Norway: DNV Appoints New Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations

Norway: DNV Appoints New Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations

DNV has appointed Stefan Nerpin as its new Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the DNV Group. Mr Nerpin brings with him extensive international leadership experience and a strong track record of corporate communications and branding.

As Group Vice President of DNV’s group staff function Communications and External Relations, Mr Nerpin will head up the corporate management, development and alignment of corporate communications, branding, media relations, public affairs and digital communications to DNV’s business strategy of being the world’s leading provider of risk management services. Mr Nerpin will report to Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group and affiliate as secretary of the DNV Group Executive Committee.

“I’m thrilled to be joining DNV at such a pivotal stage for the global risk management business, and look forward to helping develop communication strategies to guide and support both our group business objectives and our vision of creating a global impact for a safe and sustainable future,” says Mr Nerpin. “It is with great respect and excitement that I join the DNV organisation and brand, which has been globally renowned for its leading expertise and innovation capability for 150 years.”

Prior to joining DNV, Mr Nerpin has been Group Head of Marketing Communications at one of Europe’s leading energy groups, Vattenfall, and at European banking and finance group SEB, both of which are based in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the global express transport, mail and logistics group TNT, where he was based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In addition, Mr Nerpin has been a senior consultant and director at global PR and communications firm Burson-Marsteller and international market and media research group Nielsen Company. He joins DNV from the position of senior advisor and partner in his own strategy consultancy.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Mr Nerpin to DNV, where he will bring aboard his internationally seasoned business skills, functional expertise and team building capabilities to lead the direction of DNV’s communications and external relations in a way that is relevant to our changing industry future and increasingly competitive business landscape,” says Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group.

Mr Nerpin, a Swedish native, holds a degree in business management from the University of Lund in Sweden. He will be based at the DNV Group headquarters in Høvik, just outside Oslo, Norway and assumes his new role in December 2012.

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Press release, December 10, 2012

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