Costa Crociere S.p.A., Europe’s number one cruise company, has promoted Beniamino Maltese to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Beniamino Maltese will report directly to Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere. His new role will see him coordinating and managing, together with his 120 staff, activities related to accounting, treasury, control, taxation and legal matters for the Costa and Iberocruceros Group.
During his career with Costa, which spans more than 30 years, Beniamino Maltese has contributed significantly to its development, assisting in its transition from a family business to a company listed on the stock exchange, and finally as a major international Group. He has played a significant part in the substantial growth and remarkable success that the Group has recorded in the last 10 years, with a sixfold increase in sales and total guests.
Beniamino Maltese is an Economics graduate, chartered accountant and auditor. He joined Costa Crociere in 1981, was appointed Financial Director in 1992 and Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Since 2008, he has also been Chief Financial Officer of Iberocruceros, the Spanish branch of the Costa Crociere S.p.A. Group.