Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriusly competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are keeping the big players on their toes.
A natural innovator with a solid background in luxury markets, CEO Paolo Casani is steering a steady course with one eye firmly on the Asian market. We met up with Paolo to find out more.
OnboardOnline: Your early career was in high end fashion working with leading designers such as Armani, Valentino and Calvin Klein – after 20 years in that sector, how did you transition into yachting?
Paolo Casani: After working with luxury fashion brands for over two decades, an opportunity presented for me to apply my knowledge and expertise at Azimut Yachts. While I was there I pioneered the Yachtique Division before becoming CEO of both Azimut Yachts and Nautor Holding.