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Board of directors

Airam Díaz Pastor​

President of MedCruise

Since 1996 MedCruise is providing a valuable communication platform to our members in the cruise business to develop a sustainable cruise traffic in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Red Sea, Adriatic and Near Atlantic.

Being part of these magnificent destinations, MedCruise members have the responsibility of promoting the whole area as the best region for cruise activities because of the appealing, professionalism and quality of facilities and services. Thus, MedCruise is present in the major cruise events worldwide with a remarkable role in the European, Asian and American conventions and exhibitions.

Cruise lines and guests are aware of the treasure MedCruise members offer, therefore the region is almost the 20% of the total cruise market share with almost 13,000 cruise calls and around 28 million cruise passengers in 2018. This means MedCruise with 72 port members, 31 associate members and representing 21 countries from 3 continents will continue growing in terms of membership and market share in the near future.

This variety of different members in the MedCruise region are continuously sharing best practices and offering its expertise to the whole cruise industry. In fact, this is one of the MedCruise values, the power to share and drive to the wealth of the Association and its members.

Aris Batsoulis

Senior Vice President, Director of Membership & Finance
Corfu, Greece

Laura Cimaglia

Vice President, Director of Ports, Cities and Destinations
Bari/Brindisi, Italy

Figen Ayan

Director of Professional Development
Istanbul, Turkey

Maria Cano

Director of Communication, Marketing & Promotion
Palamόs, Spain

Nicky Guerrero

Director of Partnerships and Events
Gibraltar

Valeria Mangiarotti

Director of Sustainability and Environmental Issues
Sardinia, Italy

Teodor Patrichi

Director of Black Sea
Constanta, Romania

Theodora Riga

Director of Cooperation with other Associations
Piraeus, Greece

Carla Salvado

Director of New Source Markets
Kusadasi / Bodrum / Antalya, Turkey

Vicky Mitrou

Director of European Union Affairs
Volos, Greece

Mohamed Omrane

Director of North Africa
Tunis, Tunisia

Cristina De Gregori

Director of Project & Studies
Genoa & Savona, Italy