Peter Schellenberger becomes senior advisor to VIKAND


Global healthcare specialist VIKAND recently welcomed maritime industry veteran Peter Schellenberger as a senior advisor to the executive team, where he will help champion VIKAND’s proactive approach to preventive seafarer healthcare.

Schellenberger has vast experience in shipping, both on the supplier and the owner/manager side and for added value maritime services. He spent 35 years in Asia when his maritime journey leads him from leading ship supply companies to heading supply chain organisations and maritime service units in V.Group, OSM and Thome Group. As the founder of Vanir Marine under Thome, he also built a digital marketplace for outsourced maritime service procurement functions and catering services.

“I believe strongly in VIKAND’s mission of proactive healthcare,” says Schellenberger (pictured). “I look forward to bringing operational value to an innovative company, building exciting partnerships and helping the maritime industry create a more sustainable workforce.”

In April 2023, he left the soon to merge OSM Thome and founded Novamaxis Pte Ltd, a consulting and facilitation network specialising in maritime supply chain, digitalisation, sustainability, crew advocacy and smart tools, as well as startup mentoring and development.

As a well-known and respected figure in the maritime industry, Peter is also a frequently invited speaker and panellist on the global Maritime conference circuit and contributor to the press.

“I am so pleased to welcome Peter as a senior advisor to VIKAND,” says Ronald Spithout, Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND. “His wealth of knowledge about the industry and experience with digital technology are unparalleled. Peter has always been a champion of crew welfare, and his guidance and advice will be invaluable as VIKAND promotes its unique preventive healthcare approach to ship operators.”