Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

The high-caliber consulting body, constituted in 2005, advises the management of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH on all fundamental issues related to the development of HafenCity Hamburg, Billebogen and the new Grasbrook district. It was reconsituted on June 21, 2018 with 12 members. The Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is particularly concerned with the following subjects: continuing development of the Masterplan, continuing development of development planning, compilation of the development plan, continuing development of the uses concept, as well as communication and marketing.

The Advisory Council of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH comprises at least seven expert members, together with institutional members including the chairman/president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Architects’ Chamber, Netzwerk HafenCity e.V., the Hamburg Tourism Association and the City Center Sponsors’ Association. The chairman of the Advisory Board and his deputy are elected by a majority vote of the board. The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year with the management of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. Members of the board are appointed by the Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH for a period of two years; their posts are honorary.

Sebastian Baller
Chairman Netzwerk HafenCity e. V.

Andreas Bartmann
President of Handelsverband Nord, Managing Director of Globetrotter Equipment

Prof. Kees Christiaanse
Expert member for urban planning, KCAP Architects and Planners Zurich

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard
Expert member for sustainability and knowledge development, Institute for Geography, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gertz
Expert member for mobility and traffic research, Institute for Traffic Planning and Logistics, TU Hamburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Krüger 
Expert member for urban planning, Project developement and management in Urban Planning, HafenCity University Hamburg

Karin Loosen
President of Hamburgische Architektenkammer

Prof. Dr. Marcus Menzl
Expert member for sociology, Department of the Built Environment, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences

Wolfgang Raike
Tourism association Hamburg e.V.


Executive Board

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is managed by Dr. Andreas Kleinau (CEO) and Theresa Twachtmann. Henning Liebig, Dr Gesa Matthes, Nina Schaube and Peter Schulte form the extended management team.


Supervisory Board

The supervisory board was set up in 1995 on the founding of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. Supervisory Board members are representatives of the Hamburg Senate; their task is to look after the interests of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
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