Laurent Mouvet, HOI’s co-founder and executive chairman, is a highly experienced leader and a dam expert accredited by the Swiss Government. His 35 years of professional experience as a civil engineer, 25 of which have been spent in the field of dams, hydraulic works and hydropower, have positioned him as a world leader in this field. Mouvet is passionate about energy and has led or acted as an expert advisor for numerous projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Southern America.
Before joining HOI in 2014, Mouvent held the position of CEO of Stucky, a well-known Swiss engineering firm that worked with hydropower and dams around the world. Since 2016, he has held the position of chairman of the Swiss Committee on dams and represents Switzerland at the International Commission of Large Dams. Moreover, he is a senior lecturer for dams and appurtenant structures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and has acted as a keynote and expert speaker at many top international conferences and other events on hydropower, water resource management and dams.
Finally, Mouvent acts as an independent expert for project reviews and participates in on many International Expert Panels as a specialist in the area of dams, hydraulics and hydropower. He has authored several publications and is fully fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.