Alfonso Piccirillo has been appointed CFO of MSC Cruises, effective immediately.
Piccirillo (pictured) joined MSC Cruises in 2004 and has for the past five years been the cruise line’s Head of Financial Planning and Controlling.
His previous roles at the company include Business Analyst and Group Controller.
During his tenure at MSC Cruises Piccirillo has led financial planning and controlling, including management reporting and analysis, financial planning processes, ship and infrastructure financing, strategic investment analysis and valuation.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, said: “I am especially pleased to welcome Alfonso to the company’s senior management team.
“He is an example of how a young professional with values that are aligned with those of our company and the necessary dedication at MSC Cruises can aspire to a long and successful career all the way to the top. And in this, Alfonso’s trajectory to his new role as CFO was exemplary,” he said.
Vago added: “Today I also want to thank for his contribution and dedication, Jean-Philippe Neau, who held the CFO role for the past three years supporting and leading a phase of significant growth for the business that saw MSC Cruises become the world’s third largest cruise brand. Jean-Philippe remains within the ‘family’, as he joins our holding company MSC Group to focus on project finance work.”