Mario Zanetti

CEO International Cruise Summit • Cruises News Media Group

President Costa Cruises
President of Costa Cruises since March 2021, coming back from Asia where he led the local Fleet and business unit, he took over the global position after joining the European team in August as Chief Commercial Officer. In his current role he oversees the Fleet of 12 Ships operating in Europe, South America and Asia as well as all the commercial offices worldwide.
He has a long history with Costa, starting in 1999 in the Revenue Management Department. He successfully held different key positions with entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities and in 2012 was promoted SVP Revenue Management, Air & Sea and Itinerary Planning, becoming responsible for constantly improving revenues and for maximizing Vessels’ occupancy.  
In 2017 he was appointed also President of Costa Asia, with focus on Greater China and Japan, where he redesigned the organization and significantly improved the local commercial and financial performances, strengthening Carnival Corporation’s leadership in the region. He was born in Cogoleto (Genoa) in 1971. He holds a degree in Maritime and Transport Economics from the University of Genoa and completed his education by participating in general management programs at INSEAD Business School.