Pier Luigi Foschi
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Pier Luigi Foschi
Costa Crociere S.p.A
Pier Luigi Foschi has been the chairman of Costa Crociere S.p.A. since 2000 and a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since April 2003.
In September 2012, Mr. Foschi was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Carnival Asia, responsible for coordinating our brands' strategies for growing their business in Asia.
Mr. Foschi also served as chief executive officer of Costa from 1997 until 2012.
In addition to his duties at Costa, Mr. Foschi is a member of the Executive Committee of Confitarma, the federation of Italian ship owners, and founder and former Chairman of the European Cruise Council, an organization consisting of Europe's main cruise companies.
Mr. Foschi joined Costa following a long and prestigious career at OTIS Elevator Company, the world leader in the elevators and people moving equipment.
, Mr. Foschi
covered increasingly important roles since 1974.
In 1990, after working in Italy and France, he moved to Hong Kong and then to Singapore as executive vice president of the OTIS Asia-Pacific operations, with operational responsibility for 14 countries, from Mongolia to Australia, from India to Japan.
In 2007, Mr. Foschi
was listed in the "Club 33" - the 33 most important and influential people in the global travel industry as published by the American Travel Weekly Magazine
In June 2010, he was appointed "Knight of the Italian order of merit for labour" by the President of the Italian Republic.
Amongst the few Italian senior managers to have reached key positions at international level in global companies, Mr. Foschi
speaks English and French fluently and specialized at INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France) after completing his