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Christopher Andrew Austin Higman

Christopher Andrew Austin Higman, Welsh, South African, German engineering executive. Chartered engineer Council Engineering Institutions, London, European engineer European Federation National Engineering Associations.

Background

  • Higman, Christopher Andrew Austin was born on November 30, 1944 in Llandrindod Wells, Wales. Arrived in Germany, 1974. Son of Bryan and Mary Ethelwyn (Tanner) Higman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Queen's College, Oxford, England, 1966. Master of Science, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976.

    Career

    • Mechanical engineer Rand Water Board, Johannesburg, 1966-1969. Project engineer Stewarts and Lloyds of South Africa Ltd., 1969-1973, Dorman Long Africa Ltd., Johannesburg, 1974, IPI Contractors AG, Frankfurt, Germany, 1974-1975, Lurgi AG, Frankfurt, since 1975, vice president gas technology, since 1994. Visiting lecturer College Petroleum and Energy Studies, Oxford, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered engineer Council Engineering Institutions, London, European engineer European Federation National Engineering Associations.

    Works

    • Patentee method of treating vanadium-containing residue. Contributor articles to professional publications, including Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Zwischen Main und Taunus.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Freie Demokratische Partei

    Membership

    Deputy chairman Association Foreigner's Councils in Hessen, 1990-1994. Member Ausläanderbeirat, Schwalbach, 1989-1995. Europa-Beauftragter, Freie Demokratische Partei, Main-Taunus-Kreis, Germany, since 1994.

    Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institute Mechanical Engineering.

    Personality

    Interests

    Intercultural understanding in the community.

    Connections

    • Married Patience Jane Carr, March 30, 1968. Children: Suzanna, Natasha, Victoria.
    • father: Bryan Higman
    • mother: Mary Ethelwyn (Tanner) Higman
    • spouse: Patience Jane Carr
    • children: Suzanna Higman
    • Natasha Higman
    • Victoria Higman
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    Born November 30, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Queen's College
    • 1976
      University Witwatersrand
    • 1966 - 1969
      Mechanical engineer, Rand Water Board
      Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1969 - 1973
      project engineer, Stewarts and Lloyds of South Africa Limited
    • 1974
      project engineer, Stewarts and Lloyds of South Africa Limited
      Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1975
      project engineer, Stewarts and Lloyds of South Africa Limited
      Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany