Dr RV Ahilan
Chief Energy Transition Officer
He is leading the energy transition initiative @ ABL, having previously been CEO of LOC Group. He was EVP of the Renewables Advisory Division of DNV GL, with strategic and operational responsibility for the world’s largest technical advisory firm in renewable energy formed by the merger of GL Garrad Hassan (of which he was President) and the renewables business of DNV. Prior to that his offshore oil & gas career spanning three decades was with GL Noble Denton, where he was President Americas, MD Europe and MD Advanced Engineering Consulting.
With specialist expertise in hydrodynamics, he has worked in the marine operations and ocean engineering aspects of the offshore industry globally and has led projects which have had industry impact in setting standards and safety factors in jack-up site assessment, mooring systems and marine transportation.
He has been an expert witness and technical advisor to lawyers in Norway, UAE and the UK on many complex cases related to marine operations, drilling rigs and FPSOs.
Ahilan is on the Advisory Board of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance Task Force on Maritime Decarbonisation.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2020.