Viking Maritime Group Appoints Matt Horton as Operations Director (Scotland)
13 June 2024

Viking Maritime Group is proud to announce the appointment of Matt Horton as its new Operations Director (Scotland), effective 29th April 2024. With a remarkable background in maritime operations and a proven track record of leadership, Matt brings a wealth of experience to his new role, positioning Viking Maritime Group for continued growth and success in the global maritime industry.

As Operations Director, Matt will assist with all operational aspects of Viking Maritime Group's business, including crew management, cadet operations, training, ship management, and maritime consultancy. He will work closely with clients and the executive team and will be committed to delivering exceptional service. 

Matt joins Viking Maritime Group from his previous role as General Manager at a leading maritime company, where he played a pivotal role in optimising operational efficiency, implementing best practices, and enhancing client satisfaction. His comprehensive understanding of the marine sector will help with Viking Maritime Group's operations and drive sustainable growth.

Matt expressed his enthusiasm about his new role, stating, "I am thrilled to be joining Viking Maritime Group as Operations Director. The maritime industry is transforming significantly, driven by technological advancements, regulatory changes, and evolving market dynamics. I am eager to harness Viking Maritime Group's robust foundation and industry expertise to seize these opportunities and drive operational excellence."

The Managing Director of Viking Maritime Group, Matthew Jaenicke, said, "We are delighted to welcome Matt Horton as our new Operations Director. His strategic vision and operational expertise make him the perfect fit for the Viking Maritime Group."

About Viking Maritime Group

The Viking Maritime Group is leading the way as a maritime services company in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Guernsey, USA, New Zealand, and the Philippines. 

Founded in 1988, the company encompasses a diverse group of businesses, including Viking Crew, the leading maritime crew services provider; The Maritime Skills Academy, a world-class crew training provider; and Chiltern Maritime, the UK's top merchant navy cadetship provider.

Our ethos—putting people first and helping support and develop talent and expertise within the global maritime industry—aligns and synergises across the company.