He'll start Sept. 1 and be responsible for forging and maintaining strong relationships with Vikand’s growing client base, including commercial offshore, shipping and fishing, cruise lines and yachting.
CLIA since 2014
Larsen most recently served as a senior advisor to Cruise Lines International Association after working as SVP strategic partnerships, leading CLIA’s Global Executive Partner Program which included ports, classification societies, technology suppliers, insurance companies, satellite providers and others located in 60 countries.
Cruise Copenhagen, Cruise Baltic, SAS
Before joining CLIA in 2014, roles included director of Cruise Copenhagen Network and director of Cruise Baltic. Earlier, he spent 20 years in sales with Scandinavian Airlines.
'Bo Larsen is so very highly regarded in the maritime industry. His visionary strategic planning and stakeholder engagement abilities enable the kind of collaborative partnerships that benefit an entire industry. These skills represent core values Vikand strives to reflect in a complex and evolving international maritime world,' Vikand CEO Peter Hult said.
Developing cooperative businss relationships
'Beyond providing innovative, solutions-based results for the maritime industry, Vikand is also a resource, providing strategic frameworks for multi-channel communications of complex public health issues,' Hult continued. 'Bo will build on long-term partnerships and alliances while increasing Vikand's reach and developing the kind of cooperative business relationships Vikand is known to nurture.'
'My experience at CLIA is of great value as I begin the work at Vikand which already has a fine reputation for meeting challenges head on and for creating a safer way to operate at sea,' Larsen said.