Dichter appointed HX Chairman

2024-03-27T18:08:53+00:00 March 27th, 2024|Appointments|

HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) has appointed Alex Dichter, Leader of McKinsey’s Global Travel practice, as the new Chairman of the Board.
The appointment follows HX`s recent re-branding, as a next step towards it becoming a fully standalone company.

“With both HX and Hurtigruten having revealed their new names and brand identities, we are well positioned to deliver the Group strategy and create two distinct businesses.

“The appointment of Alex Dichter as the new Chairman of HX, is the next step towards establishing a fully autonomous company with its own dedicated board and executive leadership team,” said Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten Group CEO.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Dichter (pictured) currently serves as the head of McKinsey’s Boston (Mass) office.

His exceptional professional background and extensive experience in some of HX`s key growth markets, uniquely qualify him to assume this role, as he prepares for retirement from McKinsey next year, Hurtigruten said.

“We have an unparalleled depth of knowledge in exploration and adventure travel, and the consistent feedback from our guests is overwhelmingly positive,” said Skjeldam.

“HX has built one of the strongest executive leadership teams in the industry. As we look to enhance our board and management with even greater experience and expertise, I’m thrilled to have Alex join us for this next stage.”

Dichter added, “I have witnessed the tremendous growth potential in the expedition market as travellers increasingly seek meaningful experiences. HX`s expertise, unwavering commitment to sustainability, and long-standing support of scientific research and local communities clearly position them as a leader in their field.”

As HX establishes itself as a standalone brand and business — separate from its sister company, Hurtigruten — Dichter joins at a time where it is more favourably positioned than ever before to pursue its growth potential.

His valuable input and wealth of experience will bring an informed eye to an already powerful strategy.