Paul Frank joins VIKAND as Senior Advisor to enhance maritime healthcare services


Global healthcare specialist VIKAND proudly announces the appointment of Paul Frank as Senior Advisor.

With over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications and ICT sectors, Frank brings a wealth of knowledge to VIKAND’s mission of advancing medical services and innovations within the maritime industry.

Throughout his career, Paul has held pivotal roles at renowned companies such as KPN Telecom, Ericsson, Imtech ICT, Radio Holland, and Marlink. His recent positions as General Manager for Global Services at Radio Holland and Chief Operating Officer at Marlink highlight his expertise in operational excellence and service delivery.

As a former seafarer having worked on river barges and short sea tramping vessels, Paul has always been a steadfast advocate for crew welfare and safety. “I am truly passionate about creating a safe and healthy workplace for our seafarers,” says Paul. “VIKAND’s proactive approach to crew welfare aligns with my values, and I am eager to promote their services to the industry.”

By prioritizing the welfare of their crew, ship operators can not only safeguard their most valuable assets, their crew members, but also ensure the smooth and safe operation of their vessels, leading to improved vessel operations and reduced costs associated with accidents and health-related disruptions.

Ronald Spithout, Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND, welcomes Paul’s appointment, stating, “Paul’s extensive experience and operational expertise will be instrumental in shaping VIKAND’s future growth. His insights will guide us in leveraging new technologies and software applications to enhance crew welfare, mitigate healthcare risks, and deliver healthcare services to the most remote areas.”