Matthew Jaenicke

CEO International Cruise Summit • Cruises News Media Group

Group Managing Director Viking Maritime Group
As Group Managing Director, Matthew is responsible for overseeing all Offices, Associates and Departments globally within the Viking Maritime Group, including Viking Crew, Maritime Skills Academy & Chiltern Maritime and reports directly to the Chairman and the Board.
Matthew is instrumental in the advancement of the company in all sectors including business development, monitoring industry trends and maximising client growth; as well as ensuring current clients and candidates are receiving the bespoke and tailored services that Viking provides.
Matthew joined Viking in 2001, however prior to this has a seagoing career spanning 8 years working in the Hotel Department of Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises. His early career was spent in the Guest Services department, sailing out of Dover on cross Channel ferries.
Along with all the Directors and Management at Viking Matthew is proactive in ensuring that administrative and technological standards are progressive and in line with International Maritime Law, global employment and payroll procedures and industry training standards. This together with our own in-house and Lloyds accredited Quality Assurance ensures we are constantly reviewing and improving our company and client policies and procedures, to provide best practice.
With offices in the UK, Channel Islands, USA, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, Viking Maritime engages with over 2000 seafarers providing a prominent global presence for our complete crewing solutions.