Emre Sayın Stepping Down as CEO at Global Ports Holding Plc. GPH Announces Change In Leadership For Its Gph Italian Cruise Ports

Global Ports Holding Plc (“GPH”), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, announces that H. Emre Sayin, Chief Executive Officer is stepping down from his role to pursue new business opportunities as of 26th May 2022.

Mr. Sayin joined the Global Ports Holding Group in 2016 and has served as CEO since the Company’s IPO and admission to the London Stock Exchange the following year. During his tenure, the company grew to 26 ports in 4 continents and became a globally recognized brand.

Mehmet Kutman, Co-Founder and Chairman of GPH will take on the Chief Executive Officer role as the business continues its path to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Ports Holding, Co-Founder and Chairman, Mehmet Kutman said:

“I would like to thank Emre on behalf of the Board of Directors for his commitment and leadership over his tenure at GPH and I am grateful for his efforts to grow and evolve the business and brand. With his dedication and strategic thinking GPH has made significant progress, in at times very challenging circumstances, in growing its port network and building relationships with our partners and stakeholders.”

Global Ports Holding, departing Chief Executive Officer, Emre Sayin said:

“I am proud of what we have achieved in the last 6 years. As I look back, I see a professional, capable and agile business and a tight-knit team and I thank each and every member of the team for their efforts. I have no doubt that GPH’s future is bright.”

Global Ports Holding Announces Change In Leadership For Its Gph Italian Cruise Ports

GPH welcomes Mrs. Raffaella Del Prete as its new General Manager for its Italian Cruise Ports – Cagliari, Catania, Crotone and Taranto.

Mrs. Raffaella Del Prete will be taking the helm from Dr. Antonio Di Monte who has served as the General Manager for GPH Italian Cruise Ports Mrs. Raffaella Del Prete will report directly to GPH COO, Mr. Stephen Xuereb.

Stephen Xuereb, COO of Global Ports Holding commented: “I would like to whole heartedly thank Antonio for his endless dedication and commitment to the development and expansion of GPH’s Cruise Ports in Italy. We wish him all the best for the future.”

“On this occasion, I take the opportunity to welcome Mrs. Raffaella Del Prete, who has an extensive knowledge in port management, team building and leadership. With her knowledge and experience she will be a great addition to our team of experts and professionals at GPH. I do look forward to working with her in the next stage of the development of our Italian Ports and network.”

Mrs. Del Prete has an extensive experience in terminal management. She has been serving as the General Manager of Yilport San Cataldo Container Terminal in Taranto Italy since 2019 where she was in charge of all terminal activities which continued operations during the pandemic. Previously she has also worked for APMT Reefer Terminal in Vado, Italy where she has built a high performing and committed team. She has also worked at MSC Crociere – Sorrento Technical HQ, Maersk Line in Genoa and Maersk Sealand in Copenhagen.

(Global Ports Holding)