MSC Cruises has tapped Lisa Teiotu, Commercial Director AU/NZ to the new role of Managing Director of the cruise lines Australasia business, overseeing local operations and commercial activities, as well as developing a further growth strategy.
Teiotu joined MSC Cruises in November 2019 as Sales Director, a role in which she was responsible for the commercial development of the company’s Australia and New Zealand business. Prior to this, she was the Head of Business Development for Australia and New Zealand at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Angelo Capurro, Sales Executive Director of MSC Cruises said: “With a plethora of industry expertise, the appointment of Lisa Teiotu to lead MSC Cruises’ business across Australia and New Zealand will further strengthen relationships with the local trade to maximize together opportunities to grow the presence of local consumers to the overall guest mix on board both our current and future fleet.”
Additionally, Michelle Warren has been appointed Marketing Manager of its Australasia business. Warren joined MSC Cruises in March 2022 as Marketing Executive and has been instrumental in continually increasing the effectiveness of the brand’s Australian and New Zealand marketing.
These internal promotions are in line with MSC Cruises’ growth plan of 23 new next-generation ships by 2025, which aim to strengthen the line’s position as the market leader in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southern Africa.