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Jon Fredrik Baksaas appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the BoardJon Fredrik Baksaas, the former CEO of Telenor, has been appointed as DNV GL’s new Chair of the board.  Although best known for his thirteen-year tenure as CEO and President of the telecoms firm, Mr Baksaas started his career with DNV (as it was then known) and spent six years at the company before leaving in 1985. 
 
He has also served as member of the DNV Council for 12 years. Leif-Arne Langøy will step down as Chair of the Board, a position he has held since 2011.
 
Current board member Lasse Kristoffersen will take over as Vice Chair.  He brings a wealth of experience from the maritime industry and is currently the CEO and President of Torvald Klaveness Group.  He has been a member of the board since 2017 and previously spent eleven years working for DNV GL.
 
In addition, two new persons will join the board.  Ingvild Sæther is the President and CEO of Altera Infrastructure (formerly known as Teekay Offshore) and was part of the oil and gas industry’s representation on the DNV council. Christian Venderby will bring experience from the renewable energy sector to the board.  He has spent almost fifteen years with wind experts Vestas, and is currently its Executive Vice President, Service and previously held the roles of CFO and COO.
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