Hurtigruten Expeditions has appointed Alex Delamere-White as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and has also opened a regional sales office in Shanghai.
An experienced FTSE 100 leader in travel, leisure, and hospitality, he brings a broad range of cruise experience having led multi-site sales and marketing teams, e-commerce, as well as loyalty programmes for Carnival UK, including P&O Cruises, Cunard, and Princess Cruises for over a decade.
Most recently he was CCO of property developer, McCarthy Stone.
“Bringing this depth of industry talent into our global, commercial team at a time when we are seeing incredible interest in our expedition products, will continue to strengthen our position,” said Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten Group CEO.
Based out of the London office, Delamere-White (pictured) will lead a team on an interim basis that has been boosted with sales appointments, including Nathaniel Sherborne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, UK, and Nordics, and formerly with Carnival UK.
In addition, Hurtigruten Expeditions has expanded its APAC division with four new team members serving Greater China to give the business a firm, physical footprint in the world’s fastest-growing travel market.
Led by APAC Managing Director, Damian Perry, the company has named Joe Zoe as China Sales Director responsible for Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan & Hong Kong) and Sabrina (Hui) Ju, Nora (Junru) Huang, Yolan (Yan) Wang and Belle (Sijia) Liu as members of the sales team.
The global team will be fully operational by 1st August, Hurtigruten said.