DNV GL appoints Remi Eriksen as group president and CEO

(OSLO) — The board of directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new group president and CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on Aug. 1.

Since October 2014, the board of directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process to find and appoint the new DNV GL Group president and CEO due to the planned retirement of Madsen. Candidates from many countries, both inside and outside of the organization, and both men and women, have been reviewed.

Leif-Arne Langoy, chairman of the board of DNV GL Group, said: “On behalf of the board, I am very pleased to announce that Remi Eriksen has accepted the position as DNV GL’s new group president and CEO. Eriksen has a solid track-record in leading positions within the company for two decades. He has gained extensive international experience in the oil and gas, maritime, and renewable energy industries, and has led our operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas. His success in these positions led him to his current role as DNV GL Group chief operating officer. In addition to his strong performance in managing the integration of DNV and GL, Eriksen has deep knowledge of our core markets and key industry technologies. Not least, he has displayed an acknowledged ability to foresee industry challenges and drive responsive solutions.”

Eriksen said: “I am very humble and thankful for the opportunity to lead this company I have worked for the past 22 years. We now see challenging market developments in both the maritime and oil and gas industries. DNV GL will not remain unaffected, but I have strong confidence in our ability to constantly improve and develop our services. Even in tough markets, there will be a need for expert advice and services that can help improve efficiency, qualify new cost-effective technologies, and that can help drive standardization of specifications and work processes — just to mention a few examples. In the energy sector and the business assurance market, I expect positive development in the next few years."

By Professional Mariner Staff