For Wildlife Awareness and 'Maximum Aliveness'
A former expedition leader, Andrew White, president, Quark Expeditions, has creatively reverse-engineered his career — turning his passion for polar regions into a living. After guiding his first white-water paddling trip in the Arctic a few decades ago, he was captivated by the raw, wild remoteness and rugged beauty at both ends of the Earth. Born in South Africa and having grown up in Belgium, England and Canada, travel and exploration has always been at White’s core.
Today, White helps guests alter their perspectives by going beyond their comfort zones to achieve what he calls “maximum aliveness.” Joining the company in 2014, he strives daily to motivate his team to deliver transformative polar experiences. For example, Snow Hill in Antarctica is one of the world’s most remote locales and home to an iconic emperor penguin colony. Quark has taken more passengers than any other line there since 2004.
White’s extensive international sales and marketing leadership are helping assure Quark in front of adventurous-minded consumers, and he’s recently expanded the line’s global sales team to help sell two new polar expeditions vessels — the 176-passenger World Explorer and a 200-passenger debuting in 2020-21.