People On The MoveRegent Seven Seas, Oceania and Ponant announce key appointments for APAC.

A new wave of talent onboard in Asia Pacific

From left: Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Lisa Pile; Oceania Cruises' Jason Worth; and Ponant's Chris Hall.
From left: Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Lisa Pile; Oceania Cruises' Jason Worth; and Ponant's Chris Hall.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has appointed Lisa Pile as vice president sales & general manager Asia Pacific, as part of sweeping changes recently announced by parent Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for its senior leadership and regional appointments.

Regent’s vice president sales for Australia and New Zealand operations since 2015, Pile will now lead the local sales team and outbound department across the region, responsible for the strategic expansion, vision and growth of the company’s presence in the Asia-Pacific market.

Pile’s luxury travel experience includes working for Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Singapore, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts in China and Tanzania, and The Sukhothai Bangkok in Thailand.

Moving up the corporate ladder is Jason Worth, following his appointment as Oceania Cruises vice president sales & general manager Asia Pacific.

Worth joined Oceania Cruises in 2011 and was most recently vice president sales Australia & New Zealand, a position which he has held for more than three years.

Previously, Worth held the position of vice president finance & accounting Asia Pacific at parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, with roles in finance, treasury and investor relations at its predecessor, Prestige Cruise Holdings.

Ponant's new CEO for APAC

Also on the move, luxury expedition cruising company Ponant has named Chris Hall as chief executive, Asia Pacific.

New areas within Ponant's Asia Pacific team include a newly created maritime operations and logistics department as well as the expansion of Ponant's expedition and destination development area which sees the introduction of new product roles for the enhancement of guest enrichment and pre and post touring offers.

Ponant plans to accelerate the range of experiences across the APAC business through additional ship deployment. This includes Ponant's recently refurbished sailing yacht  Le Ponant and the company's newest vessel: the world's only luxury Icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot, which departed from New Zealand for the first time on 14 February 2023.

These two vessels will join Le Lapérouse and Le Soléal which have operated locally for several years.

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