Board of Directors' Profiles

01 LEIF-ARNE LANGØY

Norwegian Born: 1956

Title
Chair

Position
Managing Director, LAPAS AS

Education
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

Member of the board:
Since 2010. Chair since 2011

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Chairman of Kværner ASA; Chairman of Sparebanken Møre; Vice Chairman of The Resource Group AS (TRG); Member of the Board of Farstad Shipping ASA; Chairman of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Chairman of Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

02 MORTEN ULSTEIN

Norwegian Born: 1953

Title
Vice Chair

Position:
Managing Director, Borgstein AS

Education:
Rolls Royce Business Leadership Program, 2000. Training programmes at IMD, Lausanne 1990–92. The University of Trondheim, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 1973–77

Member of the board:
Since 2011

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Chairman of the Island Offshore Group of companies; Vice Chairman of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Vice Chairman of Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Member of the Board of Directors of Norwegian Hull Club

03 BIRGIT AAGAARD-SVENDSEN

Danish Born: 1956

Position:
Professional Board member

Education:
Constructional Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark, 1980. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, 1985. INSEAD, Paris, 1988. IMD, Lausanne, 1998. IESE, Barcelona, 2001.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Audit Committee chairman in Prosafe SE; Aker Solutions AS and West of England Shipowners mutual Insurance Ass; board member in Otto Mønsted A/S; Copenhagen Malmö Port and Reapplix A/S

04 LISELOTT KILAAS

Norwegian Born: 1959

Position:
CEO, Aleris Group

Education:
MBA, IMD International; MSc in Math. Statistics

Member of the board:
Since 2016

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Orkla ASA; Norsk Hydro ASA; Folketrygdfondet; Peab AB; Nobina AB; Memira AB

05 CLEMENS KEUER

German Born: 1959

Position:
Chair of German Works Council, DNV GL

Education:
Degree in Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Member of the board:
Since 2013

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

06 NINA IVARSEN

Norwegian Born: 1962

Position:
Chair of VEFF and Head of Global Employee Forum, DNV GL

Education:
Master of Management, Stavanger University; a number of courses from other universities, incl. University of Denver, US, and a PhD programme in Psychology from the University of Oslo

Member of the board:
Since 2016

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

07 JON EIVIND THRANE

Norwegian Born: 1961

Position:
Head of Group IT office, DNV GL

Education:
MSc Applied Physics,

Member of the board:
Since 2018

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

08 NIKOLAOS PAPANIKOS

Greek Born: 1971

Position:
Key Account Manager, DNV GL

Education:
MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA, 1996

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

09 DA WEI TIAN

Chinese Born: 1972

Position:
Station Manager, DNV GL

Education:
Bachelor of Science (Naval Architecture), HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, 1994. Master of Science (Structural Analysis), Harbin Engineering University, 1997

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

10 LASSE KRISTOFFERSEN

Norwegian Born: 1972

Position:
President and CEO, Torvald Klaveness Group

Education:
Executive Manager Program, INSEAD, Paris, 2004. Senior Manager Program, IMD, Lausanne, 2002–2003. MSc Naval architecture and marine engineering, NTH, 1995.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; President and CEO; Various board positions in daughter companies of Torvald Klaveness Group; Vice President / Vice Chairman of Norwegian Shipowners’ Association; Board member of Ulsteingruppen; Board member of ECSA (European Shipowners’ Association); Board member of ICS

11 SILVIJA SERES

Norwegian (originally Hungarian and Yugoslavian) Born: 1970

Position:
Independent Investor and Board Member

Education:
Top Leadership Course at the Norwegian Defence College, Oslo, 2015. MBA Program, INSEAD, France and Singapore, 2013. PhD and MA in Mathematical Sciences, Oxford University, UK, 2001. MSc and BSc in Computer Science, University of Oslo, 1996.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV GL:
Board Member of the following: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Oslo Børs ASA; NRK; Academedia AB; Owner of Technorocks AS; President of Polyteknisk Forening; Corporate Assembly Member of Telenor ASA; Advisory Board of Digital Norway

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