Bjørn Kj. Haugland

Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL

Bjørn Kj. Haugland is Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL Group. In his capacity as CSO for DNV GL group he chairs the DNV GL Corporate Sustainability Board, oversee the Groups sustainability performance and drives company-wide sustainability initiatives. Haugland has extensive experience assisting multinational companies in areas such as sustainability, climate change and corporate sustainability and to ensure ethical and sustainable performance within complex global supply chains. Haugland is board member in StormGeo, WWF, Forum for Environmental Technology, Germanischer Lloyd SE and in SUSTAINIA. He is responsible in DNV GL for the Global Opportunity Report, a joint initiative together with UN Global Compact and Monday Morning Global Institute. Haugland started his career in DNV in 1991 and has held various management positions in Norway and abroad. He worked in Korea in the period 1995 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008 he was country chair and responsible for DNV’s operation in Greater China. Haugland has a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture – Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and he attended the “Strategic International Leadership” programme at International Institute for Management Development (IMD).