Ken Hickling joins the crew management firm in the UK as non-executive director.

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Ken Hickling joins Viking as non-executive director

Ken Hickling joins Viking as non-executive director

Crew management specialist Viking has appointed industry professional Ken Hickling as its non-executive director.

Commenting on his appointment, Hickling says: “After 21 years in the corporate world with the world #1 paint manufacturer Akzo Nobel, it is a refreshing change to step into such a close knit operation as Viking.”

Company director and second-generation shareholder Mark Jaenicke comments: “We are delighted to have Ken working with us. His experience, especially with the International Superyacht Society, will be invaluable as we take our companies to the next level.”

Ken Hickling will have a dual role in developing the internal capabilities of the companies as well as stepping into a company ambassador role alongside chairman and founder Dieter Jaenicke.

Managing director Matthew Jaenicke adds: “Having a fresh pair of eyes to look at how we do things will enable us to find new ways to deliver an even stronger value of services as we work to take the complications out of crew administration and training for our clients.”

Viking is a UK registered limited company based in Dover, Kent. The family specialises in the administration and management of crew, including MCA certified training and Cadetship management services.