During the International Cruise Summit 2017 in Madrid the first MASTER ICS AWARD, was presented. Delegates were quizzed on a whole series of strategic questions related to the cruise industry during the congress. Participation was not compulsory but a great many attendees took advantage of the opportunity to test their skills. A trophy was awarded to the person who answered the greatest number of questions correctly.
Mr. James O. Stevens Zoontjens, Commercial Manager of CEMESA, won the trophy after a dramatic triple tie was resolved with a special tie-breaking question.
Stevens has Bachelor’s Degrees in Marine Navigation (2005) and Spanish Merchant Navy Captain (2013). He gained experience as merchant navy officer and skipper, before joining the CEMESA team as Luggage Operations Manager, where he has spent the last 12 years. Recently he has been appointed as Commercial Manager of the company, dedicated to marine services like mooring, pneumatic fenders, medical and legal services, as well all other auxiliary services and luggage management.
He is currently taking an MBA at the “Escuela de Negocios Europea de Barcelona” (ENEB) where he lives.
“It was a really productive conference where I learned a lot, and to win this award is a great honour, particularly in view of the high level of the attendees who took part”, said Stevens.