Joseph Mujwit Joins VIKAND as Director of Risk Management & Environmental Solutions
12 November 2020, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: VIKAND Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—announces the appointment of Joseph Mujwit as Director of Risk Management and Environmental Solutions.
Joe’s role focuses on establishing sound risk management practices that reduce the impact of injuries and illnesses and their associated costs during operations. He leads VIKAND’s Environmental Consultancy providing sustainable environmental operational compliance and best practices for the maritime and yachting industries and VIKAND’s clients.
Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO, comments, “Joe’s experience in risk management, crew and guest safety programs and environmental compliance, allows VIKAND to expand support for our clients in order to assist maritime industries at large, promoting the safety and health of guests and crew while containing associated costs. Joe’s extensive environmental knowledge increases VIKAND’s ability to advise clients on their commitment to environmentally responsible and sustainable voyaging. This is a natural evolution of VIKAND’s medical and public health services.
With more than 20 years’ experience, Joe is an expert environmental, health and safety executive. He is a certified safety professional (CSP) in the cruise industry and has in-depth experience in building sustainable occupational safety and environmental programs. He has proven experience achieving financial results by reducing the cost of injuries and corporate liability. His extensive project management experience across a multitude of industries includes management of EH&S teams and complex project management.
In his roles, Joe has coordinated with government officials at federal and international levels. Particularly, in the cruise industry, he has served as the Director of Environmental Compliance for both Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines, building auditing, protocols, and training programs for fleet environmental officers. He was also the project lead on the preparation of Carnival Cruise Lines’ initial sustainability and corporate responsibility report.
Joe comments, “It’s exciting to be a part of the VIKAND team. We are in a great position to help cruise clients and the yacht and commercial maritime industries rebound from the pandemic and return to healthy, safe, and environmentally sustainable operations. I look forward to expanding our services in all marine sectors. Coming to VIKAND celebrates how important these programs are to my life and career.”
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management and is a Certified Safety Professional—a national board certification administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 23 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions. VIKAND recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was awarded the Seatrade Cruise Awards Supplier of the Year 2020 in October.