Management Change at Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 14:35 by hamburg

Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH (CGH) will be seeing a change in leadership at the top level. From July 1st, 2020, Simone Maraschi (45) will complement the management of CGH to succeed Sacha Rougier, who is moving abroad at the end of June for personal reasons.

Simone Maraschi has outstanding expertise in the international cruise business. He currently heads the Cruise Department for all German and Polish ports at Sartori and Berger, integrated service providers for all sectors in the maritime industry, and is in close contact with cruise lines and service providers from all areas of cruising. Previously, Simone Maraschi was responsible for marketing and sales within the DACH region at the Italian Ferry Company Grandi Navi Veloci/Grimaldi. "I am convinced that tourism and the cruise industry will emerge from the current situation stronger than before," says Simone Maraschi. "I am optimistic about the future and I look forward to my new duties and close co-operation with the cruise lines, the city and the highly committed team of CGH.”

Sacha Rougier took over the Management of CGH as Managing Director in February 2015. She was able to achieve continuous success in the development of Hamburg as a cruise destination including growth figures for calls and passengers well above the European average. Rougier made a significant contribution to positioning Hamburg internationally as a top cruise destination as well as in promoting Hamburg's cruise expertise in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure and terminal operations on an international level.

"Over the last few years, Sacha Rougier has succeeded in establishing an efficient and sustainable overall structure for the cruise destination Hamburg, which regularly serves as a benchmark for other ports. We express our thanks to her for her tireless commitment," says Jens Meier. Rougier is leaving the CGH at her own request and will move abroad. "This was certainly not an easy decision to make," says Sacha Rougier. "I have a great team at CGH, with whom I envisaged and achieved a great amount in the last few years."
Management Change at Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH
Sacha Rougier and Simone Maraschi in front of Cruise Center Steinwerder (c) Cruise Gate Hamburg

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