DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen (photo: right) as Group Executive Vice President. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (photo: left) will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting 1 August 2015.
Ørbeck-Nilssen has since 2013 served as COO and Senior Vice President of DNV GL’s Maritime business area. He will now take on the new role as CEO and continue to operate out of the maritime headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.
“As a result of the merger between DNV and GL, we are now positioned to provide an enhanced set of benefits for our maritime customers. I look forward to lead our Maritime business and to ensure 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. Also, I look forward to his continued support and engagement with maritime customers,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
Tor E. Svensen has been the CEO and President of DNV GL - Maritime since 2003. In his new role as Group EVP he will support the Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen with particular focus on developing customer relationships and strategic projects for the DNV GL Group.
“Having worked closely with Knut the past two years in leading our Maritime business area, I am confident that he 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,” says Tor E. Svensen.
Group President and CEO of DNV GL Henrik O. Madsen, concludes: “I am pleased that Tor and Knut have accepted these key positions. I know them both as highly skilled leaders who are well recognized within the company, as well as among customers and authorities.”