Urs Brunner is the co-founder and technical director of HOI. A mechanical engineer by trade, Brunner has a strong background in delivering complex projects in a global environment and has deep knowledge of, and expertise in, the design, construction, erection, start-up testing, commissioning, as well as operation and maintenance of new and rehabilitated plants and facilities.
Believing that water and energy are crucial to the sustainable development of life, people, communities and countries, Brunner is passionate about working with water and energy, which are at the heart of HOI’s business.
Before joining HOI, Brunner held a variety of leadership positions in project management and consulting engineering with companies in Switzerland, Germany and the US. He has also delivered projects across some of the world’s most challenging and interesting regions, including Liberia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, France, Bosnia Herzegovina, Sao Tomé, Georgia, Macedonia and Laos. He is fluent in English, French and German.