Costa Cruises announced that, with effect from February 3, Stefania Lallai has been appointed to the new position of Sustainability and PR Director, reporting directly to Costa Crociere S.p.A. Vice President Communication & Sustainability Hansjoerg Kunze.

“I am delighted at the arrival of Stefania, who is one of Italy’s leading sustainability experts, with extensive experience also in the areas of communication and corporate relations,” commented Costa Crociere S.p.A. Vice President Communication & Sustainability Hansjoerg Kunze.

 “Stefania will be in charge of developing socially sustainable strategies for the company and intensifying relations with our principal stakeholders.”

Stefania Lallai, 47, joins Costa from TNT Express Italy, where she started in 2001 and received a series of promotions culminating in her appointment as Communication and Corporate Responsibility Director Italy, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

During her career she has managed all the main aspects of sustainability (i.e. social impact, environmental issues, voluntary work and charitable contributions).   She was also a member of the working group for the listing of TNT N.V.  in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the global stock index that measures the performance of leading companies in terms of their sustainability practices.