Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) (together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings,” “Norwegian” or the “Company”) today announced that Ms. Stella David will be appointed to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) as a new independent member, as of January 1, 2017.
“I am delighted to welcome Stella to our board of directors,” said Walter L. Revell, chairman of the Board. “Stella’s experience overseeing a remarkable collection of global spirit brands and with successful marketing and brand building gives her a unique perspective that’s an excellent complement to the diverse talents of our other Board members,” continued Revell.
As the former chief executive officer of William Grant & Sons Limited, Ms. David was responsible for the growth of the business from 2009 through 2016, with a focus on developing brand awareness, including that of Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s Gin, global expansion into new markets, as well as acquisitions and innovations. Under her leadership, the company acquired Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey and Drambuie liqueur. Prior to that, Ms. David held a variety of key positions at Bacardi Limited over a 15-year period, including chief executive officer of the United Kingdom, Irish, Dutch and African businesses and global chief marketing officer.
“Stella’s strategic insights and marketing savvy will further position the Company for sustained growth and will support our operations in today’s dynamic international business environment,” said Frank J. Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and a member of the Company’s Board.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the board of a company that has helped create memorable vacations for guests for the last 50 years,” said Stella David. “I look forward to sharing my insights with my fellow Board members and management to continue to build these great brands.”