Henrik O. Madsen will step down as CEO of DNV GL in order to retire. From August 1st, COO at DNV GL, Remi Eriksen, will take over as chief executive, DNV GL tells ShippingWatch.
According to the communications department at DNV GL, the replacement is taking place undramatically, as Henrik O. Madsen announced his departure and retirement well in advance. Since 2006, Madsen has been the CEO of DNV GL, previously DNV, and he was in charge of the merger with GL, which last year turned the company into DNV GL. Henrik O. Madsen holds a degree in engineering and before entering the private market, he has held positions including professor at Denmark's Technical University. In the middle of May, Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as a new member of the UN Global Compact Board, which is the world's largest volunteer-based sustainability initiative.