Brendan Bechtel

Chairman & CEO at Bechtel

Brendan Bechtel is chairman and chief executive officer of Bechtel Group, Inc.

Brendan first began working for the company during summer breaks in high school. After joining the company full time, he took on roles of increasing responsibility in field construction, project management, and executive leadership. He served as president and chief operating officer from 2014-2016, was named chief executive officer in September 2016, and was elected chairman in April 2017. Brendan is the fifth generation of the Bechtel family to lead the company.

Brendan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geography from Middlebury College. He also earned two master’s degrees from Stanford University: an MBA and an MSE in construction engineering and management.

Brendan serves on the boards of trustees for the National Geographic Society and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He also serves on the board of advisors for Fremont Group. Brendan is a member of the Business Roundtable, the American Society of Corporate Executives, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Brendan is based in the Washington, DC, area.



  • Chairman & CEO

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