Board of Directors' Profiles

01 JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS

Norwegian Born: 1954

Title
Vice Chair

Position:
Board pluralist

Education:
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 1979 and IMD PED 1991

Member of the board:
Since 2019

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; Ericsson AB; Handelsbanken AB; Chairman of Statnett SF

02 LASSE KRISTOFFERSEN

Norwegian Born: 1972

Position:
President and CEO, Torvald Klaveness; Various board positions in daughter companies of Torvald Klaveness

Education:
Executive Manager Program, INSEAD, Paris, 2004. Senior Manager Program, IMD, Lausanne, 2002–2003. MSc Naval architecture and marine engineering, NTH, 1995.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; President and CEO; Various board positions in daughter companies of Torvald Klaveness Group; President / Chairman of Norwegian Shipowners’ Association; Board member and Vice President of ICS

03 BIRGIT AAGAARD-SVENDSEN

Danish Born: 1956

Position:
Independent Board professional

Education:
Constructional Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark, 1980. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 1985. Misc. executive program at IESE, Barcelona. IMD, Lausanne. INSEAD, Paris.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Deputy Chair Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB, Audit Committee Chair in Prosafe SE, Aker Solution AS, Seadrill Ltd. and West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Ass., Board member Otto Mønsted A/S, Reapplix A/S, Axis Offshore Pte. Ltd, Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas and Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

04 SILVIJA SERES

Norwegian (originally Hungarian and Yugoslavian) Born: 1970

Position:
Independent Investor and Board Member

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.

Member of the board:
Since 2017

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS; NRK; Academedia AB; Ruter AS; Chairman Rikstoto; Owner of Technorocks AS; President of Polytechnic Society of Norway; Corporate Assembly Member of Telenor ASA; Advisory Board of Digital Norway

05 INGVILD SAETHER

Norwegian Born: 1968

Position
President and CEO, Altera Infrastructure

Education
Shipping Management, Agder University, 1990. General Course at London School of Economics and Political Science, 1993. Executive Master Shipping Management, NHO, NTNU, UiO (final thesis not complete), 1998. Advanced Management Programme, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Member of the board:
Since 2020

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS, Altera Infrastructure L.P

06 JON EIVIND THRANE

Norwegian Born: 1961

Position:
Head of Group IT office, DNV

Education:
MSc Applied Physics, Trondheim

Member of the board:
Since 2018

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

07 NINA IVARSEN

Norwegian Born: 1962

Position:
Chair of VEFF and Head of Global Employee Forum, DNV

Education:
Master of Management, Stavanger University; a number of courses from other universities, incl. University of Denver, US, and a PhD programme in Psychology from the University of Oslo. Digital Leadership course with INSEAD

Member of the board:
Since 2016

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

08 CHRISTIAN VENDERBY

Danish Born: 1969

Position:
EVP Head of Service, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Education:
B.S. HD-Finance, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 1994. FLS General Leadership Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, 1999. General Management Program, INSEAD, Paris, 2006.Vestas Executive Leadership Program, IMD, Lausanne, 2008

Member of the board:
Since 2020

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Chairman of Utopus Insight, USA. Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

09 CLEMENS KEUER

German Born: 1959

Position:
Chair of German Works Council, DNV

Education:
MSc in Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Member of the board:
Since 2013

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

10 DAVID MCKAY

British Born: 1963

Position:
Chief Surveyor Offshore / Director of Projects, North America, DNV

Education:
BSc in Naval Architecture, University of Strathclyde, 1985

Member of the board:
Since 2019

Directorship(s) outside DNV:
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas; Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

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