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The Board of Directors consists of 14 members and the current chair is Leif-Arne Langøy. The current vice-chairman is Wolfhart Hauser. In accordance with the shareholders agreement, three of the members of the Board shall be appointed by Mayfair and six members by DNV Holding. The shareholders have agreed that the chair is to be elected in accordance with appointment by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS, and vice-chair is to be elected in accordance with appointments by Mayfair. The directors are elected for two years terms or until removed by the general meeting. 

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Board committees
The Board has set up two permanent working committees, the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. The Committee members are appointed by and from among the Board members.

The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee acts as a counselling and preparatory committee on matters regarding the Board’s supervisory function with respect to financial reporting, internal control, compliance, risk management and statutory audits.

The Committee consists of three members:

  • Sami Badarani (Chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen 
  • Liselott Kilaas

  • May-Kirsti Enger (Secretary)

The Audit Committee’s mandate and tasks are set out in the Board’s instructions for the Audit Committee.

The Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee acts as a counselling and preparatory committee on matters regarding employment terms and conditions for the Chief Executive Officer, management development and succession planning for senior executives, and other matters involving compensation policies and strategies. The Compensation Committee consists of:

  • Leif-Arne Langøy (Chair of the Compensation Committee)
  • Morten Ulstein
  • Wolfhart Hauser
  • Markus Wandt

  • Cecilie Heuch (Secretary) 

The Compensation Committee’s mandate and tasks are set out in the Board’s instructions for the Compensation Committee. DNV GL does not have a corporate assembly.