DNV GL is structured into four business areas and one independent business unit.
In the maritime industry
DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

In the oil and gas industry
DNV GL is the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry. We provide consistent, integrated services within technical and marine assurance and advisory, risk management and offshore classification, to enable safe, reliable and enhanced performance in projects and operations. Together with our partners, we drive the industry forward by developing best practices and standards. Our people combine industry expertise, multi-disciplinary skills and innovation to solve complex challenges for our customers.

In the energy industry
DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our 3,000 energy experts support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

For business assurance
DNV GL is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries.

For software – our independent business unit
DNV GL is the world-leading provider of software for a safer, smarter and greener future in the energy, process and maritime industries. Our solutions support a variety of business critical activities including design and engineering, risk assessment, asset integrity and optimization, QHSE, and ship management. Our worldwide presence facilitates a strong customer focus and efficient sharing of industry best practice and standards.

To read more about our organisation, click the tiles below to go to their respective main

Our purpose
To safeguard life, property and the environment

Our vision
Global impact for a safe and sustainable future

Our values
We build trust and confidence
We never compromise on quality or integrity
We are committed to teamwork and innovation
We care for our customers and each other
We embrace change and deliver resu


Office address:
Veritasveien 1
1363 Høvik

Postal address:
P.O Box 300
1322 Høvik

• Website:

• Email:

• Phone:tel:+47 6757 9900


The members appointed by DNV Holding are:

  • Chairman Leif-Arne Langøy
  • Morten Ulstein
  • Hilde Tonne
  • Thomas Rehder
  • Christelle Martin
  • Rebecca Glasser Herlofsen

The members appointed by DNV Holding are all board members of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas and DNV Holding as well.

The members appointed by Mayfair are:

  • Vice Chairman Johann Hinrich Stahl
  • Johannes Lafrentz
  • Heinrich Frankemölle

The five members appointed by and from among the DNV GL employees worldwide are:

  • Sille Grjotheim and Odd Sund (two from Norway)
  • Clemens Keuer (one from Germany)
  • Mette Bandholtz (one from rest-Europe excluding Norway and Germany) and
  • David McKay (one from outside Europe).

The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee acts as a counselling and preparatory committee on matters regarding the Board’s supervisory function with respect to financial reporting, internal control, compliance, risk management and statutory audits.

The Committee consists of three members:

  • Johann Hinrich Stahl (Chairman
  • Hilde Tonne
  • Rebecca Glasser Herlofsen

The head of internal audit is the secretary of the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee’s mandate and tasks are set out in the Board’s instructions for the Audit Committee.

The Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee acts as a counselling and preparatory committee on matters regarding employment terms and conditions for the Chief Executive Officer, management development and succession planning for senior executives, and other matters involving compensation policies and strategies.

The Compensation Committee consists of:

  • Leif-Arne Langøy (Chairman)
  • Johann Hinrich Stahl
  • Johannes Lafrentz
  • Morten Ulstein

The Group Chief Human Resources Officer is the secretary of the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee’s mandate and tasks are set out in the Board’s instructions for the Compensation Committee. DNV GL does not have a corporate assembly.



executive committee


How to find a standard?

Visit the website for full break down of different standards


  • MAY 12 – 14 2015
    European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2015)
    The second biennial ‘European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’ will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new (…)
  • MAY 12 – 15 2015
    Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) – New Orleans
    What are your critical needs in simulation and optimization?
  • MAY 12 – 14 2015
    African Utility Week 2015
    DNV GL is the Diamond Sponsor at African Utility Week
  • MAY 12 – 13 2015
    Sesam user seminar – Houston
    Join us as we share our software strengths, capabilities in support and robust technical assistance.
  • MAY 12 2015
    Asset integrity seminar – Indonesia
    We are pleased to invite you to our Asset integrity management solutions seminar
  • MAY 12 – 13 2015
    OIL & GAS
    Gas Flaring Management Summit
    DNV GL is participating at the Gas Flaring Management Summit.
  • MAY 12 – 15 2015
    2015 National Adaptation Forum
    DNV GL is presenting during this year’s “Action Today for a Better Tomorrow” National Adaptation Forum.
  • MAY 13 – 15 2015
    Hazards 25
    Are you interested in business solutions for consequence modelling and quantitative risk assessment (QRA)?
  • MAY 13 – 15 2015
    IChemE Hazards 25
    Hazards 25 will provide a platform for sharing best practice and latest research on all aspects of chemical and process safety in Europe, helping you to manage and (…)
  • MAY 13 – 15 2015
    OIL & GAS
    APAC Small and Mid Scale LNG Forum
    DNV GL has taken a role of the advisory committee and will chair the event. A pre-workshop will be delivered on LNG Bunkering and a joint presentation with (…)
  • MAY 13 2015
    Webinar: FERC Order 1000 – Understanding Transmission Planning In a New Paradigm
    Wednesday, May 13 – 12 PM EDT / 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT
  • MAY 14 2015
    Asset integrity seminar – Vietnam
    We are pleased to invite you to our Asset integrity management solutions seminar
  • MAY 17 – 21 2015
    Sesam Fatigue Analysis Workshop
    Expand your software knowledge and experience in offshore structural engineering and get the latest software updates
  • MAY 17 – 20 2015
    APPA’s 2015 Engineering and Operations Technical Conference
    The Engineering & Operations Technical Conference is APPA’s annual meeting for utility professionals in the areas of communication & control; environment (…)
  • MAY 17 – 20 2015
    OIL & GAS
    APPEA 2015
    Visit us at stand 157
  • MAY 18 – 21 2015
    AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 (American Wind Energy Association)
    DNV GL is a proud exhibitor again this year at AWEA WINDPOWER 2015.
  • MAY 19 – 22 2015
    2015 American Gas Association Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition
    The Operations Conference is AGA’s largest forum with regularly more than 500 operations management in attendance, including 80 speakers, and over 100 (…)
  • MAY 19 2015
    Pipeline Industries Guild – London
    What are the issues and challenges in protecting pipeline plant?
  • MAY 19 – 21 2015
    AESP Spring Conference
    DNV GL is presenting at this year’s conference on energy efficiency and technology
  • MAY 19 – 21 2015
    9th Annual HSE Excellence Europe ForumDNV GL invites you to attend the 9th Annual HSE Excellence Europe Forum
  • MAY 20 2015
    WEBINAR – Benchmark your RBI methodology
    Join our webinar about standard and bespoke RBI methodologies