Tor E. Svensen is CEO of DNV GL Maritime. Prior to that, Mr Svensen was the President of DNV Maritime, Oil and Gas.
Tor Svensen joined DNV in 1993 as Head of Section for Environmental Loads. In 1996 he became a Regional Manager, based in Singapore and responsible for all DNV activities in South East Asia. In 2000 he was appointed Technical Director and over the period 2003 to 2010 was Chief Operating Officer of DNV Maritime with responsibility for Classification and all other DNV maritime activities worldwide.
From 2010 to 2012, he was President and Deputy CEO of DNV. From April 2012, following the re-organisation of DNV into three separate operational companies, he became President of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas. In the period 2007-2008, he was also Chairman of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies.
Prior to coming to DNV he worked at BSRA/BMT from 1983 to 1987 and from 1987 to 1989, for 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.
Tor Svensen graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, subsequently receiving a Ph.D. from the same university in 1983.