Magsaysay Visits Costa Group Asia in China

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) visited Costa Group Asia office in Shanghai, China last July 3-5, 2018. The MMC group was spearheaded by Arnold Javier, President, together with Nori Leonidas, Cruise Group Head; Cheryl Faith Cordura, Fleet HR Director; Patrick Maxwell, Vice President of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation; and Paolo Guevara, President of Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

The visit aims to further strengthen the partnership between both companies. The Magsaysay team was welcomed by Costa’s Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Group Asia; Davide Chiodini, Director of Customer Experience and Onboard Revenue; Massimiliano Catani, Director of Guests Experience, Entertainment and Shore Excursions; Joyce Qian, Fleet HR Director; Arianna Fanelli, Fleet HR Senior Manager; and key members of the operations team. The three-day visit included meetings to discuss important updates, recruitment strategies, performance and operational challenges. The Magsaysay team was also invited to tour Costa Serena and was welcomed onboard by the ship's HR Director, Carlo Centofanti. The visit to the ship was an opportunity to share quality time with the crew members. 

Costa Crociere S.p.A., the largest Italian travel group and Europe's number one cruise operator, has been partnered with MMC in the recruitment of Filipino seagoing professionals since 1995, occupying hospitality and technical positions onboard.​

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