Eriksen to succeed Madsen as CEO of DNV GL

Oslo: Classification society DNV GL has appointed Remi Eriksen (pictured) as its new CEO. He will take over from Henrik Madsen, who is retiring, on August 1.

Eriksen, currently COO of the merged class society, has been with DNV GL for the last 22 years. Madsen’s tenure as CEO saw him preside over the merger of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) in 2013.

DNV GL chairman Leif-Arne Langøy commented: “Eriksen has a deep knowledge of our core markets and on key industrial technologies. Not least, he has demonstrated a proven ability to anticipate challenges in the industry.”

The DNV GL announcement is the second class succession news this month. Richard Sadler has recently announced he will step down as CEO of UK class society, Lloyd’s Register, to be replaced by the society’s CFO, Alastair Marsh.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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