Our team bring a diverse range of incredible experience to Swiss Ocean. With naval architects working alongside expedition leaders, we have outstanding knowledge of every part of the yachting industry.
Christophe has been in the marine industry for almost two decades, originally in the fast ferry activity and subsequently in the superyacht industry.
Born in France and graduated with an Internationa l Business Administration Degree in Paris, Christophe has been living and managing operations in Spain, Asia, Caribbean and French Riviera. He has worked for almost 14 years for same Hong Kong HNWI family office, and more recently for a global leading yachting firm. Christophe has solid experience with luxury asset management and hospitality services, superyacht fleet management, refit and new build supervision.
Master Mariner – Director
Passionate about expedition cruising, Matthias is an unlimited Master Mariner and has served on large yachts and expedition cruise ships for more than 30 years.
He accomplished world circumnavigations, numerous cruises to Antarctica, the Ross Sea and Chilean Fjords, passed the Northwest Passage successfully twice and cruised most of the Arctic. He sailed the river Amazon all the way up to Iquitos in Peru and is also familiar with the more common cruising grounds within the Atlantic, Indic and Pacific. Matthias has been Master of prestigious yachts as M/Y “CARINTHIA VII” and M/Y “LADY MOURA” including full responsibility for budget, operations and yacht management.
Technical, New Build & Refit
Andri holds Master’s degrees in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering and in Ocean Systems Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in Switzerland.
Andri has over 20 years’ experience managing shipping and yachting projects. Before co-founding Swiss Ocean, Andri held technical management positions for companies like Blohm+Voss and Columbia Ship Management, and headed the ship finance division at Hannover Leasing.
Crewing, Training & Service
Norman started sailing at the age of 5 and has been connected to the sea ever since. He has 15 years’ experience in commercial ship management with a strong focus on HR and client relationship management. He serves in the board of Directors of the United Hospitality Institute and is an advisor in various training centers around the globe.
Michel is a professional pilot and the director of Alpark, a luxury hangar company in Switzerland. He is also the CEO and owner of Partn’Air Management and Flight-Ops. Michel joined the Swiss Ocean team in 2015, bringing his extensive expertise in the aviation industry over to complete our business travel service.
Client’s Relationships & Business
Alexander has gained 10 years’ broad experience in the commercial shipping industry, from ship finance to technical and commercial ship management, including sailing onboard a heavy lift project cargo vessel.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, he has always been attracted to the international and multicultural nature of the industry, as well as the freedom of the sea. He has also overseen a company which operates 14 restaurant outlets in Cyprus. Together these interests have combined into a strong passion and enthusiasm for the multifaceted yachting industry.