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DNV GL announces new leadership for Maritime division

DNV GL announces new leadership for Maritime division
DNV GL has today announced two new appointments, with Tor Svensen named as group executive vp and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen replacing Svensen as ceo of Maritime.  

Ørbeck-Nilssen served as coo and senior vp of DNV GL’s Maritime business area since the merger of Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd in 2013. As Maritime ceo, Ørbeck-Nilssen will continue to operate out of the company’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

The promotion of Tor Svensen follows his tenure as ceo and president of DNV GL’s maritime division since before the merger in 2003. According to DNV GL, the new group evp will “focus on developing customer relationships and strategic projects for the DNV GL Group.”

Svensen spoke highly of Ørbeck-Nilssen following the announcement. “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.”

Ørbeck-Nilssen said: “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 Svensen for his excellent contribution. Also, I look forward to his continued support and engagement with maritime customers.”

The staff change follows the appointment of Remi Eriksen as the new president and ceo in May, set to take over from outgoing ceo Henrik Madsen in August.

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