DNV GL appoints Klas Bendrik as chief digital transformation officer

(HOVIK, Norway) — Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL as chief digital transformation officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Starting on Sept. 1, Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Hovik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.

"Digitalization is central to our strategy," Eriksen said. "DNV GL invests 5 percent of its revenue on research, development and innovation, and now more than 60 percent of this is dedicated to our digital transformation. I am confident that Klas Bendrik will help us to leverage the full potential of operating in an increasingly digital world.”

At the beginning of the year, DNV GL established a dedicated Digital Solutions organization by consolidating its digital business across the group, headed by Elisabeth Heggelund Torstad, CEO DNV GL-Digital Solutions. Digital Solutions is now one of five business areas within DNV GL. Digital Transformation, a newly established group function, will support the whole organization on its digital transformation journey and will have a strong focus on creating value for DNV GL’s customers.  

DNV GL has reached several milestones on its digital roadmap over the past year, including the launch of the data management platform Veracity, and the transfer of 90 000 certificates to a private blockchain, being the first in the certification industry to leverage this technology.  

Bendrik joins DNV GL from Gartner, where he held the role of executive partner and vice president heading up Sweden and Denmark for research  and services. Before that, he held several executive positions at Volvo Car Group, including senior vice president of IT and chief information officer. Bendrik holds a degree in business administration from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

By Professional Mariner Staff