Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) recently announced two new positions within the company. Roberto Martinoli has been appointed president and chief operating officer and Camille Olivere has been named vice president, sales.
Cruise industry veteran Roberto Martinoli will be responsible for all aspects of fleet operations in this senior leadership role, including the construction of NCL’s largest vessel, Norwegian Epic. He reports to Kevin Sheehan, NCL’s chief executive officer, who maintains responsibility for all other areas of NCL’s business.
“We are so pleased to welcome Roberto to NCL as he brings a vast amount of expertise in operations to the company,” said Sheehan. “Under his leadership, NCL’s legacy of innovation will continue and take us through to our next generation of Freestyle Cruising with the arrival of Norwegian Epic.”
Prior to his appointment, Martinoli was working in Europe as advisor to Apollo Management, a private equity company that is also one of NCL’s shareholders. Martinoli has more than 30 years experience in the shipping and cruise business. His previous roles include executive vice president, operations at Carnival Cruise Lines; senior vice president, operations at Costa Crociere and managing partner at Martinoli Group, a ship management and consulting company.
“I am very eager to join NCL and thank Kevin for the opportunity to contribute to its success. NCL’s fleet is not only the youngest of the North American contemporary market, but its ships are also built with the highest industry’s standard and are uniquely designed around the customer’s needs,” said Martinoli. “During my tenure at Apollo Management, I had the fortune to meet many of NCL’s executives and I look forward professionally and personally to joining this remarkable and strong team.”
Camille Olivere joins NCL from Travelport Inc. where she spent the past six years, most recently as vice president, sales, global e-commerce division. Beginning March 16, Olivere will be responsible for leading NCL’s North American sales team and will be based in the company’s Miami headquarters. She reports to Andy Stuart, executive vice president, global sales and passenger services.
“With our more than 75 Partnership 2.0 initiatives, including the most recent executive webinar series, we’ve shown our travel partners that we are committed to making them number one,” said Stuart. “With Camille leading our sales team, we have added a creative and savvy sales professional who has a track record of building and managing successful, customer-centric sales organizations. She will be focused on listening to our travel partners and making sure that they have the right tools in place to successfully sell NCL to their clients.”
Before Travelport, Olivere held sales roles at Oracle, American Express, GE Financial and United Airlines. Olivere takes over from Terri Burke, a key figure in NCL’s sales and industry relations areas for the past five years, who is leaving the company.
“Terri has been a valuable team member and helped NCL build today’s strong relationships with its travel partners,” said Stuart. “We are sorry to see her leave and wish her well.”