DNV GL names Jon Fredrik Baksaas as chair

Norwegian class business DNV GL has appointed Jon Fredrik Baksaas as its new chair of the board, replacing Leif-Arne Langøy, who is stepping down after nine years. Baksaas, formerly CEO of Telenor, had previously worked at DNV GL for six years. He has also served as member of the DNV Council for 12 years.

Lasse Kristoffersen, the CEO and president of Torvald Klaveness, will take over as vice-chair. Kristoffersen has been a member of the DNV GL board since 2017, and is also previously an employee of the company.

Also appointed to the DNV GL board are Ingvild Sæther and Christian Venderby.