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Odell promoted to svp and md Asia Pacific for NCLH

Steve Odell - an expanded remit covering Asia Pacific
In less than two months since opening a dedicated office for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in Sydney on October 1, Steve Odell has gone from svp and md Australia and New Zealand to svp and md Asia Pacific.

As well as Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, Odell is now responsible for the Asian region, including Japan, India, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

He will focus on the continued growth of NCLH’s three offerings -- Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

He has vast experience in the luxury cruise market and was most recently based in Monaco as president Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Silversea.

He served as chairman of International Cruise Council Australasia, now CLIA Australasia, from 2005 to 2007 and was a founding board member of the Asia Cruise Association, now CLIA Asia.

‘Demand for quality cruise products is growing exponentially across the Asia Pacific region,’ Odell said. ‘With three market-leading cruise brands NCLH is well positioned to respond to this demand and grow its presence in the region.’

Odell’s appointment continues NCLH’s expansion of its international leadership leam, with Frank Medina as vp and md Latin America and David Herrera as svp and md China.

‘We are thrilled to further enhance our strong international leadership team with the strong experience, strategic planning and industry knowledge that Steve Odell, David Herrera and Frank Medina bring to Norwegian Cruse Line Holdings,’ evp international business development, Harry Sommer, said.