Liv A. Hovem has more than 25 years of experience in international management, technical advisory, verification, classification, engineering, development and research in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Her technical background is risk and probabilistic modelling, hydrodynamics and strength of ships and offshore structures. She has experience from several managerial roles, most recent as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa for DNV GL O&G. She has served as board member in several research related institutions. Ms Hovem has an MSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from UC Berkeley (1990) and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian Technical University (1987).