Norway: DNV GL Names New Group Chief Technology Officer
Lutz Wittenberg has been appointed the new Group Chief Technology Officer at DNV GL. In his new role, Lutz Wittenberg will be responsible for group-wide technology developments and report directly to Group CEO Henrik Madsen. In addition, he has become a member of the DNV GL executive committee.
“I am very pleased that Lutz has accepted this position. He brings with him a wealth of experience and will be a valued member of the executive committee. At DNV GL we have a very strong focus on research, and spend 5% of our revenue on innovation, joint industry projects and developing the world’s most recognized standards. This becomes even more vital as we strive to address the complex challenges faced by our customers and the industries we serve. I’m confident that Lutz will advance our work in this strategically important field,” says Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL President and CEO.
Lutz Wittenberg commented, “I am glad to get this opportunity to engage even more in our research and innovation initiatives and to ensure alignment with the strategic objectives of our business areas. The broad competencies of DNV GL provide a unique platform that delivers technology leadership to our customers, and also provides opportunities for our employees.”
Lutz Wittenberg has significant industry and management experience at legacy GL, and comes from the role of Director of Technology, Services and R&D for DNV GL -Oil & Gas. He is succeeding Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas.
DNV GL, January 23, 2014