David Tanguay has been named in the newly created role of global head of sales for AE Expeditions.
He will be responsible for driving revenue growth in the Aurora Expeditions’ brand’s key markets as well as developing its sales strategy for potential emerging markets.
Tanguay brings more than a decade of sales experience in the polar expedition industry to the role, most recently at Quark Expeditions as sales director.
His Toronto-based appointment also reflects the importance of the North American market to AE Expeditions’ future growth plans, as it continues to raise its profile in the trade.
He will work with regional leaders including EMEA managing director Jos Dewing and their teams to grow the brand’s market share and support the scaling of its operations.
Chief executive Michael Heath said: “David’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for AE Expeditions – we now have two purpose-built expedition ships, the Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle, and we have ambitious plans for our future growth.
“We’re looking forward to leveraging David’s expertise in the expedition space as well as his strategic acumen, and I’m confident he will be an invaluable addition to our global team.”
Tanguay added: “I am incredibly excited to be joining a purpose driven organisation who embeds sustainability into its global strategy.
“Expedition travel has the power to make a positive impact by creating conservation awareness and giving back to communities.
“AE Expeditions is a pioneer in this space, and I look forward to working with their talented global team to promote the life-changing experiences they have been offering for over 30 years.”
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