Nick Wilkinson promoted by Norwegian

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Nick Wilkinson has been promoted to general manager Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Wilkinson will head up the company’s UK office in Southampton, reporting to Christian Boell, managing director Europe Middle East & Africa, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

He has been with the company for 13 years, holding a number of positions including director of business development for Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Christian Boell, said: “I am delighted to announce the promotion of Nick to general manager NE/MEA. Nick has a tremendous amount of experience and has successfully driven the growth of Norwegian, seeing another record breaking year in the UK in 2015. Nick’s new position recognises his role within the company and is integral to our ambitious future plans.”

The company also recently announced the promotion of Stefanie Hegener to senior director marketing & PR for EMEA. Hegener joined Norwegian in July 2015 as director marketing & PR Norwegian Continental Europe and now manages and oversees trade and consumer marketing functions across Norwegian’s offices in Southampton and Wiesbaden.

On Hegener’s promotion, Boell said: “Stefanie has been an asset to Norwegian since joining the team in the summer. As we continue to grow it is important that we have the team in place to drive us forward and Stefanie’s experience and skills are the perfect match. We look forward to keeping up the momentum and strengthening our European markets further.”

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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