20 under 40

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What never grows old? To see a young heart create, energise and innovate the world. Seatrade Cruise News 20 under 40, sponsored by TVG Travel,  is a celebration of the top 20 young professionals in cruising, each under the age of 40.

We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for Seatrade Cruise News 20 Under 40. We will be announcing the top 20 finalists at in the Excellence Theatre at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.

*Shortlisted candidates are listed alphabetically by surname. 

Christina Baboulaki

Christina Baboulaki, 35

Deputy Manager, Strategic Planning and Marketing 

Piraeus Port Authority S.A.



Marie-Bénédicte Bielawski, 33

Manager Port Operations Department

Antilles Shipping Services


Barbara Buczek

Barbara Buczek, 35

Director of Corporate Development and Operational Businesses

Port of Dover



Maria Cano Olmos

Cruise Manager

Port of Palamos, Ports of Catalonia

Andrew Carricarte

Andrew L. Carricarte, 38

President, CEO

Tritan Software Corporation


Shiky Chen

Shiky Chen, 34

Director, Market Planning

Princess Cruises



Isabelle Côté , 32

Manager - Guest Experience

Destinations North America


Amaury de Willencourt

Amaury de Williencourt, 35

Country Manager, France and Monaco

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

Michael DeMeo

Michael DeMeo, 29


New York City Economic Development Corp.

Steven Denton

Stephen Denton, 34

Marketing & Communications Manager

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

Tom dynes

Tom Dynes, 32

General Manager

Solent Stevedores



Marco Fantasia,  35

Sr. Director, Regulatory Compliance Safety and Training

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Kate Green

Kate Green, 35

Passenger Operations Manager

Cruise Liverpool

Simon Ho

Simon Ho, 34

VP Guest Experience & On Board Revenue

Dream Cruises

Rebekah Keeler

Rebekah Keeler, 28

Commercial Manager

Associated British Ports, Southampton

Emma K

Emma Kjartansdóttir​, 32

Manager Shore Excursions & Cruise Services

Iceland Travel

TIm Krug

Tim Krug, 35

Head of Department Sales and Design 

Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG

Natalya Latipova

Natalya Latipova, 38

Quality Assurance Manager


Carl Lesvoix

Carl Lesvoix, 35

Partner & Graphic/ Signage Director

Tillberg Design of Sweden

Diego Llorens

Diego Llorens Echegaray, 33

Manager, Executive Communications and Public Affairs

MSC Cruises

Capt Benjamin Lyons

Capt Benjamin Lyons, 39


Expedition Voyage Consultants

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller, 31

General Counsel

Carnival Australia


Raquel Mota, 38 

Senior Manager, Port Services

Carnival Corporation

TJ O'Sullivan

Thomas Jefferson "T.J." O'Sullivan, 39

Director, GTO Compliance,

Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines

Neil Palomba

Neil Palomba, 37


Costa Crociere



Oscar Pascual

Oscar Pascual, 30

Manager, Business Development

Carnival Corporation


Anna Perrott

Anna Perrott, 29

Head of Cruise


Jess Peterson

Jess Peterson, 28

Director, Itinerary and Revenue Planning 

Windstar Cruises


Claudine Pohl

Claudine Pohl, 35

Manager, International Business Development

Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence

JP Salazar

JP Salazar, 33

Manager Shore Excursions

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection


Denise Saviss

Denise Saviss, 39

Vice President, Entertainment Experience

Princess Cruises


Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp, 35

Project Manager, Port Operations


Ryan Stana

Ryan Stana

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

RWS Entertainment Group


Jianfeng Tong

Jianfeng Tong, 39

Director, APAC Operations




Valeryi Nagornyi, 36


Vladivostok Sea Terminal LLC


Dirk van der Raadt

Dirk van der Raadt

Senior Manager, Deployment and Itinerary Planning

Holland America Line

Mohamed Wagdy

Mohamed Wagdy, 35

Cruise Business Development Specialist

Abu Dhabi Ports

Brian whelan

Brian Whelan, 35

Staff Captain

Star Princess, Princess Cruises


Jason Worth

Jason Worth, 39

Vice President Finance & Accounting - Asia Pacific

Norwegian Cruise Line


Arnaldo Zanonato, 38

Senior Manager, Port Adventures

Disney Cruise Line