Energy consultancy and international risk management firm DNV GL has appointed a new chief financial officer.
Kjetil Ebbesberg, a veteran of nearly 25 years of Norwegian aluminium products firm Hydro, has been made the new CFO of the Oslo-headquartered group, starting on July 1.
He replaces Thomas Vogth-Eriksen who will become director of the certification division for DNV GL – Business Assurance, after eight years in the CFO role.
Mr Vogth-Eriksen was praised as being “instrumental” in his role in the merger of DNV and GL in 2012 and 2013.
Mr Ebbesberg has worked for Hydro since 1996 in a range of senior position, including as CFO for metal products, and has been on its corporate management board for eight years.
He has also spent time as the CFO of Norwegian retail group Coop from 2007 to 2009.
Chief executive Remi Eriksen said: “I am very pleased to have Kjetil joining DNV GL. He has a strong financial background coupled with solid operational leadership experience from global businesses – based in Norway, Switzerland, and recently five years in Germany.
“I believe Kjetil has the perfect combination of experience and skills needed to drive financial performance across the Group as we move into a new strategy period.
“I would like to thank Thomas Vogth-Eriksen who has done an outstanding job as Group CFO for DNV GL. In particular, he has been instrumental in the merger between DNV and GL, contributing to forming our current strategy, and building our strong financial position during turbulent times.”
Mr Ebbesberg also has a master’s degree in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway, in combination with University of Ottawa, Canada.
DNV GL works across a number of business segments including Maritime, Oil and Gas and Energy.