New DNV Maritime appointments

Hamburg, Germany-based DNV has appointed Torgeir Sterri as its new Offshore Classification Director for DNV Maritime, effective March 1st 2023. Lucas Ribeiro, former Area Manager for Iberia, Italy and Malta, will succeed Sterri as Regional Manager for West Europe.

In his new role, Sterri will be based in Norway, heading up the global Offshore Class organization. This comprises more than 130 employees based primarily in Norway and Singapore. He succeeds Geir Fuglerud, who has been appointed CEO of DNV’s Supply Chain & Product Assurance business area.

A naval architect, Torgeir Sterri graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has held a variety of managerial positions in DNV, including assignments as Regional Manager for West Europe (since 2018), Greater China (2013 to 2017) and Central Europe (2010 to 2013).

Lucas Ribeiro, the new Regional Manager for West Europe, has worked in DNV for the past 35 years, holding different positions in South America, Asia, and Europe. Prior to his role as Area Manager for Iberia, Italy and Malta, Mr Ribeiro headed the Quality & Production team in the Benelux region, and later was Area Manager for Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand & Brunei.