Professor Dr. Hans-Peter Keitel, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), spoke on the topic of "Stability and Growth: A Perspective from German Business" at an event cohosted by the Peterson Institute and the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) in cooperation with the German Embassy on July 16, 2012. Ambassador of Germany Peter Ammon introduced Keitel, and C. Fred Bergsten moderated a question and answer session.
Keitel became president of BDI in 2009, after having been BDI vice president since 2005. He was previously chairman of the executive board for Hochtief AG from 1992 to 2007, as well as earlier being responsible for numerous large engineering projects in Germany and around the world. He received his doctorate in civil engineering from Munich Technical.