Dr. Lynn S. Beedle, the founder of the Council, became the first Chairman in 1969. Since then, the CTBUH has enjoyed the leadership and direction of a number of prominent tall building professionals in the role of CTBUH Chair.

2014 – 2017
David Malott
Founder and CEO
AI.
New York City, USA
2011 – 2014
Timothy Johnson
Design Partner
NBBJ
New York City, USA
2009 – 2011
Sang Dae Kim
Professor
Korea University
Seoul, Korea
2006 – 2009
David Scott
Lead Structural Director
Laing O`Rourke
London, UK
2001 – 2006
Ron Klemencic
Chairman & CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Seattle, USA
 
1997 – 2001
Shankar Nair
Teng & Associates
Chicago, USA
1993 – 1996
Gilberto do Valle
Projest Consultoria e Projetos Ltda
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1990 – 1993
Ignacio Martin
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1985 – 1990
Leslie Robertson
Leslie E. Robertson Associates
New York City, USA
1982 – 1985
John Rankine
Rankine & Hill Consulting Engineers
Sydney, Australia
 
1979 – 1982
Fazlur Khan
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Chicago, USA
Duiliu Sfintesco
1976 – 1979
Duiliu Sfintesco
Paris, France
1969 – 1976
Lynn Beedle
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, USA