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Andrea DeMarco to lead Regent sales/marketing, Jessica John succeeds her at NCLH

At her new Regent role, Andrea DeMarco will work side-by-side with President and CEO Jason Montague
Andrea DeMarco is moving from SVP investor relations, corporate communications and ESG at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to become chief sales and marketing officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Jessica John was promoted to VP investor relations, corporate communications and ESG for NCLH.

Both women will assume their new roles in September.

DeMarco replaces Randall Soy, who stepped down as EVP sales and marketing for Regent at the end of July.

NCLH President and CEO Frank Del Rio said DeMarco's 'proven track record of success and extensive experience across the business including investor relations, ESG, sales and marketing, FP&A and revenue management' made her the ideal candidate for the Regent role. She'll work side-by-side with Regent President and CEO Jason Montague.

'Developed a great successor'

'Andrea successfully represented our company to Wall Street since our initial public offering in 2013 and has developed a great successor in Jessica John, who played an instrumental role in many aspects of our COVID-19 pandemic response as well as the development of our company’s global ESG strategy,' EVP/CFO Mark Kempa added. 'I’m thrilled to congratulate Andrea and Jessica and I’m confident they will leverage their proven successes in their expanded leadership roles.'

Top-rated investor relations officer

DeMarco has nearly 20 years of diverse experience spanning multiple areas of the business. She was with NCLH for nine years and built all three departments under her areas of responsibility from the ground up. She served as the high-profile face and voice of the organization to Wall Street and business and financial media and was ranked by Wall Street at the top of the Institutional Investor All-American Executive Team rankings as the No. 1 Overall Best Investor Relations Officer in the Leisure Sector for two consecutive years.

DeMarco was an instrumental part of the management team that helped take the company public with a highly successful IPO and numerous secondary equity offerings, the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International and multiple capital raises amid the COVID-19 pandemic, totaling approximately $20bn in capital market transactions.

Jessica John

Since joining NCLH in November 2019, John has worked on many aspects of the COVID-19 response including multiple capital markets transactions. In addition, she has played an instrumental role in developing the ESG strategy and creating the company's first comprehensive ESG report. She was a part of the executive team that the Institutional Investor All-American Executive Team annual survey ranked No. 1 Overall Best Investor Relations Team and No. 1 Overall Best Investor Relations Program in the Leisure Sector.

Before NCLH, John spent eight years on Wall Street in sell-side equity research roles of increasing responsibility at Citi and Barclays. She covered various industries including metals and mining, medical technology, non-life and life insurance, banks and healthcare services and has covered a wide array of global companies with market capitalizations ranging from a few hundred million dollars to over $300bn. She has extensive experience building research coverage from the ground up and has participated in multiple industry and company coverage initiations.