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Leif-Arne Langøy (Chair)

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 1956
Position: Managing Director LAPAS AS 
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2010, Chair since June 2011 

Education: Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 

Directorships outside DNV GL: Chair of Kværner ASA, Chair of Sparebanken Møre, Vice Chair of The Resource Group AS (TRG) and Member of the Board of Farstad Shipping ASA. Chair of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Chair of Det Norske Veritas Holding AS.

Leif-Arne Langøy
Leif-Arne Langøy

Clemens Keuer

Nationality: German
Born: 1959
Position: Chairperson of DNV GL SE Group Works Council
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees - Germany
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2013

Education: Degree in Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Directorships outside DNV GL: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas and Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Clemens Keuer
Clemens Keuer

Morten Ulstein

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 1953
Position: Managing Director of Borgstein AS 
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2011 

Education: Rolls Royce Business Leadership Program, 2000. Training programs at IMD, Lausanne. The University of Trondheim, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Master of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering 1973-77.

Directorships outside DNV GL: Chair of the Island Offshore Group of companies; Vice-Chair of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Vice-Chair of Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Member of the Board of Directors of Norwegian Hull Club.

Morten Ulstein
Morten Ulstein

Nina Ivarsen

Elected by: Norway
Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 1962 
Position: DNV GL Chairperson VEFF & Head of Global Employee Forum
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees - Norway
Member of the board since: August 2016

Education: Master of Management, Stavanger University; plus a number of courses from other universities including University of Denver, USA and PhD program in Psychology from the University of Oslo. 

Directorships outside DNV GL: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas and Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

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Nina Ivarsen

Jon Eivind Thrane

Elected by: Norway
Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 1961
Position: Head of Group IT office 
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees - Norway
Member of the board since: August 2018

Education: MSc Applied Physics, Trondheim 

Directorships outside DNV GL: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Jon Eivind Thrane
Jon Eivind Thrane

Liselott Kilaas

Nationality: Norwegian    
Born: 1959 
Position: CEO of Aleris Group 
Education: MBA, IMD International; MSc in Math. Statistics 
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS
Member of the board since: August 2016 

Directorships outside DNV GL: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Liselott Kilaas
Liselott Kilaas

Nikolaos Papanikos

Nationality: Greek
Year born: 1971
Position: Key Account Manager, DNV GL
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees - constituency Europe, excluding Norway and Germany
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2017

Education: Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA, 1996

Other directorship outside DNV GL: Board member - Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas. Board member – Det Norske Veritas Holding AS. 

Nikolaos Papanikos
Nikolaos Papanikos

Da Wei Tian

Nationality: Chinese
Year born: 1972
Position: Team Leader, Nanjing CMC & FiS/Principal Surveyor, DNV GL
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees - constituency worldwide, excluding Europe
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2017

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

Other directorship outside DNV GL: Board member - Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas. Board member – Det Norske Veritas Holding AS. 

Da Wei Tian
Da Wei Tian

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Nationality: Danish
Year born: 1956
Position: Professional Board member
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2017

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

Other directorship outside DNV GL: Board member - Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas and Board member – Det Norske Veritas Holding AS. Deputy Chairman - Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S. Audit Committee Chairman – Presafe SE. Board member – Otto Mønsted A/S. Board member – Axis Offshore Pte. Ltd. Audit Committee Chairman – West of England. Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Ass.

Birgit Aagaard Svendsen
Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Lasse Kristoffersen

Nationality: Norwegian
Year born: 1972
Position: President and CEO, Torvald Klaveness Group
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2017

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

Other directorship outside DNV GL: Board member - Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas. Board member – Det Norske Veritas Holding AS. President and CEO; Various board positions in daughter companies – Torvald Klaveness Group. Vice president / Vice Chairman of the Board – Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. Board member – Ulsteingruppen. Board member – ECSA (European Shipowners’ Association).

Lasse Kristoffersen
Lasse Kristoffersen

Silvija Seres

Nationality: Norwegian (originally Hungarian and Yugoslavian)
Year born: 1970
Position: Independent Investor and Board Member
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2017

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.

Other directorship outside DNV GL: Board member - Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas. Board member – Det Norske Veritas Holding AS. Oslo Børs ASA - Board Member. Eidsiva Energi AS - Board Member. Stiftelsen Kavli Fondet - Board Member. Syncron Intn’l AB - Board Member. Academedia AB - Board Member. NRK - Board Member. Technorocks AS - Owner. Polyteknisk Forening - President. Telenor ASA - Corporate Assembly Member. Digital21 - Committee Member. Digital Norway - Advisory Board.

Silvija Seres
Silvija Seres