MedCruise elects C. Salvadό as President, and a New BoD

MedCruise elects C. Salvadό as President, and a New BoD - Κεντρική Εικόνα

The 45th MedCruise General Assembly that was held in Barcelona, Spain elected Mrs Carla Salvadό, Marketing and Cruise Manager of the Port of Barcelona as the new President of the association representing cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas.

Carla Salvadό started working at the Port of Barcelona in 1992, and first involved in the cruise industry in 2003. She has worked for 3 years as Secretary General of MedCruise, and served its BoD in subsequent years. She is now the Marketing and Cruise Manager of the Port of Barcelona. She has studied Economics and Business Management at the Pompeu Fabra University and ESADE Business School.

She succeeds in the Presidency Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager of the Port of Piraeus. Hatzakos will continue serving the Association as Honorary President.

 "I am very confident that the Association will continue to effectively represent all cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas. MedCruise is a unique association that unites and represents cruise ports that host over 20% of the global cruise traffic. I would like thank MedCruise members that trust me to lead the Association, and I am looking forward to work with all our members, in order to promote the cruise activities in each of them" said C. Salvadό following the announcement of the results.

Salvadό continued stating "Other cruise ports and cruise lines association are partners in these efforts, and along with the new Board of Directors I will work on maintaining a close relationship with all of them for increasing the prospects of cruising in the Med and beyond".

Along with its President, MedCruise elected its Board of Directors (BoD) members to serve for the period 2014-17.

The members of the new Board of Directors are Kristijan Pavic (Dubrovnik, Croatia, Senior Vice President), Maria Cano (Palamόs, Spain, Vice President), Figen Ayan (Istanbul, Turkey), Andreia Fernandes Ventura (Lisbon, Portugal), Anne-Sophie Peyran (French Riviera Ports, France), Airam Díaz Pastor (Tenerife Ports, Spain), Lotfi El Ajmi (Tunisian Ports, Tunisia), Elvira Leschinskaya (Odessa, Ukraine), Boyan Babic (Koper, Slovenia), Giampiero Costagli (Portoferraio, Italy), Marijan Petkovic (Sibenik, Croatia), and Vlado Mezak (Rijeka, Croatia).

During its meeting that took place immediately after the announcement of the election results, the new Board of Directors decided that the MedCruise Secretariat will continue to perform its tasks, from the Greek office of the Association at the Port of Piraeus, and reappointed Thanos Pallis as the secretary general of the Association.

The 45th MedCruise General Assembly also welcomed two new members, Portofino, and Gioia Tauro, both from Italy, rising port membership to 73.

The 46th MedCruise General Assembly will take place in Zadar, Croatia, 3-6 June 2015.

More info:

Aimilia Papachristou at MedCruise (tel. +30.210.4550282 or by email: aimilia.papachristou@medcruise)


From Left to Right: Airam Díaz Pastor (Tenerife ports), Boyan Babic (Koper), Maria Cano (Palamόs), Elvira Leschinskaya (Odessa), Carla Salvadό (MedCruise President, Barcelona), Andreia Fernandes Ventura (Lisbon), Lotfi El Ajmi (Tunisian ports), Figen Ayan (Istanbul), Kristijan Pavic (Dubrovnik), Anne-Sophie Peyran (French Riviera), Giampiero Costagli (Portoferraio), Marijan Petkovic (Sibenik), Stavros Hatzakos (Honorary MedCruise President).

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