Michele Francioni joined MSC Cruises S.A. in September 2018 as Senior Vice President. Michele has strong background in shipping and maritime technology. He holds a Master degree in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa. He started his career at the Italian Classification Society RINA, as a structural engineer and marine surveyor before being appointed as Asia General Manager and lately he served as CEO of RINA Services S.p.A. for over 6 years. Among his current responsibilities, Michele leads the Sustainability team of MSC Cruises and he is in charge to support the energy transition of the Company.