Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president
MedCruise Association
Aris Batsoulis was previously senior vice president of MedCruise

Corfu Port Authority’s Aris Batsoulis has been named as the new president of MedCruise Association, which represents more than 140 ports and 34 cruise-related companies in 21 countries across the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red Sea and Near Atlantic.

Batsoulis will assume the role in mid-October 2020, replacing outgoing president Airam Díaz, who has opted to leave his position as commercial director of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Since 2017, Batsoulis has served as senior vice president of MedCruise and he is also the head of cruise development, development director and port facility security officer at Corfu Port Authority.

“It is with great honour to assume responsibility of the presidency of the largest cruise ports association of the world, MedCruise,” said Batsoulis. “I would like to express my gratitude to Airam for his outstanding work throughout his term and wish him every success in his new position. I am committing and looking forward to working along with my skilful colleagues, members of the MedCruise board of directors and the secretariat, to serving the needs of the members ports and associate members and collaborate with all the stakeholders of the cruise industry towards a responsible and sustainable growth.”

Díaz will now serve as honorary president of MedCruise.

“I would like to congratulate Aris Batsoulis on his appointment, and I am confident that he will develop a great job,” said Díaz. “I would like also to thank all board of directors members for their commitment and excellent work during the last three years. Finally, I would like to recognise the dedication of the secretariat team, Jordi Caballé, Anja Lohrum and Sara Valls, and encourage them to keep working hard.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
15 October 2020

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