Catherine Hunt Ryan
President, Manufacturing and Technology
Catherine Hunt Ryan is the president of Bechtel’s manufacturing and technology business, with responsibility for the worldwide markets of design, construction, and project delivery for semiconductors, electric vehicles, synthetic materials, and data centers. Catherine has two decades of EPC industry experience in energy, infrastructure, and water sectors. At Bechtel, she has held key project development, project management, and executive leadership roles. Before leading the Manufacturing and Technology business, Catherine was the chief financial officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., responsible for leading the finance organization, which includes Bechtel Enterprises and the corporate planning, treasury, tax, and shared service functions. Catherine joined Bechtel in 2007, initially working in Bechtel Enterprises, the company’s project development, investment, and financing services group. Catherine transitioned to Bechtel Energy in 2013 and was the project controls and commercial lead of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction project. She became the CFO of the Energy business in 2016 and became the CFO of Bechtel Group in 2018. Before joining Bechtel, Catherine worked at the World Bank’s Infrastructure Economics and Finance unit with a focus on contract design and economic regulation for private investment in power and water utilities. Catherine earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School. She is on the board of the Bechtel Group as well as educational institutions including the Stanford Construction Institute and Beauvoir School. Catherine lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.