The implications of COVID19 have created challenges and opportunities that are unprecedented in the history of our planet. As the situation eases out partially in various parts of the world, the construction industry and in particular, the facade industry, is looking forward with optimism to what’s next and how the industry will evolve.
The Technal facade webinar series, in it’s fifth edition held thought leaders from our industry to explore the industry evolution post COVID19.
Welcome address by Mr. Henri Gomez, President, Hydro Building Systems and Mr. Jean-Marc Luvisutto, VP-Asia, Hydro Building Systems.
Overview of Global Economic Situation – Post COVID Impacts and Opportunities – by Dr. Christian Schulz, Director – Economics Team, Citi Research (CITIBANK)
2D Way of Complex Facades and Post COVID19 Facade + Finance by Mr. Mahesh Arumugam, Regional Director of South Asia, Meinhardt
Open Q&A discussion session to all speakers by Mr. Sam Robinson, Managing Director, Middle East & India, Hydro Building Systems.
Dr Christian Schulz
Director – Economics Team @Citi Research (CITIBANK)
Dr Christian Schulz – is a Director in the Economics team at Citi Research. He is Citi’s lead economist for Germany, the UK and Switzerland. Christian is based in Frankfurt. Prior to joining Citi in 2015, Christian was a Senior Economist at Berenberg for four years, a Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank for three years and a Management Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for five years. Christian has a Doctorate in Economics as well as the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt from Hamburg University and a BSc degree in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews.
Regional Director South Asia @Meinhardt
Mahesh provides the strategic leadership as the Director for Meinhardt’s South Asia façade consultancy business. He has been in the façade industry for over 22 years. His experience ranges from aluminium glazing systems to precast concrete facades, BIPV, BILED, Enhanced systems and stone cladding. Mahesh has been involved in the façade works for numerous prestigious projects in Far East Region, Middle East and India. Over the years, Mahesh has fulfilled roles in design, procurement and management of faced works. This diverse background offers tremendous advantages in his position with Meinhardt Façade Technology. At Meinhardt, Mahesh has acquired experience in various aspects of façade design, including curtain walls, glass walls, aluminium and stone claddings, canopies and skylights.
President @Hydro Building Systems
With over 36 years of experience in the facade and fenestration industry, Henri Gomez is the Global President of Hydro Building Systems.
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