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Elisabeth Harstad and Bjørn Tore Markussen join DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability global leadership team


Arnhem, the Netherlands, May 4, 2012 – Two new senior executives, Elisabeth Harstad and Bjørn Tore Markussen, have joined the global leadership team of knowledge-based energy services company, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, further strengthening the new company’s position in the market.

Elisabeth Harstad, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Board

Elisabeth Harstad, who will be based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, has joined DNV KEMA as Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board. Harstad will work directly with a number of DNV KEMA’s business lines, as well as focusing on global research, development, innovation and knowledge management activities. Harstad has 25 years of experience in strategic management, line and project management, studies, reviews and design related to offshore as well as land based process related activities. Prior to joining DNV KEMA, Harstad was the managing director of DNV Research & Innovation, focusing on new knowledge and services.

Bjørn Tore Markussen, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific Division

Bjørn Tore Markussen, who will be based in Beijing, China, has joined DNV KEMA as Chief Operating Officer of the Asia Pacific Division. In this role, Markussen will be responsible for managing business and growth in the region, which presents great opportunity for DNV KEMA. Prior to this role with DNV KEMA, Markussen was the managing director for DNV`s Clean Technology Centre in South East Asia, leading the company’s regional move into Liquefied Natural Gas, Carbon Capture & Storage, and green shipping as well as power and renewable industries. With over 20 years of industry experience, Markussen has held various senior management positions, including a role in management consulting for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Norway.

Thijs Aarten, Chief Executive Officer, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability:

“These two strong additions to our leadership team will bring us another step closer to realizing our global ambitions as DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability. I am confident in the experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm that both Elisabeth and Bjørn Tore bring to our organization, and look forward to working closely with each of them.

About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy, equipment manufacturers, as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit www.dnvkema.com.



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