New zero-emissions cruise venture Northern Xplorer has bagged ship finance specialist Ronny Bjornadal for its board.

The company said Bjornadal, who has been a partner and managing director at shipbroker Affinity Shipping & Finance in Oslo since 2020, will assume an active role as executive director with special focus on debt financing, with immediate effect.

Before his time at Affinity, Bjornadal was managing director and head of global maritime loans at Nordea Bank, responsible for origination, structuring, syndicating and agenting of large syndicated loan facilities and export credit financings in the international bank market.