Marco Kern Joins Ocean Independence
18 Nov 2019
After 14 years with Credit Suisse, leading their Yacht and Aviation Finance team, Marco Kern has recently joined the board of Ocean Independence. Thanks to Marco's background, he brings a host of relevant and varied experience supporting wealthy clientele, together with outstanding financial aptitude, a strong character and great drive. Having successfully managed and grown a large global business, his inter-cultural awareness and leadership skills are highly valued.
With Ocean Independence positioned as one of the fastest growing companies in the yachting industry, Marco will take an active role in further enhancing the current business strategy and will be instrumental in the progression of operational development and growth.
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Marco originally started his career as an engineer and sales manager, subsequently advancing within the diverse business environment of Credit Suisse. He has also amassed a depth of knowledge and experience across other board assignments. With his entrepreneurial initiative and professional expertise, his input and resourcefulness will add another dimension to the ongoing success of Ocean Independence.
A keen and active sailor at heart, with a spirit for adventure and relishing a busy lifestyle, Marco even holds his own private pilot's license. He says, "If you don’t find me on a sailing boat or in the air, you will probably find me on skis somewhere in the Swiss Alps".
Ocean Independence Managing Partner Nicholas Dean commented, "It is extremely exciting to have Marco join the Ocean Independence board. With his diverse corporate background, motivation and enthusiasm he will be a valuable addition. We welcome Marco as a colleague who we have worked closely with over the last four years at Credit Suisse, a respected business partner for the future and a friend."