Luxury expedition line Ponant has appointed Deb Corbett as CEO Asia Pacific after seven years with the line and 30 years in the industry.

Deb Corbett to take over

Her rise to the top job comes in the wake of Chris Hall leaving the company at the end of this month. Ms Corbett will be assisted by Maxime Farrenq who has been appointed COO, Julie Rogers, Director of Sales and whose sales portfolio has been extended to include Japan and Hong Kong; David Marionneau who has been appointed to the new role of Director of Maritime Operations; Charles Boutet, Director of Marketing & Communications; Mick Fogg, Director of Expedition & Destination Development; and Helene Delgado, Customer Engagement Director.

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Deb Corbett is Ponant’s new CEO

Sarina Bratton, Ponant’s Global Senior Strategic Advisor and Honorary chairman will focus on developing the the boutique Paspaley Pearl by Ponant motor yacht in a joint venture with Paspaley which will be launched early next year.

dining onboard Paspaley Pearl by Ponant
Al fresco dining onboard Paspaley Pearl by Ponant

Ms Corbett and her team will manage the overall Ponant group business with her reporting to Deputy CEO Global Business, Belinda Hindmarsh, based in Marseilles.

Ponant is fortunate to have such high calibre executives to manage the APAC region and it is with great delight that Deb Corbett is appointed to the CEO role. Her business experience, professionalism, and industry knowledge will ensure our growth plans are in good hands,” Ms Bratton said.

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