ARNHEM, The Netherlands, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Chairman of the N.V. KEMA Supervisory Board, Henrik O. Madsen: "David Walker has more than 30 years of international experience covering the entire energy value chain and has been closely involved in the start of DNV KEMA. I am confident that he and his management team will contribute to further strengthening DNV KEMA's position as a globally leading energy consulting, testing and certification company that can drive the transition towards a safe, reliable, efficient and clean energy future."
David Walker, new CEO of DNV KEMA: "DNV KEMA has an important role to play in the future of energy - helping our customers build environmentally and economically sustainable businesses in today's tough economic and risk realities. I look forward to working alongside the 2,300 competent, innovative and committed people of DNV KEMA to make this happen."
At the same time, Aad van den Bos (59) will be appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Van den Bos is of Dutch nationality and has 30 years of international experience in senior financial management positions in DNV. Both Walker and Van den Bos will be based in DNV KEMA's headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
About David Walker
David Walker, from the United Kingdom, has a wide breadth of expertise covering the entire energy value chain, demonstrated by more than 30 years of international experience. He started his career as a geologist for American oil company, Amoco, before moving into operations and then major capital project management, the latter for BHP Billiton, the Anglo-Australian mining company. He was President of BHP Billiton's petroleum operations in the North Sea, North Africa, Middle East and Australia. He joined DNV in 2007 to further develop its energy business, which at that time consisted of clean energy as well as oil and gas. He then moved into the role of Chief Strategy Officer within the DNV Group, where he played an integral role in the acquisition of the majority shareholding of KEMA.
About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and
impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy, equipment manufacturers, as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA
Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit http://www.dnvkema.com.
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