Costa names Rossella Carrara VP of External Relations and Sustainability

Costa is strengthening its external relations and sustainability with the arrival of Rossella Carrara, who joined the company as Costa Group Vice President External Relations and Sustainability.

In her new role, Rossella Carrara will supervise communication, sustainability and public affairs activities for the Costa Cruises brand in Europe, reporting directly to the President, Neil Palomba. She will also have the task of coordinating strategic communication for Costa Group with the Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia, Michael Thamm.

“Rossella brings our management team a high level of consolidated experience” – says Michael Thamm, Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia. – “As our company continues to grow and lead the cruise industry in Europe and Asia, we want to increase our visibility in the markets where we operate, and communicate the many pioneering initiatives that Costa has undertaken while strengthening our cooperation with all our main stakeholders. I am sure that Rossella will be able to help us achieve these objectives.”

Costa Cruises recently introduced Costa Smeralda, the second ship – after AIDAnova in December 2018 – of the Costa Group to be powered both in port and at sea by LNG. The use of LNG results in the virtual elimination of sulfur dioxide emissions (zero emissions) and particulate matter (95-100% reduction).  The use of LNG also greatly reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides (85% direct reduction) and CO2(reduction of up to 20%). For a detailed look on board Costa Smeralda click here.

Rossella Carrara has over 20 years of experience as a strategic consultant supporting major multinational companies in various sectors, from shipping to technology, retail to consumer goods, tourism to healthcare.

During her career, Carrara has gained a detailed knowledge of Costa and the cruise industry, having worked closely with the company over the past 15 years on various communication and public affairs projects.

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