Explora Journeys appoints Achille Staiano as Chief Commercial Officer

Staiano joins the MSC Group luxury travel brand from sister company MSC Cruises, where he was most recently Senior Vice President of Global Sales, also based in Geneva. He will report to Explora Journeys CEO Michael Ungerer

(Source: Explora Journeys)

Explora Journeys has appointed Achille Staiano as its commercial director based at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Achille has worked for the MSC Group for almost 30 years and this appointment demonstrates the Group's commitment to developing and investing in talent within the organization. Achille joined MSC in 1994 and spent the first 11 years in MSC's ocean container business in Naples, Italy and New York, where he held various senior business roles.  

He moved to MSC Cruises in 2004 and helped shape the line's ambitious global sales strategy to become the world's third-largest cruise brand and saw the fleet nearly double in size in just six years to 22 ships. in service. In his new role at Explora Journeys, Achille will play a key role in the brand's next phase of growth, having witnessed the successful launch of EXPLORA I in July of this year.

Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer of Explora Journeys, said: “Achille's in-depth knowledge of sales, global distribution channels and revenue management within the maritime industry are tremendous assets as we continue to establish our new brand in the travel industry. luxury. It will play a critical role in the future growth of our business as more ships join our fleet and our capacity expands. This appointment demonstrates the development opportunities that are open to our people within the MSC Group and I am pleased that Achille is bringing his extensive experience to our senior leadership team."

Achille Staiano, Commercial Director of Explora Journeys, commented: “I have been part of the MSC family since I was 19 years old and I am proud of the constant growth I have experienced. My new role at Explora Journeys is an exciting challenge and I look forward to contributing to the brand's continued global growth and success in the luxury travel industry."

Norbert Stiekema, who has worked as CCO at Explora Journeys since March, will continue to work for the MSC Group Cruise Division in a senior commercial role.

EXPLORA I is currently sailing in Northern Europe. EXPLORA II will enter service in the summer of 2024 and the liquefied natural gas powered ships EXPLORA III and EXPLORA IV will join the fleet in 2026 and 2027 respectively.

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