Torstein Hagen (1988)
|Alma mater||Norwegian Institute of Technology
|Occupation||Founder, chairman and CEO, Viking Cruises|
|Net worth||US$1.0 billion (March 2017) |
He worked in the shipping and cruise industries, served on the boards of Holland America Line and Kloster Cruise Ltd. He was formerly a partner of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Europe and became the CEO of Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab in 1976. He was CEO of Royal Viking Line from 1980 to 1984.
Hagen founded Viking River Cruises in 1997; the company as of 2017 has a European fleet of over 60 vessels. In May 2013, the company started an ocean cruise division, and changed its name to Viking Cruises. As of 2017, it has three ocean-going ships.
Hagen is married, with two children, and lives in Switzerland. His daughter Karine Hagen works for Viking River Cruises.
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