MSC Cruises has appointed Elisabetta De Nardo (pictured) to the post of vice president, port development.
She reports to Gianluca Suprani, the company’s senior vice president, global port development and shoreside activities.
Based at MSC Cruises’ Geneva, headquarters, De Nardo will focus on supporting the establishment and development of strategic partnerships with cruise ports worldwide.
De Nardo joined the industry in 2007 and worked for Costa Crociere and Silversea Cruises. With a background on Shipping & Maritime Economics, she previously worked in the cargo shipping business.
Suprani said: “I am delighted to welcome Elisabetta to our growing team. With already 15 cruise ships in our fleet and another 10 due to join in the next eight years, we are increasingly expanding our operations around the world, covering more regions, ports and destinations. I am confident that Elisabetta will help us establish new strategic partnerships with international ports and manage existing ones.”