VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & GENERAL MANAGER, ASIA PACIFIC REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
After years leading global luxury brands in Asia Pacific, China, USA, UK, Europe, and Africa, Lisa Pile was handpicked to help launch Regent Seven Seas Cruises and sister brand, Oceania Cruises in Australia and New Zealand. With a particular affinity with the Asia Pacific and Chinese markets, she’s now focused on expansion and continued growth across the region for both leading cruise brands.
PRESIDENT, REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
Regent Seven Seas Cruises President, Andrea DeMarco has quickly risen in the ranks, after being appointed Regent’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2021 when operations resumed post-pandemic. Prior to this, DeMarco held various positions including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Environmental, Social and Governance, and she worked in revenue management, corporate financial planning and charter sales with Royal Caribbean Group.
Valentina de Santis
OWNER OF PASSALACQUA, LAKE COMO
Running luxury hotels is in the blood for Valentina de Santis, whose family has owned five-star Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como for more than five decades. Now at the helm of Passalacqua, an opulent 18th-century aristocrat’s-home-turned-boutique-hotel, on the banks of Lake Como, she is continuing that legacy. In 2019, De Santis was ranked one of the 100 most successful Italian women by Forbes. In 2021, she won the Patrizio Cipollini Award as ‘Italian Hotelier of the Year’ and in 2022, she was named ‘Hotelier of the Year’ in the sought-after Virtuoso Awards.