Remi Eriksen appointed Group CEO at DNV GLCompany News // May 29, 2015
Remi Eriksen is to be DNV GL's new Group President and CEO.
The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President and CEO. He succeeds Henrik Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August.
Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process to find and appoint a new Group President and CEO. Candidates from many countries, both inside and outside of the organization, men and women, were considered.
Leif-Arne Langøy, Chairman of the Board of DNV GL Group, said: "Remi Eriksen has had a solid track-record in leading positions within the company for two decades. 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, Mr 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.”
Mr Eriksen said: "We see challenging market developments in both the maritime and oil and gas industries. DNV GL will not remain unaffected, but I have confidence in our ability to constantly improve and develop our services.
"Even in tough markets, there will be a need for expert advice and services that can help improve efficiency, qualify new cost-effective technologies, and that can help drive standardization of specifications and work processes – just to mention a few examples.
"In the energy sector and the business assurance market, I expect positive development in the next few years,” said Mr Eriksen. “I believe the future will be characterized by a very complex and fast-changing world and a period of slower global growth. However, the world economy is still on track to more than double in size over the next 40 years. I see a future where trusted independent parties are increasingly needed to enable safe and responsible business performance and sustainable value chains. In this context, DNV GL’s innovation capabilities, as well as our role as a standard setter and driver of joint industry collaborations, will be an increasingly relevant strength. It will be important for me that we continue our investments in people, R&D and innovation to develop new thinking, insights and solutions to the benefit of our customers and society."