Emiliano González, president of MSC Spain, dies of coronavirus

The president of MSC Spain, Emiliano González, died on Wednesday of last week at the age of 68 as a result of the coronavirus.

González, who had been the president of the cruise company since 2017, became part of the structure of MSC Cruises in 2002, occupying the position of commercial director.

In 2004, he assumed the General Management of the company in Spain and was in charge of it for 13 years. In September 2017, he was appointed President of MSC Cruises Spain to direct institutional affairs and help with the strategic positioning and development of investments for MSC Cruises.

Before that, he held different management positions at Viajes Icab, Viajes Atlanta, Viajes Vincit and Viajes Mapfre, covering a total period of 35 years linked to travel agencies.

His professional career began in 1967 in the historic Viajes CHAT, where he remained until 1980. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and studied ‘Director of Tourism Companies’ at the Official School of Tourism in Madrid.

His professional career began in 1967 in the historic Viajes CHAT, where he remained until 1980. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and studied ‘Director of Tourism Companies’ at the Official School of Tourism in Madrid.

The executive president of MSC Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago, has indicated that for almost 20 years «he has been a central figure in the company», as well as «a leading figure in the Spanish tourism sector». For his part, the CEO of MSC Cruises in Spain, Fernando Pacheco, stressed that it is «a great loss for all.»