DNV Appoints New MD for Research and Innovation, Norway

DNV Appoints New MD for Research and Innovation

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has appointed Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. He has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance.

Mr. Torhaug has a strong background in risk and reliability, and a proven track record of applying risk methodology to critical problems in several industries. His drive for research is backed by his extensive technology and operational leadership experience. He has a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from NTNU and a Ph.D. in structural engineering from Stanford University, and more than 20 years of experience in related fields. Mr. Torhaug views his new role as an opportunity to build on DNVs exciting research achievements.

“I firmly believe that technology is a vital part of the solution for many of the global challenges facing us today. Through DNVs technical capabilities, research and innovation we aim to ensure a steady course towards a safe and sustainable future,” Mr. Torhaug says. “Research and innovation is a competitive advantage for DNV, and I look forward to continue this important work with very competent colleagues who are committed to shape DNV’s future,” he says.

“We are pleased to welcome Rune Torhaug on board for this position. His curiosity and drive for research makes him the right person to lead DNV Research & Innovation forward” says Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer Bjørn Kj. Haugland.

DNV invests 6-7% of annual revenue into research and development. Projects and programs conducted by DNV Research and Innovation have contributed to build many of DNV’s key industry positions. A key aspect of the strategic research is to identify main technology and risk management trends, as shared in technology outlooks and position papers. Another is to develop new competences and services for the future.

Mr. Torhaug’s goal is to be on the forefront of new technological developments, and to increase DNVs research capabilities and thought leadership position nationally and internationally.

LNG World News Staff, November 27, 2012; Image: DNV

 

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

One thought on “DNV Appoints New MD for Research and Innovation, Norway”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

2nd Global LNG Forum

Global LNG Forum is an exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for top experts and business leaders in the industry.

read more >

Budapest LNG Summit 2019

The Budapest LNG Summit is a niche event focused on the up and coming LNG region of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE).

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – Singapore / Jan 2019

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills, knowledge and tools needed to:…

read more >