Premuda has confirmed news exclusively reported by Splash in November, announcing the appointment of Marco Fiori as its new CEO effective from January 3.
“Marco Fiori will work closely with Premuda’s board of directors and with the deputy chairman Alcide Rosina to support the company’s next phase of development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions aimed at a significant expansion of its fleet,” the Genoa-based company said in a statement.
Premuda, which is 100% owned by turnaround vehicle Pillarstone, is today one of the leading Italian operators in shipping services and in the chartering of ships for the transport of liquid and dry bulk.
For the past 22 years, Marco Fiori held top management positions within the d’Amico group including the role of CEO of D’Amico International Shipping for 12 years. Before joining d’Amico Group, Fiori worked in the New York branch of Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura.
Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori, Pillarstone’s country manager in Italy, said the new appointment was “proof of Pillarstone’s ability to support a complete turnaround of a company, make it competitive again on international markets and attractive for top managers.”