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Mark Robinson is moving to head up GPH's business development efforts in EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Global Ports Holding: New role for Mark Robinson, new COO appointed

Global Ports Holding announced some changes to its senior management team.

Having introduced port and destination services across the portfolio and having been part of the development of guest services and retail operations, Mark Robinson is moving to head up the business development efforts in EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Mert Basar new COO

As a result, Mert Basar has joined the company to take on the role of chief commercial officer.

Basar spent his recent years as COO at Istanbul Grand Airport. Before this, he held a number of senior executive roles at Turkish telecommunications companies such as Turkcell and TTkom.

Commenting on the changes, CEO Emre Sayin said: ‘I look forward to Mark's input from his new and exciting role. I expect Mark's wealth of cruise industry experience will prove to be invaluable to our business development aspirations in both Europe and Asia-Pacific.

‘I am also delighted to welcome Mert to our team. His experience and knowledge of commercial operations at such an important aviation hub will be invaluable in helping us deliver on our short and medium-term objectives for ancillary services across the business.’

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