Ponant has named seasoned industry executive, Navin Sawhney, CEO of Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions for Americas.

Sawhney most recently led the Americas as COO, demonstrating a strong track record in building growth both organically and through acquisitions by differentiating brands and increasing market share across multiple channels, said Ponant.

Prior to his tenure with Ponant he worked at hospitality brands such as Cunard, Royal Viking, Sea Goddess, Holland America and Tauck. 

“The Americas are a significant part of PONANT’s growth strategy” shared Herve Bellaiche, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “Navin’s vision, expertise and leadership will be integral to building the brand into a global player in the high-end cruise segment.” 

At the helm, Sawhney will continue to leverage the brand’s leadership position in Expedition cruising, while forging strategic alliances with channel partners. He will also increase PONANT’s competitive advantage by expanding elevated, immersive encounters to iconic destinations, featuring cruises curated for Discovery & Learning.  


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