As part of a new strategy aimed at growth, cruise port operator Global Ports Holding (GPH) has appointed three regional directors.
Javier Rodriguez, current general manager of Barcelona cruise port will be appointed regional director – West Med, which includes Barcelona, Malaga, Lisbon and Singapore ports.
Aziz Gungor, current general manager Ege Port- Kusadasi will become regional director – East Med, which will include Ege Port, Bodrum, Antalya, Zadar and Bar cruise ports.
Michael Maura Jr, who recently joined the group, will become regional director – Americas.
The regional directors will report to COO Stephen Xuereb, who will also oversee the GPH’s Central Med region, including Valletta, Cagliari, Catania and Ravenna ports.
Emre Sayin, GPH CEO, said: “Our new organisational structure is another step forward in the evolution of the Group. It reflects our growing operations and will help provide a strong platform for our next stage of growth, while maintaining operational discipline across the current portfolio. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our Regional Director’s for their new roles and to welcome Michael Maura Jr to the GPH team.”
GPH’s strategic review is being carried out by Goldman Sachs International with the intention of exploring ways to maximise value for stakeholders and may include the sale of assets, as well as possible strategic investments and partnerships.