Fraser Yachts has announced the appointment of Raphael Sauleau as it’s CEO, he will begin his new role on 4 April. This news follows a spate of new appointments since Fraser Yachts began restructuring its senior management team in 2013. It is understood that Roberto Giorgi, the Fraser Yachts executive chairman, has spent a considerable amount of time locating the right candidate for CEO role.

“Having worked with Raphael for many years, I have always appreciated his work commitment, creative attitude, team spirit, ethics and passion,” comments Giorgi. “My goal will be to coach, guide and mentor Raphael during 2016 and ensure that he continues to develop the new strategies for the company that I have been working on with the board of directors for the last 18 months.”

Sauleau joins the team with a wealth of experience at his disposal having worked at VShips, the world’s largest global maritime service provider, for 15 years as director of crew operations and later of the cargo division. Upon completing his tenure with VShips in 2013, Sauleau worked as the CEO of a family office for an UHNWI in Monaco.

Raphael Sauleau (credit: Thierry Ameller)

“I am delighted to be appointed as CEO of Fraser Yachts, which has been at the forefront and leading the yachting industry for so many years,” says Sauleau. “It is a real honour to work together with Roberto Giorgi again and join the Fraser family. The consistent performance of Fraser Yachts throughout the years is a result of hard work, vision and dedication from all involved stakeholders. I am looking forward to taking the helm and pursuing our quest for excellence to deliver the ultimate service to our valuable existing and future customers.”

Mr Giorgi will continue in his role as chairman, dedicating more time to strengthening the management team further and focussing on yachting industry issues.

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