My name is Stefan Schmitt (Dipl.-Ing. FH, equivalent to B.Sc.) and already in the final year of my civil engineer studies, in 1989, I joined Lahmeyer International. Then after studies, I was firmly employed in LI’s Department for Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures Design as a Design Engineer.
Over the years I gained experience in working on many dam, hydropower, pumped storage and water transfer projects in Germany and overseas. From starting with LI, I spent more than 13 years abroad, mostly in Africa and Asia. The last projects, mostly of large scale, saw me in the role of a Chief Design Engineer, leading design teams on long-term assignments.
Storage and transfer of water and its use for power generation have always fascinated me – exactly the elements needed to improve livelihood of people.