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DNV GL celebration – 150 years, Year 1

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DNV GL 150 1 2014150 Years – Year 1 celebration in Athens

Athens, 02 October 2014– DNV GL celebrated the 150 years of tradition and Year 1 of operation, in Athens last week on the 25th September 2014. The event was held in the renowned New Acropolis Museum and gathered top names of the local maritime community.

About 300 guests passed the doors of the New Acropolis Museum on the 25th September, in order to celebrate the 150 years of tradition and history as well as the 1st Year of operation of the leading classification society DNV GL.DNV GL WHO 2014

The guests were greeted by Mr. Nikolaos BOUSSOUNIS (Sr. Vice President, Regional Manager for Regional East Med, Black & Caspian Seas) together with Mr. Henrik MADSEN (CEO DNV GL Group) and Mr. Tor SVENSEN (CEO DNV GL Maritime). Under jazz tunes everyone mingled and enjoyed their drinks in the iconic museum.

Nikos Boussionis

Nikos Boussionis

At some point Mr. Boussounis addressed the guests and gave a short speech prior giving the floor to Mr. Madsen, who spoke about DNV GL and Greek Shipping – both full of history and tradition. The short event was completed with everyone watching a small video prepared specially for this occasion.

The night was not over however – a dinner in the 2nd floor of the museum was waiting the guests. In the elegant restaurant of the Museum and under the shadow of Acropolis, everyone enjoyed a four course meal, after a welcoming speech by Mr. Tor Svensen. The discussions stopped only in order to enjoy the singing of the soprano Mrs. Karayanni who gave a wonderful performance.

The evening was completed with drinks in the terrace, where a quartet and Acropolis gave the perfect closure of the night.

About DNV GL

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers its customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence.  The company continuously invests in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


Established in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with over 16, 000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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