"Local impact, global leadership"


Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL - Energy, Norway


Ditlev Engel brings a wealth of knowledge of the global energy industry and international leadership competence. From 2005 – 2013 he had the position of Group President & CEO of global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Prior to joining Vestas, he has 20 years of experience at the global coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, of which the last five years was Group President & CEO. He has degrees in business administration, finance & accounting from Copenhagen Business School as well as General Management Program from INSEAD.

Ditlev Engel has been a driving force behind many global green investment initiatives, pushing the energy transition to the next level. He has been amongst others been Chairman of Denmark’s Green Investment Fund, accelerating the green transformation of the Danish Society. He has been Member of the Energy Partner Network of the World Economic Forum, Advisor of the International Energy Agency, Chairman Green Growth Working Group at three consecutive G20 Summits, co-founder of the Green Growth Action Alliance and Member of UN’s Sustainable Energy for All.

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