Celebrity Cruises has introduced that Katina Athanasiou will grow to be the model’s subsequent senior vice chairman of gross sales, changing the lately retired Dondra Ritzenthaler.
Athanasiou joined Celebrity as Vice President of Sales, the Americas, in January.
“Katina has a proven track record in the travel and hospitality industry, and she really understands how to drive business in the Americas,” Ritzenthaler mentioned in an announcement final December. “Her experience and knowledge will be an invaluable asset as our fleet grows and offers a variety of options to sail to every continent.”
Athanasiou brings greater than twenty years of trade expertise to her new position. Prior to becoming a member of Celebrity firstly of the 12 months, she served as Senior Vice President, Sales at Silversea Cruises. She additionally has earlier expertise because the Chief Sales Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, along with a wide range of different gross sales administration roles.
The announcement comes after Celebrity president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo stepped down from her position to transition to vice chairman of exterior affairs for Royal Caribbean Group. She was changed by Laura Hodges Bethge.
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