Celestyal Cruises today announced that Kyriakos Anastassiadis will conclude his term as CEO of the company on June 30, 2018. Anastassiadis contributed to the company’s strategic repositioning as well as to the development and strengthening of the Celestyal Cruises brand internationally. From his position as Chair of CLIA Europe, a role he has served in since late 2016, he assiduously promoted the cruise industry agenda.
Celestyal Cruises would like to thank Anastassiadis for his contribution to the development of Celestyal Cruises and wishes him good health and success in his future endeavors.
Celestyal Cruises appoints Chris Theophilides to the position of CEO of Celestyal Cruises, as of July 1, 2018. Theophilides has been working in the cruise industry since 2006 and has held the position of Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Celestyal Cruises since October 2014. Most recently, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company in January 2017, supporting the CEO in a wide range of cross-functional activities.
Theophilides graduated from Rutgers University, New Jersey in 1995, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He continued his studies at the same institution to attain a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1997. From 1998 to 2006, he served as Senior Manager, Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).