Azamara has this week revealed a number of new leadership hires and promotions across multiple departments, including a new position for long-standing local executive, Belinda (Belle) Osmic.
Osmic has been the face of the boutique cruise line for the past four years, most recently holding the title of Regional Sales Manager, Australia/New Zealand for 18 months. Her new role at Azamara, effective immediately, is Director of Sales, ANZ. (Osmic had also previously spent more than 9.5 years with Royal Caribbean Cruises).
On her promotion, Osmic remarked: “I’m very honoured to take the next step in my Azamara journey… and in turn lead a stellar sales team here in this region who are able to give our travel partners the support they need across this challenging time.
“I am looking forward to growing our brand here and helping out travel partners rebuild their business’, with a focus on our upcoming 2023 and 2024 deployment release, which I know will include some of loyal guests favourite worldwide destinations, and some unique close to home itineraries.”
“The growth and development of our Sales team in Australia and New Zealand including Natalie Bax’s promotion to Sales Support Executive and having two experienced BDMs alongside, solidifies the importance of our market for Azamara and our parent company Sycamore Partners,” she added.
Other key hires abroad include Doug Parks as Chief Administrative Officer, Captain Nico Corbijn as Head of Marine Operations, Laura Krejci as Chief Information Officer, and Rafael Pagliuso as General Counsel. Azamara will also continue to support its sales team, another important aspect of the brand’s growth, as the demand for cruising increases from the travel community.
“We are excited to welcome Doug, Nico, Laura and Rafael to the Azamara family,” said Azamara President, Carol Cabezas.
“Following a tough year for the cruise industry, we are eager and determined to get back out on the water, these new additions will help lead the company to success by building out and operating key areas of the business, and ensuring our returning guests enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience with Azamara,” Cabezas added.