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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Fabiana Estrela was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) but has lived close to London (Ontario, Canada) since 2008. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and she has some knowledge of Italian and French. She carries a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, post grads in Business with majors in Hospitality and Tourism, International Business, and Human Resources Management. Over the past thirty years, she has acquired experience in key account management, media, entertainment events, marketing, market research, hospitality training and coaching, international business development and recruitment. She is Cast-A-Way's MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) certified auditor and HR Director- Global Operations. 

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Cindy Segal was born in Montreal, Canada. She was introduced to Cast-A-Way in 1998. After backpacking in thirty-eight countries and spending some time working on ships, Cindy joined the Cast-A-Way family in 2014. 

RECRUITERS

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Nicola Barton

Sr. Placement Consultant Manager | Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK  

Entertainment Expert

 

Nicola began her adventure on cruise ships with Disney Cruise Line in 2001. After two contracts and being moved into a management position, she expanded her cruise industry knowledge by joining Carnival Cruise Line. Nicola joined the Cast-A-Way team in 2006, and after two years of experience recruiting in Canada, Nicola started Cast-A-Way Australia and New Zealand.

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Kathy Huang

Sr. Placement Consultant

Spa Expert

 

Kathy started her career onboard as a seasonal youth staff on Princess Cruises. She spent the next ten years working on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises as Spa Manager, managing teams of 10-50 staff. After traveling worldwide, Kathy settled in Vancouver, Canada, where she grew up. Kathy joined the Cast-A-Way family in 2014. Kathy is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Patricia Zamalloa de Petrovic

Sr. Global Placement Consultant

Bar Expert

Patricia lives in Peru, and she is fluent in English and Spanish. She has worked for the cruising industry for 16 years and worked her way up to Bar Manager, having passed through different positions and achieved outstanding sales targets. Patricia is very excited to be a part of the Cast-A-Way family to help others have the wonderful experience of being part of the cruising industry. 

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Grace Martinez

Sr. Placement Consultant Manager | Peru

Medical Expert

 

Grace is from Lima, Peru. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian. She has worked for the cruising industry for seven years and worked her way up to Team Head Waitress. After she retired, she got a BA in Business Administration and Hotel Management; she worked for five years with a leading global airline and a telecommunications company. Grace has been with the Cast-A-Way family since 2018. 

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David Garcia

Sr. Placement Consultant

Entertainment Expert

David comes from the coastal city of Alicante in Spain. He started his career at sea in 2005 when he joined Royal Caribbean and has worked his way up in the Entertainment department to become a Cruise Director. He also worked as Shorex Assistant Manager. He has worked in lines such as Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Pullmantur, lberocruceros, Cruise and Maritime Voyages and MSC. During all this time, he has visited over a hundred countries and wishes to help other people to join life at sea on cruise ships, the best job in the world. He joined the Cast-A-Way team in 2022. 

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Thabi Mabille

Manager Operations EMEA (Europe,Middle East. Africa)
Chef & Concierge Expert

Thabi is from Mafikeng, South Africa. She is the Manager of Operations for EMEA, focusing on recruitment strategies and partnerships, business development and positioning the brand on the continent. She has a Hospitality Management background plus eighteen years of experience in the hospitality and banking industries. Thabi worked for Disney Cruise Line as an Assistant Server, Guest Services Associate, and Concierge. She joined the Cast-A-Way team in late 2021, and it's been a fulfilling venture. 

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Mapule Lebotse

Sr. Placement Consultant | South Africa

Shorex Expert

Mapule is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a highly accomplished former Shore Excursions Specialist with great sales and operations management expertise. She brings eight years of experience working at sea as a Fitness Trainer and in Tour Operations for Carnival Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She also was part of the original opening team for Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady. Working at sea has taken her career global. She is the On boarding Manager for Africa. Mapule is thrilled to be part of the Cast-A-Way family, sourcing top African candidates for our top clients. 

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Chido Chistike

Placement Consultant | Zimbabwe
Spa Expert 

Chido graduated Beauty College and pursued her passion to work on board. She worked with the On board Spa for five contracts before returning home and setting up a Beauty School to give other young Zimbabweans a chance to experience what she experienced on board ships. She worked on land for five-star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton. 

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Daytona Coombs

Placement Consultant | Caribbean

Daytona is from Jamaica. She makes education her top priority. She obtained her Tourism Management Diploma from Northern Caribbean University. Her outgoing personality, ambition and determination positively impacts everyone she comes across. She is one of the newest members of the Cast-A-Way team, supporting our recruitment efforts in Jamaica and the Caribbean islands. 

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I Gede (DEWA) Mahendradata

Placement Consultant Manager | Indonesia 
Galley Expert

Dewa is from Bali, Indonesia. He started his hospitality career working for three years in a hotel as an assistant cook in Bali. In 2007 he started his first contract onboard as a Galley Steward and worked his way up to Galley Supervisor. In 2015 he continued his career working for a hotel restaurant in Bali until he started working with hospitality recruitment in 2016. With his experience, Dewa was excited to join the Cast-A-Way family in 2022, hoping to help many people have the wonderful experience of working on cruise ships as he did. 

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Ni Wayan (SENI) Senitiasih

Sr. Placement Consultant | Indonesia

Seni is from Bali, Indonesia. She started her career in the hospitality industry as a waitress and worked for over 5 years at Canggu Club Bali (now known as Finns Recreation Club). From 2014 to 2018, she continued her studies at Mahasaraswati University, majoring Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (English Department). She taught English at one of Bali's hotel and cruise line Training Centers during her studies. She has been a recruiter in the hospitality industry since 2019. Seni was super excited to join the Cast-A-Way family to help others achieve their dream jobs. 

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Haris Wirawan

Onboarding Staff | Indonesia

Born in Lombok (the island next to Bali), Haris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Education. Haris has excellent administrative skills to bring organization to the team! Haris was excited to join the Cast-A-Way team to help many people obtain their onboarding documents before joining their first ship!

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Hasbiallah Haris, S.Pd.

Placement Consultant | Indonesia

Aby was born in Sukamulia, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. He started his career in the hospitality industry as a Recruitment Consultant in 2016. He studied at Nahdlatul Wathan Mataram University, majoring in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (English Department). He also had experience in Public Relations. Aby was excited to join the Cast-A-Way family to help many people find their dream jobs onboard Luxury Cruise Ships or in the hospitality industry.

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Fabiana Baltazar

HR & Management Sr. Placement Consultant
Casting | Performers Expert

Fabiana Baltazar is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in HR & Management as a Sr. Recruiter. She is a specialist in Casting - Performers Expert. Throughout her career, she has honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of the recruitment industry, helping companies find and hire top talent. Her expertise in Casting has allowed her to successfully match performers with roles that showcase their skills and bring out their best.

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Thando Ngwenya

Placement Consultant

Natacia Thando Ngwenya was born in South Africa. Started her career on ships in 2011 as a Spa Therapist with Stainer then moved to Luxury shops onboard Starboard as a Beauty specialist on Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Thando has been in 100s of country and loved every moment while onboard. She ensures that joining Cast-A-Way is an opportunity to share her experience and help others get onboard while creating amazing memories.

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Lorjana Jaup

Placement Consultant

From Albania, with over 10 years of experience as a Recruiter, specializing in the dynamic and demanding hospitality and tourism sector. Lorjana's extensive experience encompasses thousands of interviews across diverse roles, consistently achieving remarkable success in identifying and placing top-notch talent.

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Bernhard Fischer

Sr. Placement Consultant

Bernhard has over 45 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. He started his career in Germany training as a chef in the renowned Steigenberger Hotel and completing his masters a few years later after having worked in some of the best 5-star hotels in Europe. He furthered his studies in Hotel Management at a renowned Hotel school in Switzerland and completed a BA in Business administration a few years Later. Bernhard answered a call to Africa joining the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. The initial 2-year contract became a 38-year stay in South Africa with the Southern Sun Group, Compass Group, and South African Airways. Finally, he joined Cunard Line on Queen Mary 2 for a one-off contract in 2007 and retired 16 years later having worked on all the Queens. He has a wealth of experience and joined our team to support us from Europe.

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Tishauna Thompson

Placement Consultant | Caribbean

Tishauna is from Jamaica, graduated from Northern Caribbean University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Tishauna began her recruitment experience with Cast-A-Way in 2022. She is currently working with the Caribbean team as a Placement Consultant, helping candidates find their dream job onboard. Her passion is to connect people with the best opportunities in the cruise industry and make their dreams come true.

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Tajiri Gitonga

Placement Consultant Manager | Kenya

Hailing from the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, Tajiri Gitonga graduated from United States International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration and has practiced for over 8 years in the business and hospitality industry. Having recruited in Kenya for some of the most prestigious cruise lines, Tajiri brings his vast experience to the Cast-A-Way team. He believes that the key to a successful company begins with proper staffing.

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Kagiso Sefanyetso

Admin Assistant Africa and Europe (EMEA)

Kagi is from Rustenburg, South Africa. Her aspiration to learn vastly has led her to study different fields and thus acquire skills and experiences from them. She possesses a BCom Degree, majoring in Statistics and Economics, and a Dip in Finance Management. She brings a rough 7 years of experience in sales, finance, data capturing, and human resources. Kagiso is honored to be part of the team as this will grant her career growth and believes her zeal for life and warm character will add value not only to the Cast-A-Way team but to everyone she encounters.

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Abaleng Mogwe

Placement Consultant | Botswana

Abaleng is a results-driven professional with a dynamic career spanning various roles in

the telecommunications industry both fixed and mobile products with 21 years of experience.

Abaleng is known for her expertise in customer service, management, and provisioning.

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Leon Alphonso Hunte

Sr. Placement Consultant 

Born & raised in Guyana, Leon joined the cruise industry in 2014 and has completed assignments for the world's largest cruise lines, such as CCL, RCCL & HAL. His experience ranges from Sales Management & Marketing to Entertainment & Human Resources Consulting and recruitment. Leon has developed a passion for Human Resources as it allows him to help others to effectively achieve their professional career goals. He had the chance to travel and experience the cultures of 129 countries and 5 continents. His favorites were Iceland and Australia. Leon joined Cast-A-Way in 2017 and when he is not busy hiring or consulting, he enjoys swimming & cooking. His motto is "Teamwork makes the dream works!"

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Ruth Siphiwe Muleya

Placement Consultant | South Africa

Ruth is from Lusaka, Zambia, and speaks fluent English as her first language. Her hospitality journey began as an assistant waiter at Royal Caribbean, an experience that ignited her passion for service and hospitality. Privileged enough to work in stage, light, and sound production on land, Ruth embodies versatility and adaptability. Passionate about traveling and experiencing new challenges, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences to her endeavors. With strong communication skills and a profound commitment to helping others, Ruth is dedicated to making a positive impact in her line of work and within her community.

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Sanelisiwe Ntombela

Placement Consultant | South Africa

Sanelisiwe is a seasoned professional hailing from Durban, South Africa. She has extensive experience as a qualified Beauty Therapist. Her journey has taken her around the world, as she embarked on an exciting career aboard Carnival Cruise Line ships in 2014, over the course of 9 contracts. Now she is back in her hometown as a Placement Consultant for Cast-A-Way, leveraging her wealth of experience and deep understanding of the cruise industry, she connects talented professionals with opportunities that allow them to thrive and excel.

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Kyle Beckett

Placement Consultant

Kyle is from Wisconsin, USA. He is a proud husband and father to an amazing 7-year-old daughter. When he is not busy being a family man, Kyle is exploring new destinations and cultures through travel. He has been professionally working in the recruiting industry since 2005. Kyle has a passion for connecting talented individuals with their dream careers and helping them grow within the cruise industry. Kyle left a message for our candidates: "I am excited to help you take the next step in your rewarding career and see you reach for the stars!"

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Gabriela Martinez

Placement Consultant | Peru


Gabriela is a member of our Peru and Latin American screening team. With a Master in Psychology, she is a communicator specialized in advertising and marketing. Gabriela is passionate about arts and graphic design, supporting candidates during their application process and seeing them achieving their goals is very fulfilling to her.

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Genesis Ndlovu

Placement Consultant

Genesis Chikoti Ndlovu is from Mpumalanga, South Africa. He obtained his Financial Analysis and B.Com Accounting qualification from the Corporate Finance Institute and Rhodes University. His outgoing personality, ambition, and determination positively impacted him to start an Accounting/Bookkeeping practice in 2021, to assist his community with Financial Planning. 

ADMINISTRATION

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Wesley Marques​

Global Operations Manager​

Wesley is an entrepreneurial leader with a strong background in technology and business development. He is passionate about driving innovation and creating impactful solutions in the recruitment industry. With a proven track record of delivering results, Wesley leverages his expertise to develop cutting-edge strategies that meet the evolving needs of the market. He excels at building strong relationships with clients and stakeholders, driving business growth, and identifying new opportunities for expansion.

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Luciene Barisson

Finance Administrator

Luciene Barisson was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has a degree in Engineering. She speaks Portuguese and English and lived in London, Ontario, Canada, from 2011 to 2013. Luciene currently lives in Brazil and supports the Cast-A-Way Finance and Admin teams.

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Isabella Steffen​

Marketing Coordinator​

Isa is a creative person from Brazil who is passionate about art and graphic design. She is self-taught and seeks constant improvement in all activities. When Isabella joined our team, she got Cast-A-Way’s spirit right away and prioritized translating this spirit into everything she does for the marketing sphere. Isa thinks that one of the most valuable things someone can achieve is freedom, and that’s why she fits our team so well. She also has a degree in Veterinary Medicine and learned a lot about the simplicity of life with animals.

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Nayara Escarabello

Administrative Assistant

Nayara is a Brazilian, pedagogue and art teacher, who demonstrates a strong commitment to human development and teamwork. Her passion for encouraging expression and creativity reflects her unique ability to understand and cultivate each person's potential. Furthermore, her ability to build meaningful relationships makes her a valuable collaborator in any work environment. Nayara seeks not only professional growth but also the expansion of her cultural experiences. Your willingness to explore different cultures and perspectives will enrich not only your educational practice but also team dynamics, contributing positively to the company's organizational culture.

ONBOARDING

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Gabrielle Moreira

Onboarding Staff

Alessandra Santos

Onboarding Coordinator

Introducing Alessandra, a dynamic professional with a rich background in education, travel, and event management. With extensive experience as a private English language teacher, Alessandra has successfully catered to a diverse range of learners, from children to senior executives. In the realm of travel, Alessandra specializes in consulting and program arrangements for independent travelers, ensuring unique and memorable experiences. Her expertise also extends to managing relocation and international mobility projects, facilitating smooth transitions for professionals moving to and from Brazil.

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Márcia de Oliveira Bonifácio

Onboarding Staff

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Rosirene de Oliveira Bonifácio

Onboarding Staff

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