Global Ports Holding (GPH) has announced that Carla Salvadó has joined the organization as Director of Cruise Marketing.

Salvadó will be responsible for leading the marketing activities of GPH cruise ports while giving support to the expansion of the company, GPH said in a statement.

Salvadó, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Sciences, is an experienced professional in the cruise industry. In 2003 she started working in the cruise industry as Secretary General of MedCruise (the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports) and three years later she joined the Barcelona Port Authority (APB) as Cruise Manager.

In 2010 she was appointed Marketing and Cruise Director of the APB and has represented the Port of Barcelona in the Board of Directors of Creuers del Port de Barcelona (2010-2013), Cruceros Málaga (2011-2012), MedCruise (2008- 2014 when she became President) and the ESPO Passenger Network. The different positions held in MedCruise (from Secretary General to President) and her successful career at the Port of Barcelona, the first European cruise port, has provided her a wide knowledge of the industry.

“I’m very excited to join GPH, a vibrant and dynamic company with a consistent project within the cruise industry,” Salvadó said.

“We are delighted to welcome Carla Salvadó to our team. She is a perfect match with her skills and her extensive experience in the cruise industry," said Arpak Demircan, Deputy CEO of Global Ports Holding. “She joined at a perfect time in lined with our growth strategy. She will bring a wealth of experience to Global Ports Holding’s expanding portfolio..