DNV GL has appointed Ditlev Engel as the new chief executive of its energy business.
Engel, will take over from acting chief executive Elisabeth Harstad on April 4 and will lead a team that provides testing, certification and technical advisory services to including renewables, power grids, storage as well as energy use.
He will be based at the DNV GL Energy headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands and be a member of the executive committee for the DNV GL group.
DNV GL Group president & chief executive Remi Eriksen, said: “I am confident that he will grow our business in wind and solar energy, transmission and distribution systems, and energy efficiency, while reinforcing our leadership position in independent testing of power system components, together with his 2,500 new colleagues in our energy business area.”
Engel has leadership experience from executive positions based in The Netherlands, UK, Hong Kong, Denmark and Norway.
From 2005 to 2013 Mr Engel served as Group President & chief executive of the wind power manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Before that, from 1985 to 2005 he held several executive positions at coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, including Group EVP Marketing & R&D, and Group President & CEO in 2000 to 2005.