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Johann Baar

Director Affordable Housing and Technology, Hilti Foundation

Johann Baar is a member of the Executive Board of the Hilti Foundation and heads their program area “Affordable Housing & Technology”.  In this role, he drives large-scale initiatives across the global south aiming to change how low-income families build and live. A priority is the development of technical solutions for better and safer homes.  

In 2019, Johann was appointed as a Trustee of the Base Bahay Foundation in Manila, Philippines. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Boards of Architecture in Development and the Urban Housing Partitioners Hub.   

Johann previously worked with the Robert Bosch Foundation where he established the Robert Bosch Academy as a space for international decision-makers to pursue confidential exchange on issues of global relevance. Earlier assignments include positions at the German Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   

Following his studies in Germany, Poland and Hungary, Johann obtained a Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.