Genting Hong Kong Ltd, a subsidiary of Malaysian gaming company Genting Bhd, says it has appointed Michael Goh to the positions of president of its Dream Cruises business and head of international sales of Genting Cruise Lines.
Genting Hong Kong operates cruise ships (example pictured) with casinos on board, serving customers mainly embarking from ports in southern China and Singapore. The firm also has a stake in the Resorts World Manila casino resort in the Philippines.
The company issued on Friday a written statement saying Mr Goh would be based in Singapore under Genting Cruise Lines’ president Kent Zhu.
The statement said Mr Goh had 30 years of experience in the Asian hospitality industry. He joined Genting Hong Kong 20 years ago. Prior to his latest appointments he was the senior vice president of the Dream Cruises and Star Cruises brands – responsible for international sales – and of the Crystal Cruises brand for Asian sales and marketing.
The statement quoted Genting Hong Kong’s chief executive Lim Kok Thay as saying of Mr Goh: “With his strong relationships in the travel industry, he will lay the sales and marketing strategies for the successful arrival of the first of two 204,000-gross-ton Global Class ships in 2021.”
The ships are under construction in Germany.
The Genting Hong Kong statement quoted Mr Goh as saying: “I look forward to this next chapter as president of Dream Cruises, and the possibilities that lie ahead.”
In March, Genting Hong Kong reported that its annual net loss shrank by 13 percent in 2018 to about US$210.9 million. That was on annual revenue that grew by 34 percent to US$1.6 billion as the company redeployed two of its newer ships on cruises starting from ports in southern China.
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