Mr. Naarstad is an experienced travel and cruise executive with a record of achievements as an entrepreneur, consultant, and corporate executive.
At the age of 29 he became the youngest president in the history of the Scandinavian tour company Tjaereborg. A few years later, as president of Norwegian Cruise Line, he oversaw the transformation of the legendary SS France to the SS Norway.
After NCL Naarstad embarked on projects on his own, developing the “super yachts” of the cruise industry, the Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II, which redefined luxury at sea and remain two of the highest rated ships in service. The last three years, Helge has been instrumental in developing the ResidenSea project.
Helge has been a consultant to Cunard Line, Yugoslavia for the development of Dubrovnik tourism, a Colombian group developing a cruise project, and a golf resort in England.
Helge has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science at Teknikum Gothenburg, Bachelor of Business Administration at the Oslo School of Marketing, and Master of Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economy.