forum. Michael is responsible for managing strategic relationships with approximately 50 global CEOs from the engineering & construction, real estate and urban services sectors.

Michael has sixteen years of international, academic and professional experience in the construction, mining and real estate industries including project management positions on major public infrastructure and public-private partnership projects. Prior to joining the Forum, Michael worked with Deloitte in the Infrastructure and Capital Projects Advisory practices in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Michael managed projects for clients and industry leaders at C-suite level including major public infrastructure, mining and real estate projects as well as on capital programs and portfolios for private and public entities. Before, Michael worked for Bilfinger, a leading industry player for major infrastructure projects providing worldwide engineering, procurement, construction management, O&M and project finance services. Michael is experienced in managing project stakeholders in complex multi-contract project environments. Michael has a PhD in civil engineering, an MBA with finance and accounting specialization, is registered and licensed as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and is a certified Project Management Professional.