Healthcare specialist VIKAND has expanded its senior team by internal promotions and new appointments.
Paul Morgan has been promoted to Vice President of Client Engagement where he will take on the responsibility of managing and supervising all VIKAND’s key client involvement in the cruise segment.
The company said that he is well known in this sector and had a deep understanding of the clients’ requirements. He will also continue to oversee Quality Assurance and Public Health in the cruise sector, which has finally re-emerged from the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Morgan will be supported by Agnes Mathiesen and Russ Holmes as Directors of Client Engagement, and David Best as Director of Public Health.
He will report to Bo Larsen who becomes Senior Vice President Commercial Partnerships by which he will consolidate commercial activities, client engagement and marketing for all maritime segments.
Larsen’s team is also strengthened with the appointment of Chloe Hekmati as Director of Commercial Partnerships in the yacht and commercial shipping space, I which she will be responsible for VIKAND’s total healthcare solution in these two important segments.
She was most recently with satcoms supplier Speedcast where she managed a sales team.
In addition, Mattias Hallberg will move to Director of Technical Solutions overseeing VIKAND’s air purification system clients in all maritime segments.
On the medical side, VIKAND has brought in Dr Sebastian Kalwij (pictured) who becomes the company’s newest Medical Director joining Dr Ed Dees and Dr John Howe.
Commenting on the recent appointments VIKAND’s CEO, Peter Hult, said, “I would like to congratulate all the internal promotions and welcome our new appointments to the VIKAND family.
“We are nothing without our people and as we expand our services into different maritime and offshore segments, it is the experience and knowledge of our people that will drive our business forward.
“We think of VIKAND as an asset management company and the most important assets for our clients are their crews. The ‘S’ in ESG needs more focus so that we concentrate on the total environment of our seafarers and how we can improve their working conditions with regards to their health, safety, living conditions, nutrition, and rest periods when at sea.
“The industry needs to join forces to achieve a total human sustainability solution for our hardworking crews who will repay that commitment with efficiency and hard work,” he said.