We are organized as industrial ecology, including international Steering CommitteeFacultyUniversity HostsSoftware PartnersIndustry RelationsAlumni, Journal, and CEO, Founder & Director of Studies.

Steering Committee

Dr. Pedro Rodrigues de Almeida (2015-2017)

Director, Head of Basic Industries, World Economic Forum, Schweiz.

Aldo Baietti (2012-2015)

Lead Infrastructure Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank, USA.

Dr. Mohamed Benahmed (2014-2017)

Head Section Networks, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC, Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, Energy economics, Switzerland.

Dr. Penny Burns (2012-2014)

Editor ‹Strategic Asset Management›, Director Strategic Asset Management Database (AMQI), Australia.

Jean-Louis Coullon (2013-2017)

General Electric, Asset Management Director, France.

Urs Fischer (2014-2017)

Vizedirektor, Leiter Normung und Internationale Beziehungen, Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung (SNV), Switzerland

 Stephan Kamphues (2016-2019)

CEO, VGT, Germany.

Thomas Liesenfeld (2015-2017)

Director Innovation Management and University Liaison Siemens Schweiz AG, International Headquarters Building Technologies Division Technology & Innovation, BT TI, Switzerland.

Spiros Margaris (2016-2017)

Margaris Advisory, Switzerland, UK.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Meissner (seit 2015)

Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge / Department of Educational Programmes; National Research University Higher School of Economics, RUS.

Prof. Dr. Dominik Möst (2015-2017)

Chair of Energy Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

Thierry Pulver (2017-2019)

Head Strategy & Programs, SBB AG Infrastructure, Assets and Technology, Switzerland

Dr. Kurt Rüegg (2014-2017)

former president Swiss Federal Association for gas and water industry (SVGW), senior manager, ewl energie wasser luzern, Switzerland.

Christoph Ryter (seit 2015)

CEO, Migros pension fund, President of the Swiss Pension Fund Association (ASIP), Switzerland.

Thomas Schäfer (2015-2019)

CEO, Stromnetze Berlin GmbH, Germany.

Peter Schär (2015-2017)

CEO, Rechsteiner Partners AG, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Schegner (seit 2015)

Director, Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Power Systems, Dresden University of Technology, Management Board Member VDE – Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, Germany.

Andrew Truscott (2015-2017)

Head of Infrastructure investment funds Europe, J.P. Morgan, London, UK.

Faculty (among others)

Dr. Pedro Rodrigues de Almeida

Director, Head of Basic Industries, World Economic Forum (WEF), Switzerland.

Aldo Baietti

Lead Infrastructure Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank, USA.

Dr. Olivier Bernard

Chief Technology Officer, OXAND, France

Dr. Ben Caldecott

Programme Director at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Stranded Assets Programme, Adviser to The Prince of Wales› International Sustainability Unit, Oxford University, UK.

Prof. Harry T. Dimitriou

Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies, Director of MSc Programme in Mega Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal & Delivery, Director of the OMEGA Centre Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK.

Prof. Dr. Nico Grove

Assistant Professor for Infrastructure Economics & Management Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany.

Dr. Franziska Hasselmann

Director of Studies CAS MIA, Switzerland. Academic Advisor, Global Infrastructure Initiative and The Future of Construction, Co-Chair of Life-Cycle Performance, World Economic Forum, Switzerland.

Lukas Häusermann (CAS MIA Participant 2016_17)

IWB, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Dirk Meissner

Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge / Department of Educational Programmes, National Research University Higher School of Economics, RUS.

Dr. Aris Pantelias

Course Director, MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance, The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment. UK.

Dr. Kurt Rüegg

ehem. Präsident, Schweizerischer Verein des Gas und Wasserfaches (SVGW), Schweiz

Prof. Dr. Peter Schegner

Professur für Elektroenergieversorgung, Institut für elektrische Energieversorgung und Hochspannungstechnik (IEEH), Technische Universität Dresden, Deutschland

Christian Schorn

Director of Technological Innovation, EnBW Regional AG. Author ‹Asset Management für Infrastrukturanlagen – Energie und Wasser» Springerverlag, 2011, Germany.

Dr. Heiko Spitzer

CEO entellgenio GmbH

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle

Professor of Logistics Management University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Andrew Truscott

Head of Infrastructure investment funds Europe, J.P. Morgan, London, UK.


Urs Grunicke (UHG Consult & CAS MIA HSG 2016), Lukas Häussermann (IWB & CAS MIA HSG 2016), Thierry Pulver (SBB & CAS MIA HSG 2016), Olivier Stössel (VSE & CAS MIA HSG 2016).

und andere

CEO L&D IM GmbH & Director of Studies CAS MIA

Franziska Hasselmann


Phone: +41 76 203 11 95


  • PhD. infrastructure management, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Certificates & examinations electrical engineering, energy economics, machine engineering, philosophy of technology, remote sensing & GIS, TU Dresden, Germany
  • BA (hons) Business Studies with Systems Practice, The Open University Business School (Royal Charter, Triple Crown), UK
  • MBA Technology Management with Corporate Finance, The Open University Business School (Royal Charter, Triple Crown), UK


  • Academy of Management
  • Global Academic Advisor on ‘Global Infrastructure Initiative’ (World Economic Forum)
  • Global Academic Advisor on ‘The Future of Construction’ (World Economic Forum)
  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Infrastructure Asset Management (ICE Publishing)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Management Decision, Energy Policy, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Academy of Management


  • Hasselmann, F. (2018) Chair of Special Issue ‘Integrated Infrastructure Asset Management Solutions’, Journal of Managing Infrastructure Assets, ICE Publishing
  • Hasselmann, F. (forthcoming) ‚Integrated Infrastructure Asset Management Solutions’. Journal of Managing Infrastructure Assets
  • Hasselmann, F. (10.02.2016), Sprecher im Science Center der Maintenance Schweiz 2016, ‘Vielfalt als Zukunft der Instandhaltung’.
  • Hasselmann, F. (2015) The ISO 55 000 Asset Management Standard: what is in for rocket sciences ? International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable
  • Hasselmann, F. & WEF (2015) Strategic Infrastructure Report Phase III: Mitigating Risk. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Hasselmann, F. (10.11.2015), Invited Speaker on Personal Development in Asset Management, ICE Conference on Asset Management, London, UK
  • Hasselmann, F. & WEF (2014). Strategic Infrastructure Report Phase II: Steps to Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Hasselmann, F. (2013) Cross-asset management and infrastructure system transitions: findings from traffic and energy sector transitions. Presentation conference “Energy Systems in Transition: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Contributions”, 9th – 11th of October 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Hasselmann, F. (2013) “Differences in scopes of action among spatial scales of a spatial transition: appraising rich pictures in empirical research on environmental and infrastructure governance”. Poster at symposium on “Scale in Environmental Governance: Power Reconfiguration, Democratic Legitimacy and Institutional (Mis-) Fit” at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, 7-8 March 2013.
  • Seidl, R., Brand F., Le B. & Hasselmann, F. (2012). Societal Regime Shifts. Thresholds in human-environment systems. Poster presented at the Opening seminar Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies, University of Groningen, 15 June 2012.
  • Hasselmann, F. (2011): Systems thinking. In N. Cohen, & P. Robbins (Eds.), The SAGE References Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future: Green business: An A-to-Z guide. (pp. 502-505). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.
  • Hasselmann, F. (Ed.)(2011): Kritische Infrastrukturen: Vulnerabilität, Raum und sozio-technische Komplexität – Einführung zum Themenheft. Geogr. Helv. 66, 2: 74-75.
  • Hasselmann, F. (2011): “Infrastrukturplanung” und “Schutz kritischer Infrastrukturen” in der Schweiz: explorative Studie zur Heterogenität der kollektiven und diskursiven Steuerung einer Ambivalenz. Geogr. Helv. 66, 2: 76-83.
  • Hasselmann, F., Csaplovics, E., Falconer, I., Bürgi, M., Hersperger, A.M. (2010), Technological driving forces of LUCC: Conceptualization, quantification, and the example of urban power distribution networks. Land Use Policy 27: 628-637
  • Reddy, B.S., Assenza, G.B., Assenza, D., Hasselmann, F. (2009), Energy efficiency and climate change: conserving power for a sustainable future, New Delhi, Sage. 349 S
  • Mann, S., Mittenzwei, K. and Hasselmann, F. (2013): The importance of succession on business growth: A case study of family farms in Switzerland and Norway. Yearbook of Socio-economics in Agriculture.

Unveröffentlichte, peer-reviewed Arbeitspapiere

  • ‚Review of the innovation management approach of an international consulting and solutions provider in industrial asset management for a technological innovation project in structural health monitoring: the case of EVETM Solution and OXAND’
  • ‚Risks to innovation project success in open source environments: the case of electric vehicle manufacturers’
  • Technology Road-Mapping: capability planning road map for emerging technologies in infrastructure asset management’
  • ‚Assessment of dynamic capability for technology in Managing Infrastructure Asset Organizations’
  • ‚The meaning of technology and technology strategy: case study of a Swiss total service operator and its asset management function’
  • ‚Integrated technology strategy formation for infrastructure asset management organizations’

Industry Relations

Several research, inbound marketing, and administration people support us and can be reached – are reaching out – occassionally via that e-mail address.


University Hosts

The CAS MIA – Infrastructure Asset Management – profession is an emerging profession. There is no single professor that can deliver all the knowledge that must be covered. Revisiting concepts and teaching by professors and other academics for the CAS MIA profession takes time. Further, the MIA profession is small and only rarely Universities establish own professor positions. University hosts dedicate themselves for about two years to the advancement of the MIA profession and are awarded for this by the CAS MIA organization. University hosts – for example – review their teaching material based on CAS MIA participants feedback. Most often University hosts are highly accredited and deliver – MBA level – business functions lectures, such as corporate finance or performance management.

Alumni Speaker


Frank Harlacher
Projektleiter L-/H-Gas Umstellung / Project Manager L-/H-Gas Conversion
Open Grid Europe GmbH
Kallenbergstraße 5

45141 Essen

Software Partner

Avantum AG


General Electric (GE)