Press release -
Mark Ivin appointed CFO of Hurtigruten Norway
Mark Ivin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Hurtigruten Norway effective from September 25th.
As part of Hurtigruten Group's work in preparing for further growth, Hurtigruten Norway is strengthened with Mark Ivin on the team. As CFO of Hurtigruten Norway, he will have a central role together with Group management in shaping and executing measures to realize this growth.
- I am very pleased to welcome Mark to Hurtigruten Norway as CFO. He has a solid background which is relevant for our further development and growth. He joins us with experience from companies in different development phases and from various industries and will as such be a key contributor to the executive leadership team, says Hedda Felin, CEO of Hurtigruten Norway.
Hurtigruten Norway offers a leading tourism experience of Norway's unique coast, and currently has a fleet of nine ships, of which seven ships are operated in the coastal route and two ships sail fully commercial sailings along the Norwegian coastline.
- I am very pleased about the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of Hurtigruten Norway's iconic business, which attracts guests from all over the world to Norway, has a multinational culture, a strong focus on sustainability and is supported by solid owners. With previous experience from different industries, I look forward to taking on the task of building values together with the strong team in Hurtigruten Norway and across the Group, says Mark Ivin.
Ivin has more than 20 years of experience in finance and leadership roles, most recently as CFO of Keystone Education Group, where he was also interim CEO. He also has experience as CFO from the publicly traded Magseis Fairfield, a seismic company, as well as CFO of private equity owned Get, a leading fiber-based broadband and TV provider. Previous positions include Finance Director in Statkraft, Partner in PwC, and Finance Manager in Hughes Space & Communications in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ivin has a Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver in Colorado, USA.
Ivin will join Hurtigruten on September 25th at their headquarters in Oslo.
Anne Solsvik, VP Communications, Hurtigruten Norway
Telephone: (+47) 995 98 796 | (+47) 48 02 77 00
About Hurtigruten Norway
Hurtigruten Norway operates the legendary Norwegian Coastal Express, known as “the most beautiful voyage in the world”. We have sailed this route since the very first sailing in 1893, 130 years ago.
We are proud of our heritage, and we transport tourists, local passengers, and cargo alike between 34 small and large ports between Bergen and Kirkenes. We bring guests close to everyday life along the Norwegian coast, offering interesting excursion and local food from the Norwegian Coastal Kitchen, sourced from around 50 local food suppliers.
In addition to the Coastal Express, the company has two fully commercial ships along the Norwegian coast. MS Trollfjord with the Svalbard Express and Nordkapp Express, and MS Otto Sverdrup which sails the Norwegian coast from Hamburg.
Hurtigruten Norway is part of Hurtigruten Group, the world leader in exploration travel, which also operates Hurtigruten Expeditions, the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise line, and extensive land-based activities – including hotels, restaurants and more – through Hurtigruten Svalbard.