Luncheon Talk with Dr Henrik O. Madsen

The Norwegian Business Association of Singapore (NBAS) is organising a Luncheon Talk on 10 January 2012 at 12:00 lead by the CEO of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Dr. Henrik O. Madsen. His talk will be revolving around the topic “Doing business in Asia today – from a CEO perspective”.


Some of the issues that he will discuss at the talk are:



  • Managing growth and contraction while balancing between global governance and local autonomy

  • Development of the maritime, oil & gas and cleaner energy industries towards 2020. Where are the opportunities and challenges?

  • How does DNV invest in innovation to gain traction in the market?

Dr. Madsen background is in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, from which he has a PhD and where he also held a position as Professor within Structural Mechanics.


He began his career in DNV in Oslo in 1982 as Chief Scientist in Structural Reliability Analysis. During the 1980’s Dr. Madsen led a large industry initiative to introduce Structural Reliability Methods in the Standard Setting work of the Oil and Gas Industry.


Acknowledging this work, Dr. Madsen was elected into the US Offshore Energy Centre, Technology Hall of Fame as an Offshore Pioneer in 2002. He has published several books and more than 80 papers on his fields of expertise.


He has been heading all the major business areas in DNV and the Research Division. He has also served as Regional Manager in Japan and Denmark.


In May 2006, Dr. Madsen assumed the position as President and CEO of DNV. He introduced ambitious strategic goals for DNV to grow and focus its services towards selected industry sectors. Dr. Madsen’s attention today is very much focused on environment and climate issues, and how DNV can contribute to a safe and sustainable future.


Dr. Madsen is a Council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and a member of the Focus Area Core team for Energy and Climate.


The talk would take place at Goodwood Park Hotel at 22 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228221. Each member will charged a fee of $70 and for non-members, $80.


Those interested in the event can visit the NBAS website to register before 6 January 2012, Friday.

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