Fraser Yachts has announced that Vassilis Fotilas has been appointed as the commercial director of Fraser Yachts Europe. Fotilas will oversee all commercial activities related to sales, charter, yacht management and new construction in Europe and Fraser Yachts’ partner offices, reporting directly to Roberto Giorgi, the Executive Chairman of Fraser Yachts.
Born in Athens, Greece, Fotilas studied in the UK before completing his military duties in the Hellenic Navy. He began his career working for the Ferretti dealer in Greece where he remained for several years before moving to Monaco in 2007. Fotilas joined Fraser Yachts as a trainee yacht broker, working under Richard Earp for the first two years before becoming a fully-fledged broker. His experience in yacht sales has led him all over the world, meeting a large number of clients and crew.
“I am excited to take on this new role and look forward to working closely with Roberto, Mike Busacca, in the US, and above all our sales and charter brokers. Fraser Yachts has done extremely well over the last few years in what has been a tough market” commented Fotilas.
“Vassilis has a holistic and current view of the market, with a solid knowledge base and diverse experience. With his insight and positive dynamic attitude we are confident that he will be able to develop our commercial activities further in line with our current strategic plan” stated Giorgi.
As part of the strategic developments at Fraser Yachts Alessandra Nenci has also joined the team in Monaco as business development manager. She will support Giorgi and all the directors in the implementation of the company’s strategic plan and assist with the analysis of the industry, luxury markets and potential opportunities.
Nenci has many years’ experience in corporate finance, market analysis and business assessment. In recent years she has worked for a number of shipyards including Heesen, Perini and Baglietto.