Board of Directors

It is widely recognized that it is the people themselves who make the greatest impact on the success of an organization. Currently, eight individuals from shareholder organizations are sharing their experience and giving support to make the BBR Network even stronger and even more successful.

Marcel Poser - Chairman (Tectus Group)

Marcel Poser is a business strategist and technology innovator, experienced in global commercialization and startups across multiple industries. He is CEO of Tectus Group, a family-owned, multinational business headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has diverse operations and investments across a variety of market segments ranging from engineering and construction, to digital health, to entertainment and lifestyle.
Marcel also serves in leadership positions for several Tectus Group companies. Additionally, he is the founding partner and director of Tectus Dreamlab Pte. Ltd., a cross-functional research center in Fusionopolis, Singapore, and leads various research and development projects in IoT, virtual and augmented reality and construction engineering productivity.
Marcel earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Zurich University of Applied Sciences and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. In 2016 Marcel became only the 30th alumni of the University of Texas at Austin, that has been recognized with the prestigious Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award.
He began his career in the field of construction engineering, working on tunnels and bridges in Switzerland, the European Union, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the United States. In 2002, he joined Tectus as project manager at the BBR Group, where he subsequently served as CEO of BBR VT International from 2006 to 2011 and spearheaded the development of the world’s largest construction engineering franchise, BBR Network.
José Manuel Illescas - Vice Chairman (FCC)

José Manuel has been a Board Member of BBR PTE since 2008 and heads FCC’s construction machinery division.
He started his career in 1985 and worked for a number of leading Spanish construction companies, where he gained experience and developed expertise in the field of bridge technology and the construction of other concrete structures. By the early 1990s, he was fully engaged in post-tensioning activities and special construction techniques and, in 2004, became CEO of BBR PTE.
José Manuel holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the ETS for Industrial Engineers in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he specialized in Mechanics-Construction.
Romano Fanconi - Board Member (Tectus Group)

Romano Fanconi heads the Finance, Administration and Legal Department of the Tectus Group. Romano joined Tectus Group in 1995 and has gained profound experience in all aspects of international finance and transactions. He has served as Corporate Secretary of ITI Group, the leading Polish Media and Entertainment Group, for the past 20 years. As part of the ITI Group, Romano contributed to building several international ventures, M&A and international capital market transactions, mainly in the high yield area, including the sale of Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster TVN Group to Scripps Networks International. Within the Tectus Group, Romano is a board member of Proceq S.A., a leading NDT specialist, BBR VT International and alternate board member in publically listed BBR Holdings (S) Ltd. Romano is also a founding partner in Metaverse Holdings Ltd., a virtual reality company specialized in virtual live event experiences. Romano is a board member of Icelandic Water Holdings, producer and distributor of one of the purest bottled waters, Icelandic Glacial. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the School of Economics and Administration in Lucerne. Romano speaks English, German and French.
Svein Finstad - Board Member (KB Group)

Svein is an aspirant engineer who has more than 35 years in leading construction industry positions in Scandinavia. He is the CEO of Spennteknikk International AS, parent company of KB Vorspann-Technik, KB Spennteknikk and BBR Polska. In addition, Svein is Chairman of BBR Polska (Poland), KB Vorspann-Technik (Germany) and KB Vorspann-Technik (Austria).
Bernd Hilger - Board Member (KB Group)

After an economic-founded education Bernd began his career working on building sites as a commercial project manager, where he started developing his skills in on-site resource management.
In 1993 he became Branch manager of ED. ZÜBLIN AG in Freising/Germany where he quickly expanded his abilities in strategic, organisation, contracting, legal contract items, accounting and costing.
Next step in 1996 was changing to PORR in Salzburg/Austria, being member of the local management team and managing a number of companies. At this time he got in touch with VORSPANN-TECHNIK first time.
In 2001 he moved to PORR Munich where he manages the civil engineering group of PORR in Germany until to date as well as he became CFO of VORSPANN-TECHNIK in Salzburg and Munich.
Bernd was born 1961 and raised in the south of Munich where he still lives today. He is married to his wife Barbara since 1989.
Tore Thorstensen - Board Member (KB Group)

CEO of KB Gruppen Kongsvinger AS, Norway’s largest family-owned building and construction company. Working chairman of the board of Plantasjen, where he served as CEO from 1993 to 2004. Previously 18 years with Dyno Industrier, the final years as executive vice president.
Bruno Valsangiacomo-Brandestini - Board Member (Tectus Group)

Bruno Valsangiacomo is a successful entrepreneur and multi-industrialist. He is Founding Shareholder and Executive Chairman of ITI Group. Since its formation in 1991, ITI Group built the largest broadcasting, media and entertainment group in Poland, and its core company, publicly listed TVN Group, was sold to Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in 2015. Bruno is Executive Chairman of the Tectus Group, which he has led since 2000, expanding the group’s focus from construction, engineering and real estate to new technologies in media, consumer and biomedical markets. Since 1997 Bruno has been a Director of BBR Holdings (S) Ltd as well as a Board Member of other Tectus Group associated companies. He is founder of Tectus Dreamlab Pte Ltd, a cross-functional research centre in Fusionopolis, Singapore, leading various next-generation initiatives to serve global markets in partnership with Singapore research and government agencies. Bruno is also a founding partner of Metaverse Holdings Ltd, a virtual reality company specialised in virtual live event experiences, NeuroPro Ltd, a company developing next generation tools for applied brain science and The Brain Forum, an independent charitable foundation dedicated to helping fulfil the potential of brain science to benefit humanity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the School of Economics and Administration in Zurich. Bruno speaks English, German, Italian and French.

Tectus Group (Switzerland)

The Tectus Group (www.tectusgroup.com) was founded in 1944 and is a family-owned multi-national conglomerate.

KB Group (Norway)

The KB Group - purely a holding and property company - is the largest family-owned building and construction company in Norway.

Shaping strategy

"Being both a BBR Network Member and a BBR VT International Ltd shareholder offers many advantages - to us and the rest of the BBR Network. As a shareholder, we are able to contribute to the shaping and development of BBR strategy based on our real market feedback we gain as a BBR Network Member."

Svein Finstad - CEO
Spennteknikk Internatinal, Norway