Executive Insight

Remi Eriksen to be new group CEO at DNV GL

The board of directors of DNV GL Group recently appointed Remi Eriksen new group president and CEO. He succeeds Henrik O. Madsen, who will retire Aug. 1.

Since October 2014, the board has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process. Candidates from many countries, both inside and outside the organization, have been reviewed.

“Eriksen has a solid track record in leading positions within the company for two decades, said Leif-Arne Langøy, chairman of the board of DNV GL Group. “He has gained extensive international experience in the oil and gas, maritime and renewable energy industries and has led our operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas. His success in these positions led him to his current role as DNV GL group chief operating officer. In addition to his strong performance in managing the integration of DNV and GL, Eriksen has deep knowledge of our core markets and key industry technologies. Not least, he has displayed an acknowledged ability to foresee industry challenges and drive responsive solutions.

“I am also glad that after a thorough executive search and selection process, the best candidate is found among our own people. This will ensure the continuity of the company’s values, culture and strategic direction. I really look forward to working with Remi Eriksen in the next phase of DNV GL’s development.”