Liv Astri Hovem

CEO, Accelerator

Liv leads The Accelerator, a business area dedicated to building businesses and technologies that shape the future of assurance. She leads a multinational team in identifying initiatives with high growth potential and boosting their impact through organic growth, acquisitions, and partnerships.

Liv has experience leading successful international businesses across multiple industries, including in the maritime and energy sectors. She has a special interest in technology research and innovation, business model innovation, and agile ways of working to nurture rapid business growth.

She has served as a board member of several R&D-related institutions.

She joined DNV in 1988.


Liv has a master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian Technical University.