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Wolfhart Gunnar Hauser (born 5 December 1949) is a German businessman, the executive chairman of FirstGroup, and was the chief executive of Intertek, a British multinational inspection, product testing and certification company, from 2005 to 2015.

Wolfhart Hauser
Wolfhart Gunnar Hauser

(1949-12-05) 5 December 1949 (age 69)
Munich, Germany
EducationLudwig Maximilian University of Munich
Technical University Munich
Years active1975–present
TitleExecutive Chairman, FirstGroup

Hauser has a master's degree in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and a doctorate from Technical University Munich.[1]

Hauser wrote his dissertation on the prevention of ski injuries, and went on to develop a ski binding that was certified by international quality organisations - his ski binding remains an ISO standard.[2] Hauser was the chief executive of Intertek from March 2005 to 16 May 2015,[3][4] and a non-executive director at Logica since 1 January 2007.[5]

In July 2016, Hauser became the chairman of FirstGroup.[6]


  1. ^ "Stocks - Bloomberg". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Dynamics of market set quality standards: Wolfhart Hauser". The Economic Times. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Directorate Change: André Lacroix to become Chief Executive in May 2015" (Press release). Intertek Group plc. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ Treanor, Jill (15 May 2015). "Incoming Intertek chief forgoes bonus after shareholder backlash". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Wolfhart Hauser: Executive profile and biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  6. ^ "FirstGroup appoints Intertek Group boss to replace John McFarlane as chairman - Telegraph". Retrieved 9 September 2016.