Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL – Energy

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. Prior to Vestas, he has 20 years of experience at coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, of which 10 years as executive leader moving from EVP Marketing and R&D to Group President & CEO. He has degrees in business administration, finance, accounting and general management from Copenhagen Business School and 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 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 Allian and Member of UN’s Sustainable Energy for All. 

In 2008 Ditlev Engel became Leader of the Year in Denmark. In 2009 INSEAD ranked Ditlev Engel among the world’s 100 best performing CEOs measured by the fact that a CEO should create long-term value to the shareholders without losing focus on short-term performance. In Abu Dhabi in 2011 Ditlev Engel received the ‘Zayed Future Energy Prize’ on behalf of Vestas. He passed on the 1.5 million USD award to the NGO WindMade TM as well as to other nominated – but not winning – organisations.

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