Board of Directors

For DNV GL Group AS

Jon Fredrik Baksaas (Chair)

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 1954 
Position: Professional Board member
Member of the DNV GL Board since: June 2019 

Education: NHH Norwegian School Of Economics, International Institute for Management Development

Directorships outside DNV GL: Chairman Statnett, Ericsson AS, Chairman Cloudberry Capital AS, Svenska Handelsbanken AB, Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas, Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Jon Fredrik Baksaas
Jon Fredrik Baksaas

Lasse Kristoffersen (Vice Chair)

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

Directorships outside DNV GL: President, CEO and various board positions in daughter companies Torvald Klaveness Group, Vice president/Vice Chairman of the Board Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, Board member Ulsteingruppen, European Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), Stiftelsen Det norske Veritas and Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Lasse Kristoffersen
Lasse Kristoffersen

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

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 and Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

Jon Eivind Thrane
Jon Eivind Thrane

David G. McKay

Nationality: British 
Born: 1963
Position: Chief Surveyor Offshore North America, DNV GL
Education: B. Sc. Naval Architecture, University of Strathclyde, 1985 
Appointed by and from DNV GL employees worldwide - except Europe 
Member of the board since: June 2019

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

David G. McKay
David G. McKay

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

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

Birgit Aagaard Svendsen
Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

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

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

Silvija Seres
Silvija Seres

Christian Venderby 

Nationality: Danish
Year born: 1969  
Position: Executive Vice President, Service, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS 
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2020

Education: Business Program at IMD (International Institute for Management Development) (CH) 2008; General Management Program at CEDEP (European Center for Executive Development) (FR) 2004-2005; Copenhagen Business School, Finance (DK) 1990-1994

Directorships outside DNV GL: Chair Utopus Insights Inc

Christian Venderby
Christian Venderby

Ingvild Sæther 

Nationality: Norwegian
Year born: 1968
Position: CEO of Altera Infrastructure Group
Appointed by Det Norske Veritas Holding AS 
Member of the DNV GL Board since: 2020

Education: University in Agder, London School of Economics, 2 year Executive MBA program in Shipping management from NHH/NTNU

Directorships outside DNV GL: Altera Group companies

Ingvild Saether
Ingvild Sæther