Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has appointed Mark Kempa to the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer.
He has been serving as the company’s interim chief financial officer since March.
In the job, Kempa will report directly to the company’s chief executive officer, Frank Del Rio.
He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s financial strategy and overseeing all finance functions, including corporate financial planning, accounting, treasury, tax, as well as information technology, corporate strategy and investor relations.
“After an exhaustive internal and external search process that yielded a number of extremely qualified candidates, Mark’s extensive experience, continued progression with increased responsibilities and track record of success made him the ideal choice for the role,” said Del Rio.
“His deep knowledge of the company and industry, coupled with his financial experience are just some of the reasons we are excited to have Mark assume the role of chief financial officer and continue to drive Norwegian’s strong earnings growth and profitability.”
A twenty-year veteran of Norwegian, Kempa held several positions of increasing responsibility in Norwegian’s finance organization, playing an instrumental role in several of the company’s key milestones, including its successful initial public offering in 2013 and the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International in 2014.
In addition, he spent three years representing the financial interests of the company’s expansive newbuild program while positioned overseas in Germany, and also held various roles in accounting and internal audit.