Ponant announces new group deputy CEO of Global Business

Ponant announces new group deputy CEO of Global Business

Belinda Hindmarsh will join the expedition cruise line from June 2023

Ponant has announced the appointment of Belinda Hindmarsh as group deputy CEO Global Business. Hindmarsh succeeds Hervé Bellaïche, group deputy CEO Sales, Marketing and Communications, who has decided to leave the company after serving the cruise line for 10 years.

Ponant CEO Hervé Gastinel said: “I'd like to thank Hervé for his professionalism, commitment and the sales results he achieved. His personal qualities, kindness, proactive approach and involvement were essential in driving the company’s growth. 

"We're delighted to welcome Belinda Hindmarsh, convinced she will bring a great deal to our company through her knowledge of the world of travel and her vast international experience. I also want to thank Hervé who will be in charge of the handover and integration of Belinda during the month of June.”

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Hindmarsh, originally from New Zealand, will be responsible for strategy and product conception, as well as global business development, marketing and communications.

A travel expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Hindmarsh has held senior positions at Aer Lingus, Expedia and, most recently, at CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel) where she managed the business development of the hotel division and operations in China.


Speaking about her appointment, Hindmarsh said: “It is an honour to join Ponant, market leaders in luxury expeditions and cruises across the globe with demonstrated commitment to investing in environmental and social protection. 

"I'm delighted to join Hervé Gastinel and the incredible team at Ponant at this pivotal moment in the company’s growth trajectory and am confident the team’s relentless focus on customer experience and innovation will continue to deliver unforgettable memories for our guests alongside unprecedented business growth.”

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