16 November 2020, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: VIKAND Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—announces the appointment of Tom Brady as Vice President of Global Partner Relationships.
Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO, comments, “Many of us had the pleasure of working with Tom during the early stages of the incredibly challenging COVID-19 outbreak in March and April with vessels in South America. Through this complex experience we developed a mutual respect, trust, and appreciation. Tom’s extensive cruise experience—including time onboard ships and executive roles on land—translates to his placing a high value on the importance of the engaged medical and public health support that VIKAND provides.”
Tom brings to VIKAND unparalleled experience, most recently as Vice President of Hotel Operations at Silversea Cruises, including managing the integration team between Royal Caribbean and Silversea after the Royal acquisition. Previously, Tom served as Corporate Director of Operational Excellence with Celebrity Cruises with direct involvement in the modernization of the fleet. Tom’s cruise industry experience is complemented by his successful hospitality career, primarily with Hyatt Hotels, overseeing corporate and property hotel operations.
Tom is an avid outdoorsman, relishing time hiking, camping, and running. Time with family and travel are his passions. Tom also volunteers at local food banks and feels strongly that it is important to give back to his community.
Tom comments, “I’m tremendously enthusiastic to be joining the VIKAND team. As a former client, I have direct experience with VIKAND’s highest level of support and dedication from its medical team. In my new role, I can provide this same level of service, supporting our clients and partners with the strong and holistic health and medical programs that have garnered VIKAND its best-in-class reputation.“
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.