Elisabeth Tørstad joined the board in 2023, bringing her significant scientific and technical knowledge. She serves on the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Finance Committee.
Since 2019, Tørstad has served as chief executive officer of Asplan Viak AS, a professional services firm in the architecture, property development and public infrastructure sectors. She was previously with DNV Group, a classification society and consulting organization, where she served in various leadership positions, including as CEO of DNV GL Digital Solutions, CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas, and CEO of DNV Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa. She joined the company in 2006 as director of operations of DNV Cleaner Energy and Utilities.
Concurrently, Tørstad serves on the board of trustees of UL Research Institutes, a role she has held since 2020. She is also a member of the board of directors of Aker Solutions ASA (Nasdaq: AKRTF) and the deputy chair of the governing board of Peace Research Institutes Oslo.
Tørstad earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Oslo School of Engineering, subsidiary degrees in business administration from the Norwegian School of Management and organizational psychology from the University of Bergen, and a Master of Science in structural physics from the University of Oslo