Costa Crociere has appointed Hansjoerg Kunze VP, communication and sustainability, for Costa Cruises, Aida and Iberocruceros brands, effective October 1, 2013. He replaces Mina Piccinini.
Kunze's appointment reflects a strategy of closer cooperation between the three brands of the Costa Group. He reports directly to Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere.
Kunze, a professional journalist, has nine years of experience in the cruise industry, having joined Germany's leading cruise company AIDA Cruises in 2004 as vice president, public relations and communication.