Group role for DNV GL’s Svensen

12 Jun 2015

Popular and respected CEO of DNV GL – Maritime Tor Svensen has been appointed executive vice president of DNV GL Group, with former maritime COO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen taking the division’s top job.

Both appointments, reporting to incoming group president and CEO Remi Eriksen, are effective from 1 August.

Ørbeck-Nilssen said: “I look forward to leading our maritime business and to ensuring we remain the world’s leading classification society. I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Tor E. Svensen for his excellent contribution. I look forward to his continued support and engagement with maritime customers.”

Svensen, who has been the CEO and president of the maritime division since 2003, added: “I am confident that [Knut] has the technical insight, management skills and not least the support from his colleagues necessary to lead the maritime organization. I look forward to continue supporting him and our key customers in my new role.”

Outgoing group president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen said: “I am pleased that Tor and Knut have accepted these key positions. I know them both as highly skilled leaders who are well recognised within the company, as well as among customers and authorities.”

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