Dr Henrik O Madsen joins TERI’s Governing Council

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Pune: Group President & CEO of DNV GL Group, Dr Henrik O Madsen, joins the Governing Council of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Dr Madsen also sits on the GLTE leadership board with responsibility for overseeing the partnership’s work on climate adaptation.

The other members of the Governing Council are Prof B V Sreekantan, Honorary Visiting Professor, Culture, Cognition & Consciousness Unit, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, Mr Deepak S Parekh, Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd, Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, India, & Executive Director, The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Mr Hemendra Kothari, Chairman, DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited, Dr (Mrs) Wakako Hironaka, former Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Japan and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.

“It is a privilege to join TERI’s Governing Council. I firmly believe in the efforts of TERI to address sustainability issues globally. Leaders in all sectors – be it business, politics, academia or NGOs – have one common responsibility: to build resilient and sustainable societies. TERI is a front-runner in this respect and I look forward to contributing to its important work to spearhead the transition towards a safe, equitable and sustainable future,” said Dr Madsen.

Dr Madsen began his career in DNV Oslo in 1982 as chief scientist in structural reliability analysis. During the 1980s, he led a large industry initiative to introduce structural reliability methods in the standard-setting work of the oil and gas industry. In acknowledgment of this work, Dr Madsen was elected into the US Offshore Energy Center, Technology Hall of Fame as an offshore pioneer in 2002.

Dr Madsen has published several books and over 80 papers on his fields of expertise. In May 2006, he became president and CEO of DNV GL. He introduced several ambitious strategic goals for DNV GL to grow and focus its services towards selected industry sectors. Dr Madsen interests are focused on environment and climate issues.

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