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Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

Executive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL

Bjørn Kj. Haugland is Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL Group. In his capacity as CSO for DNV GL group Mr. Haugland oversee DNV GL’s sustainability performance and drive company-wide sustainability initiatives. Mr. Haugland has extensive experience assisting multinational companies in areas such as sustainability, climate change and corporate sustainability and to ensure ethical and sustainable performance within complex global supply chains.

Mr. Haugland is board member in StormGeo, WWF, Germanischer Lloyd SE. Haugland was the co-founder of the global solution platform SUSTAINIA and is responsible for DNV GL’s partnership with UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is the co-founder of the annual Global Opportunity Report. He is actively engaged in debates on sustainable development, technology and business and writes regularly for the Huffington Post, Recharge, Teknisk Ukeblad and Sysla Maritime in addition to the DNV GL blog.

Mr. Haugland started his career in DNV in 1991 and has held various management positions in Norway and abroad. He worked in Korea in the period 1995 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008 he was country chair and responsible for DNV’s operation in Greater China. Mr. Haugland has a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture – Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and he attended the “Strategic International Leadership” programme at International Institute for Management Development (IMD).