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Costa Crociere S.P.A. Promotes Buhdy Bok As Senior Vice President Pacific Asia & China

July 16, 2013 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Costa Crociere S.p.A. has announced today that Buhdy Bok has been promoted to Senior Vice President Pacific Asia & China.

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Mr. Buhdy Bok

Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere S.p.A. commented: “Buhdy Bok’s promotion is both recognition of his valuable work to date and further confirmation of the importance of China and Asia to Costa. Costa entered Asia as the market pioneer in 2006, promoting a new holiday concept and creating the local cruise market, where we are the leader. I am sure that, under  uhdy’s guidance, we will further grow and catch the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Buhdy Bok was appointed Vice President China of Costa in May 2011. From January 2012, his role has been extended to cover the rest of Asia Pacific region.

Before coming to Costa, Buhdy spent 15 years in a distinguished career at Singapore Airlines, where he worked in a number of positions both at the company’s head office in Singapore and abroad. He graduated with an accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a law degree from University of London. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Duke University in the United States.

For 65 years the ships of Costa Cruises ( have plied the seas of the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream holidays with the utmost in terms of fun and relaxation. Its fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service, flying the Italian flag, and 1 new ship to be delivered in October 2014. Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary certification for social accountability (SA 8000, issued in 2008), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS 18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008). All the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned RINA’s Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards.

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