DNV GL Celebrate Twin Anniversaries in Hamburg, Germany

By George Backwell
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Hamburg celebration: Photo DNV GL

Held at the historic Fischauktionshalle Halle, in Hamburg, Germany, DNV GL says that the event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and the first year of operation of the newly formed DNV GL Group.

The evening looked to both the past and the future of the company, celebrating both DNV GL’s long history and its continued drive to make a positive impact on the world through innovation. DNV GL Group CEO Henrik O. Madsen, reflected on this when focussing on the organisation’s ambitious new report, “A Safe and Sustainable Future”.

“Our ambition has been to explore where we can leverage our history and expertise to translate our vision into impact. Through these projects we take a Broader View on society. We sincerely hope that our work can inspire and promote new and radical forms of collaboration between authorities, civil society, academia and business.”

Over the course of the evening many important industry and political figures paid tribute to the sustained positive impact of the DNV GL. Olaf Scholz, the First Mayor and President of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, spoke of the positive impact of the merger, noting: “The city of Hamburg acknowledges that a major global player has been created by this successful fusion, one which is a substantial pillar in the maritime community in Hamburg."

Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, focussed in his speech on the qualities that enabled DNV GL to have continued success for so long: “This mixture of courage and business consideration, of a will to innovate, of corporate responsibility and collective values and convictions within the company characterise the centennial champions who have managed to be successful for over a century and a half.

Pictured: Michael Behrendt (L to R), Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag Lloyd AG, Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Henrik O. Madsen, President and CEO of the DNV GL Group.

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