DNV GL UK sets up a new Enterprise Risk unit

Following a recent review of market demand, DNV GL has appointed Viken Chinien as its new Head of Enterprise Risk in the UK.

Viken Chinien, Head of Enterprise Risk, with DNV GL, UK and West Africa

The unit is supporting a call from capital-intensive industries for an integrated approach to their strategic business improvement and transformation initiatives to meet operational, investment and regulatory challenges.

It brings together the highly successful Transactions Advisory, real-time operational modelling, data analytics and asset, safety and business management consulting practices.  

Viken Chinien, who heads the new Enterprise Risk Management Group, said: ”The energy sector is changing rapidly and DNV GL is at the forefront of technological developments to address the decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation challenges that the industry faces. Our new structure leverages this technological leadership with our extensive operational management and commercial expertise to develop compelling solutions for our clients to optimise and futureproof their businesses.”

The unit will address challenges around cost-efficient asset management, regulatory compliance, and organisational governance focusing on loss of corporate knowledge, workforce upskilling and change management. These challenges require an integrated approach to maximise the benefits of the solutions. 

Hari Vamadevan, Regional Manager, UK and West Africa, Oil & Gas, said: “We have a fantastic team of technical experts, management consultants and psychologists who will be working in collaboration to support our clients. I am confident that the Enterprise Risk unit will deliver greater impact with our customers and on our ambition to be a leading technical and business risk consulting practice.”

Viken Chinien is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years of working experience. He is a transaction expert with extensive experience in the energy sectors and advises both financial and strategic investors across the energy and utilities space on ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ sides as well as in Independent Lenders’ Engineer role on project finance deals. Viken has worked extensively on energy & utilities projects in various jurisdictions including UK, Continental Europe, Norway, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, GoM, Mozambique and Kazakhstan. 

Viken graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Aeronautical  Engineering, holds  a Masters in Advanced Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Civil  Engineering, all from Imperial College, London.