MSC Cruises has promoted Lucy Ellis to Chief Communications Officer.
She replaces Luca Biondolillo, who has held the position since 2015. Biondolillo is leaving the company at the end of August to pursue a new professional opportunity, MSC said.
Ellis reports to MSC Cruises CEO, Gianni Onorato and will be responsible for leading the company’s global communications strategy, overseeing internal and external communications and managing its corporate reputation.
“We have an exceptionally talented and dynamic communications team and I’m excited to continue the great work we’re doing across the world,” Ellis said.
“MSC Cruises is an inspiring and special business, and the industry as a whole has witnessed a great comeback. So it’s all hands on deck as we build on the company’s growing success.”
Ellis has been with MSC cruises since 2016. Prior to MSC, Ellis was Senior Vice President at Weber Shandwick and Associate Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
MSC Group is a privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
MSC Cruises falls under the company’s contemporary brand as the world’s third largest cruise brand. The division comprises 21 vessels projected to grow to 23 ships by 2025. The cruise line has a presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.