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Silversea rehires Christian Sauleau for fleet operations role

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea has rehired Christian Sauleau as Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations. He will oversee marine, technical, hotel, crewing and entertainment for Silversea’s nine-ship fleet, which is expected to grow further within the next few years.

Sauleau, who reports to the company's CEO, Roberto Martinoli, has an extensive and impressive career in luxury travel, nearly 20 years of which were spent with Silversea. Starting in the mid-1990s, he was instrumental in developing the company’s award-winning unsurpassed reputation for personalised service and hospitality. He will now be based in Silversea's head office in Monaco under Martinoli's helm.

"We are very excited to have Christian back on our leadership team," said Roberto Martinoli, CEO, Silversea. “Christian perfectly understands our top quality standards in order for us to become the best company in the cruise luxury business. Our company will benefit greatly from his wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to excellence. He will be part of our new demanding programme to extend talent and capacity. He will definitely be an invaluable asset as we prepare to further expand our fleet."

"I'm delighted, honoured and proud to be returning to Silversea," said Christian Sauleau, Executive Vice President, Silversea Fleet operations. "I wish to thank both our chairman and CEO for this wonderful opportunity. The company has a special place in my heart, and I look forward to collaborating again with this great team."

Sauleau has held many leadership positions with luxury cruise operators undertaking fleet expansions, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of several new luxury ships. He is known for enriching the onboard experience with pioneering partnerships.