Costa Crociere has promoted Beniamino Maltese to the position of senior vice president & chief financial officer.
Maltese will report directly to Michael Thamm, chief executive 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, 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 ten years, with a six-fold increase in sales and total guests.
Maltese is an Economics graduate, chartered accountant and auditor.