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New Commercial Director APAC for PONANT

February 14, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Sarina Bratton, PONANT Chairman Asia Pacific, has announced the appointment of highly regarded travel industry executive Deb Corbett, who will take up the newly created position of Commercial Director APAC for PONANT.

Announcing the appointment, Sarina commented “25 years in the industry has provided Deb with significant understanding of the travel industry across many levels including leadership, team development, negotiation, customer relationship, brand management, and traditional and social media”.

Deb Corbett will report to Monique Ponfoort, VP PONANT Asia Pacific. She will be responsible for commercial growth in the APAC region and overseeing PONANT’s marketing and sales teams located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Shanghai.

Commenting on Deb’s appointment Monique added “Deb joins us at a time of considerable business growth for PONANT, providing a new level of commercial and marketing acumen to the Australian sales and marketing team. We are off to an extraordinarily successful 2017, fuelled by our 2018 Kimberley and 2018-19 Antarctica launch seasons. We are delighted that Deb can join our team and we look forward to welcoming her onboard on Monday 20 March”.

Prior to this role Deb Corbett was Head of Sales, Marketing and Product with Travel the World and held senior management roles with Garuda Indonesia, Travelscene American Express and CTC Lines.

Deb added: “I am thrilled to be joining PONANT at this dynamic time. I well know PONANT’s global position as the world leader in luxury expedition cruises from my Travel the World days, and the imminent introduction of four new expedition ships provides a great platform for building further growth in the Asia Pacific region. A very exciting time”. 

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