Foschi to spearhead Carnival Asia from S’pore
Singapore: Pier Luigi Foschi, who retired in July as CEO of Costa Cruises, has taken up a new posting looking after Carnival Corp's strategy in the Asia market.
Foschi will become chairman and CEO of a new unit, Carnival Asia, in addition to his role as chairman of Costa Cruises.
His responsibilities include establishing Carnival Corp's new corporate offices in Singapore and providing help to the company's various operating units in pursuing their Asian strategies.
Currently, Carnival Corp's Asia operations include two Costa ships based in China and Singapore and a Princess ship scheduled to launch a series of voyages from Japan next spring.
Carnival Corp chairman Micky Arison said his company needed to increase its presence in Asia.
"Pier is the ideal candidate for this new role, and considering that his responsibilities at Costa are winding down, we are delighted that he agreed to oversee our growth strategies in this emerging cruise region," Arison said. [13/09/12]