Gabriele Baroni Gabriele Baroni has joined Costa Crociere S.p.A. in the position of Communication Director and will be reporting to the Vice President Communication & Sustainability Hansjoerg Kunze.

Gabriele will be in charge of developing and executing media relations strategies and tactics in support of the Costa brand communication as well as managing the Internal Communication activities. In his new role Baroni will be in charge for Corporate Communication, Press Office, Internal Communication as well as the communication coordination of the International markets.

“It’s a nice pleasure for me to welcome Gabriele onboard. With the appointment of Baroni the Costa Crociere Communication team can count on a group of passionate professionals who will be able to take advantage of all the challenges and continue with the process of opening the dialogue and relationships building with all the relevant stakeholders” -  stated Vice President Communication & Sustainability Hansjoerg Kunze.

Gabriele Baroni, 44, joins Costa Crociere from the public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller, where he started in 2001. He developed considerable expertise in the Corporate Communication area, Media Relations, Corporate Reputation, Stakeholder Engagement programs and Crisis Management Plans. Since February 2010 he was Burson-Marsteller’s Director of the Financial, Energy & Crisis practice.