Maritime healthcare solutions provider VIKAND announces the naming of its CEO, Peter Hult, as the newly appointed Honorary Consul of Sweden to the State of Florida.
“Being named to such an honoured role for the Swedish Consulate in Florida reflects the wonderful path our lives take,” says Hult. “Sweden is in my blood. To be able to help my fellows navigate coming to America and to assist those who wish to visit, study, and live in Sweden is a privilege.
“As a lifelong mariner, it’s also notable as many Swedes are known throughout the world as skilled seafarers with vital positions at sea and ashore in commercial shipping, the cruise industry, and yachting.”
Peter lives in Florida and travels the globe focusing on the totality of seafarer sustainability. He co-founded VIKAND in 2009. Its slogan, “We can because we care” comes directly from the Swedish, Vi Kan. The addition of the “D” in the brand indicates the sense of urgency as fulfilled by the company—on demand.
A champion of international commerce, Peter co-founded and served as the first President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach which subsequently merged with SACC-Miami to form SACC-Florida.
He also co-founded and serves as the inaugural Vice Chairman of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation and as a Board Member of Kids in Distress, Broward County, Florida.