New executive chairman for superyacht broker Fraser Yachts
by Malcolm MacLean
Following Fabio Ermetto’s elevation to Chief Commercial Officer for Benetti, the company's board of directors has appointed Roberto Giorgi as the Executive Chairman of Fraser Yachts, with effect from 1st September 2014.
Giorgi first started working for V. Ships over 30 years ago and has since gained unique experience in the naval and nautical world, launching and managing the leisure and ship management divisions. In his new role, he will continue to build on the platform already created by Fabio Ermetto.
Paolo Vitelli, Chairman of the Azimut Benetti Group says, 'I would like to thank Fabio Ermetto for the work he has done at Fraser Yachts in the last year. We are looking forward to working with him more closely in the Group.'
Ferruccio Luppi, CEO of Azimut Benetti adds, 'We are also delighted that Roberto Giorgi will be taking a more active role at Fraser Yachts. His vast experience at leading V.Ships, the largest supplier of management and outsourcing services to the maritime leisure industry, will enable him to continue the development and international growth of Fraser Yachts that Fabio has already started.'
Roberto Giorgi comments, 'I am pleased to be able to continue the work and strategy that Fabio has already put in place. Fraser Yachts consistently sells more yachts than any other brokerage and is on course to do so for the fifth year running. I look forward to working with the directors and staff of Fraser Yachts, coaching the talent in their future careers and building on our already leading market position.'