Maritime Medical and Public Health specialist, VIKAND has appointed two new Directors to its advisory Board.
This move was made to help guide the company on its strategic direction and ambitious growth plans, it said.
First, Raphael Sauleau (pictured) has 25 years’ experience in the private wealth and maritime sectors. After 15 years at V.Ships as its Director of Crew Operations, he became CEO for a Monaco-based family office managing leading luxury assets in St Tropez, Monaco, London and Beijing.
He joined Fraser Yachts, the world’s largest yacht management company, in 2016 as its CEO he used his experience of dealing with ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) to continually help the company buy and sell luxury yachts.
Second, Klaus Stoltenberg is currently the co-owner of Constellation ApS. He has worked in the commercial shipping industry for over 20 years.
For example, he was Chairman of the Deutsche Bank marine and aircraft finance division and in his capacity as a senior banker, he has developed strong ties with executive management within the global shipping industry.
His skills also include building fundamental financial instrument’s structure, debt and equity modelling, institutional advisory and capital raises, using his knowledge of the maritime industry and network of senior shipowners.
Commenting on the appointments, VIKAND’s CEO, Peter Hult, said, “Klaus and Raphael bring a wealth of executive thought leadership, strategic planning and maritime experience in the commercial and leisure sectors. Their in-depth knowledge of running successful businesses within maritime will prove invaluable in helping VIKAND change the way healthcare is applied in the industry.
“Our aim is to develop a total healthcare solution to deal with the complex welfare environment we are faced with today and provide support to seafarers to help lower insurance claims and reduce expensive medical evacuations and ship diversions by creating a ‘culture of care’ on board,” he said.