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Michele Francioni
Senior Vice President, Cost Optimization & Process Improvement at MSC Cruises


Michele Francioni joined MSC Cruises in September 2018 as Senior Vice President. Michele has strong depth in Maritime and Sustainability issues. He has a degree in Naval Architecture and a Master’s in Marine and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa.

He started his career at the Italian Classification Society RINA, working as a structural engineer and marine surveyor before being appointed as Manager of Plan Approval Centre in Korea, Manager of Hong Kong and Singapore Office and lately as Asia General Manager.

Before joining MSC Cruises, he served as CEO of RINA Services for over six years. He also served as Council Member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) from 2013 to 2018.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Address: MSC's progress towards a decarbonised future