Marco Fiori is set to join Genoa-based shipping company Premuda in January to take up the role of CEO, sources have revealed to Splash.
Fiori resigned from d’Amico International Shipping in October and is set to leave on December 31.
KKR-controlled fund Pillarstone bought Premuda in March 2017 and the role of CEO of the company remained covered by Stefano Rosina until last summer, with Pillarstone’s Jens Martin Jensen currently overseeing the company.
In an interview with Splash recently, Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori, a partner of Pillarstone Italy, said that Premuda “is in good health” and added that the company in the future would look at the potential takeover of other fleets. This potential step would perfectly fit with the original plan for Premuda announced two years ago, which aimed at building up a shipping platform for distressed assets.
Premuda’s fleet today consists of 13 vessels, made up of 10 bulkers and three tankers.