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We are delighted to announce a number of exciting new appointments

3rd Oct 2011

Eric de Saintdo, Executive Chairman and CEO

We are pleased to confirm that Eric de Saintdo has been appointed Executive Chairman and CEO of Camper & Nicholsons. Originally assigned both roles on a temporary basis earlier this year, Eric's supervising presence over the Camper & Nicholsons corporation was made permanent after he demonstrated invaluable management skills and exciting company vision. As Chairman for almost six months, through his specialised knowledge of the market and his human qualities in tune with company values, Eric has laid the fundamentals of a promising and lasting future for Camper & Nicholsons. At the same time, as CEO, Eric met with his teams and together they came up with guidelines for a development strategy. To carry on this supervisory capacity, while relying on the new management he set up into business units, it was only natural and fitting that Eric conserve his role of CEO in order to assist and promote the Group’s project day to day. Eric is extremely well regarded within the luxury yachting industry after successfully transforming the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show from an annual yachting event into a celebrated international affair under his management. Eric, who is considered today to be one of the central players in the yachting market, comments, “I am honoured and excited to accept such a position within one of the most celebrated companies in yachting and look forward to continuing and expanding Camper & Nicholsons' authority over the industry.”

Michael Payne, CCO

Camper & Nicholsons is also delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Payne as CCO. Michael has moved over from CNI's Brokerage division where he worked for the past 17 years, establishing himself as one of the leading and most well respected brokers in the industry.  Michael is actively involved with all aspects of the yachting industry, and holds a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a first class reputation. In his new role, Michael will oversee all aspects of CNI's brokerage division, and will be responsible for the sales teams at CNI. Michael comments on his new position, “It’s an exciting time for Camper & Nicholsons and I’m delighted to accept this unique opportunity to play a key part in our new ventures.”    
 
D.J. Kiernan, Director of Charter Marketing, Worldwide

With the expansion of Camper & Nicholsons' management team, we welcome D.J. Kiernan as our new Director of Charter Marketing, Worldwide.  D.J.'s new position comes six months after joining CNI as Director of Charter Marketing in the US, a time period over which he showcased exemplary management skills and exciting marketing initiatives. D.J. has worked in the yachting industry for a number of years, holding both marketing and management positions.  His previous role before joining Camper & Nicholsons saw him successfully set up and manage the Feadship Charter Division.

Rytis Babravicius, Sales Broker

Camper & Nicholsons is please to welcome Rytis Babravicius to the brokerage team. Originally from Lithuania, Rytis lived in Cyprus before moving to Monaco to join us. Rytis speaks Russian fluently - amongst other languages - and has already worked with a number of Camper & Nicholsons brokers on deals for Russian clients, as well as with our Yacht Management and Charter Marketing Divisions.  He will be based in Monaco.

Alex Garro, Senior Charter Manager

Joining D.J. in the Charter Marketing Division in Monaco is Alex Garro, as Senior Charter Manager. Alex spent the last six years working as a charter manager at Select Charter Services.  Prior experiences include working as crew on yachts, and 14 years of sales management.  Alex is Spanish and lives in Villefranche Sur Mer.

Nathalie Andreu, Charter Manager

Nathalie has most recently been working for YCO in Yacht Management. Prior industry experience includes working for Fraser Yachts for just under four years in sales, management, and charter marketing.  Nathalie is French, and lives in Beausoleil.

by Miriam Cain

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Eric de Saintdo - I am honoured and excited to accept such a position within one of the most celebrated companies in yachting and look forward to continuing and expanding Camper & Nicholsons' authority over the industry

Miriam Cain

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Michael Payne
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D.J. Kiernan
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Alex Garro
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