Senior Vice President, DNV GL
Regional Manager Greater China
Norbert Kray has assumed the position of Regional Manager for DNV GL Maritime in Greater China since 1st January 2018. Based in Shanghai, he is responsible for overseeing, strengthening and growing DNV GL’s maritime business in Greater China- one of the strategically most important regions for DNV GL Group.
Before coming to China, Mr. Kray was Area Manager for DNV GL Maritime in Japan since 2014.
Mr. Kray is a trained Naval Architect. After his study he started his career at the Bremer Vulkan Shipyard and then moved to Germanischer Lloyd (today DNV GL) in 1997 where he became surveyor. To begin with, he worked in the Analysis of Hull Structures and Damages; later he was deputy head of the Damage and Repair Management. Since 2002, Norbert Kray has represented the Classification Society in committees of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). After leading the Department for Emergency Response Service and Ship Conversion he had been appointed to the position as Senior Vice President in 2008. In his role as Chief Surveyor he was responsible for the global survey activities, the surveyor network, and quality.