HafenCity Hamburg GmbH provides for integrated development management for the whole district. Here you can find information on the municipal company and the management and regulatory bodies that serve it
Giselher Schultz-Berndt (born 1956) completed his studies at Hamburg University in 1985 graduating with a degree in political economy. He worked as a public official for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg from 1986-98 in various departments and offices, concluding as head of the port economy and port development department of the Economics Ministry.
From 1996, he also had a special assignment as a participant in the decision-making process leading up to the HafenCity project. After the Hamburg parliament’s affirmative decision, G. Schultz-Berndt moved to HafenCity Hamburg GmbH (previously GHS Gesellschaft für Hafen- und Standortentwicklung) in 1998, where he took charge of the financial management of the project, among other tasks, and the real estate business. Since 2001 he has been chief administrative officer and managing director of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.
The Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
The supervisory board was set up in 1995 on the founding of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH (then GHS Gesellschaft für Hafen- und Standortentwicklung mbH), 100 per cent owned by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 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. The ongoing development and implementation of the Masterplan that takes place during realization of HafenCity Hamburg will be authorized by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.
Members of the Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH:
Chairman: Olaf Scholz
First Major of Hamburg
Vice-Chairwoman: Senator Jutta Blankau
Urban Development and Environment Minister
Senator Prof. h.c. Barbara Kisseler
Senator Frank Horch
Economic, Transport and Innovation Minister
Senator Dr. Peter Tschentscher
The Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
A high-caliber consulting body comprising nine selected members was constituted February 7, 2005, to advise the management of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH on all fundamental issues related to the development of HafenCity Hamburg. 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 six expert members, together with institutional members including the chairman/president of the Chamber of Trades, the Chamber of Crafts, the Architects’ Chamber 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.
Members of the Advisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH:
Vice Praeses of chamber of commerce Hamburg
Chairman of advisory board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ilse Helbrecht
Geographic institute of Humboldt-University of Berlin
Vice chairwoman of advisory board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Prof. Kees Christiaanse
KCAP Architects and Planners Zurich (Masterplan of HafenCity)
President of "Trägerverbunds Projekt Innenstadt e. V." / Executive director of Ludwig Görtz GmbH
President of "Hamburgischen Architektenkammer" (Architectural association)
President of "Netzwerks HafenCity e. V."
President of "Tourismusverbands Hamburg e. V."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gertz
Head of Institute for Traffic Planning and Logistics of Hamburg University of Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Krüger
Field of work: Project developement and -management in Urban Planning, HafenCity University Hamburg
Dr. Frank Billand
Member of Executive Board of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH