Jacob Ruiter has started as Director Benelux for DNV GL - Energy (previously known as KEMA). In his new function he will be responsible for the services of 280 energy experts in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Jacob started his career at Schlumberger in Africa and had various management positions at Weatherford, Lloyd’s Register and Essent. In the past 6 years he was Managing Director Business to Business at Essent. Jacob has a M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from Delft University of Technology and holds an MBA degree from Rotterdam School of Management.
“We are happy Jacob joins DNV GL. His long experience in the energy industry and proven leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are important for the growth of our company in this region”, says David Walker, CEO DNV GL – Energy, “As KEMA we have built a strong position in transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. As DNV GL we now also have 1,000 experts in wind and solar from legacy Garrad Hassan, GL and DNV. I am convinced that Jacob is the right man to offer our broad expertise to our customers and accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy provision in the Netherlands and Belgium”.