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Thursday, October 29, 2020 

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, the former CEO of Telenor, has been appointed as DNV GLs new Chair of the board.

Baksaas previously worked with DNV for six years up to 1985.  He served as member of the DNV Council for 12 years.  His knowledge of DNV GL’s history and purpose along with his leadership experience are said to make him the ideal Chair at a time when DNV GL and its customers are navigating complex digital and decarbonisation transformations.

Baksaas said: “DNV GL is a company that is well positioned to take a role as trusted voice to tackle the global transformations the world is facing. During the COVID-10 pandemic the company has shown that the investments in digitalization have helped to continuously serve its customers through smart digital solutions like remote surveys and remote audits. I look forward to continue the good work that DNV GL has achieved and to work with the Board and DNV GL colleagues on the ambitious goals in the years to come.”

Current board member Lasse Kristoffersen will take over as Vice Chair, while new board members appointed are Ingvild Sæther, President and CEO of Altera Infrastructure (formerly known as Teekay Offshore), and Christian Venderby, EVP of wind expert Vestas.

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