In his role, reporting directly to Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere, Maltese coordinates and manages – together with his 120-people staff – activities related to Accounting, Treasury, Control, Taxation and Legal Matters for the Costa and Iberocruceros Group.
In his thirty-plus year career at Costa, Maltese has contributed to its development, assisting in the transition, first from a family business to a company listed on the stock exchange and then as a major international Group. He has played a significant part in the substantial growth and remarkable success that the Group has recorded in the last 10 years, with a sixfold increase in sales and total Guests.
Beniamino Maltese, who is Genoese, is an Economics graduate, chartered accountant and auditor. He joined Costa Crociere in 1981, was appointed Financial Director in 1992 and Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Since 2008 he has also been Chief Financial Officer of Iberocruceros, the Spanish branch of the Costa Crociere S.p.A. Group.