Tor E. Svensen
President - Maritime, Oil & Gas
Tor Svensen is President of Det Norske Veritas, Maritime, Oil & Gas.
He started his career graduating from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and subsequently gained a Ph.D. from the same university in 1983.
From 1983 to 1987, he
worked in BSRA/BMT and from 1987 to 1989, in MacGregor Navire, UK.
In 1989, he joined The Norwegian Maritime Research Institute as Head of the Ship Division with responsibility for the ship model testing and design development work.
In 1993, he joined DNV as Head of Section for Environmental Loads.
From 1996 to 2000, he was Regional Manager responsible for all DNV activities in South East Asia and based in Singapore.
From 2000 to 2003, he was Technical Director and from 2003 to 2010, Chief Operating Officer of DNV Maritime with responsibility for Classification and all other DNV maritime activities worldwide.
In the period 2007/2008, he was also Chairman of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies.
From 2010 to 2012, President and Deputy CEO of DNV
From April 2012, following the re-organisation of DNV
into 3 separate operational companies, President of DNV Maritime
and Oil & Gas.