Michel Nestour has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, global port and destination development - EuroMed region for Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise operator.
In this capacity, Nestour is responsible for strategic corporate port and destination development initiatives within the EuroMed region, which includes the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast from Morocco and the Canary Islands in the south to Norway in the north and the Baltic Sea.
Nestour is based in Carnival Corporation & plc's office in Southampton, UK, and reports to Giora Israel, the company's senior vice president of global port and destination development.
Prior to joining Carnival, Nestour spent seven years at the London offices of Ernst & Young LLP working within the company's transaction advisory services division. He also served in the merger and acquisition division of Corus Group, Inc., a leading global steel and aluminum supplier, and held financial positions with global investment firms Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
"The EuroMed region continues to expand at a rapid pace and Michel brings a wealth of work experience and a unique set of skills that will allow us to enhance the numerous port and destination opportunities that exist within this area," Israel said.
A native of Lorient, France, Nestour earned degrees in economics and Spanish at the universities of Nantes in France and Valencia in Spain, respectively, as well as a masters of arts in banking and finance from the University of Wales' College of Bangor.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Together, these brands operate 98 ships totaling 195,000 lower berths with 10 new ships scheduled to enter service between May 2012 and March 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.