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MSC’s Vago to remain at CLIA Europe’s helm

Pierfrancesco Vago (centre) pictured at the CLIA Germany dinner at Seatrade Europe, with Raphael von Heereman, secretary general CLIA Europe, and Helge Grammerstorf, director CLIA Germany
Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, will remain CLIA Europe chairman for another year after receiving unanimous support from CLIA Europe’s board.

First appointed to lead the European branch of Cruise Lines International Association in November 2013, Vago recently completed his two-year term as chairman.

CLIA Europe’s board unanimously asked him to continue at the association’s helm for another year. According to CLIA Europe’s bylaws, having completed an initial two-year term, the chairman may be re-elected for an extra year.

The board has also voted to make Kyriakos Anastassiadis, ceo of Celestyal Cruises, a permanent member of CLIA Europe’s executive committee, ensurng the views and interests of the smaller CLIA Europe cruise line members are represented.