Having graduated from the French Merchant Navy, Emmanuel created, together with his business partner Daniel Doppler, the first website on the market related to chartering business for crewed and bareboat yachts in the Caribbean. Emmanuel is in charge of the Caribbean area for the charter business, as well as the development of brokerage and yacht management activities.
Co-founded Windward Islands in 1999 with Emmanuel Pertuisot. After gaining an MBA from Strasbourg University, and a spell as a trader on the Paris Stock Exchange he created and ran an adverstising, events and internet company for 9 years. In 2000 he sold his company to focus on Windward Islands. Daniel is now in charge of business and partnership development worldwide and also guest lecturer at the Pamplin College of Business, VirginiaTech.
A sailor since birth, at 19 Geoffroy set sail on a voyage across the Atlantic and around South America. He has a passion for the sea, the wind and travelling. For 8 years Barcelona has been his home port and it is from here that he represents Windward Islands Spain. He also organises nautical events, including "Rumbo a Barcelona", a major event for the fourth IUCN World Conservation Congress, bringing together ships, from all over the world, engaged in the protection of the marine environment. He speaks French, English, Spanish and Catalan.
After having worked in top management at various companies in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the US, in 2005 started his own business related to consulting and trading of commodities. After selling his sweetener business he concentrated in developing Windward Islands in Latin America.. Having studied at University of Pennsylvania Wharton, and having a Post Graduate degree in IAE he is an avid traveller thus conveying his experience into the business.
Based in Hong Kong, Hugues recently joined Windward Islands as a partner and is leading its APM (Asia Pacific Middle East) expansion. Hugues brings valuable brand building and business development experience. He is a graduate from the University of Delaware and has over 15 years of sales, marketing and management experience in consumer brands, both in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Opened the Windward Islands UK office in January 2004. A French national who lived in London for 13 years, Catherine has lived and travelled extensively on all five continents and speaks French, English and Portuguese. With a Political Science degree from Institut d''Etudes Politiques in Paris, plus work experience in investment banking, executive search, and travel consultancy, Catherine''s varied background brings considerable expertise to her current role in advising Windward Islands'' clients on all aspects of their yacht charter.
Giorgia studied economics and business communication at The University of Palermo before setting out on a career in business consulting and strategic development which has taken her into the fields of publishing, finance, tourism and hospitality, luxury goods and wellness. In the yachting industry she has collaborated with Aicon Yachts and contributed to the creation and transformation of Aironblue Yachting Escape, part of the Aicon Yachts group for which she was the CEO and managed the largest European motor fleet of luxury yachts She brings almost ten years of yachting experience to Windward Islands and speaks Italian, English and French.
Is based in London and manages the UK team. Since he graduated 10 years ago, Cyril''s professional career has been in the sales and tourism industries working for big organisations such as GTA (Gullivers Travel Associates). In his spare time he also founded and managed the Windward Islands football team UK. Cyril brings his own experience to offer the perfect boat and the best customer service.
Holds a degree in languages and international business and has lived in Germany for 15 years. She has worked in different domains, including the tourism industry, and joined the Windward Islands team in 2005. She speaks French, German, English and Spanish.
Delphine comes from a sailing family : her father completed a round the world trip in a monohull and her brother won the Route du Rhum race in 2002. She has sailed in Brittany, Polynesia, Turkey and most recently in the Caribbean and the Bahamas together with her seafaring husband. Having studied in internation commerce, she specialized in events management, project managing company incentive packages for 4 years.
Coming from a Maritime family where his father, uncle and grandfather even built their own 30 foot catamaran, it was inevitable that he would work within the yachting industry.
Originally from Scotland, Barry brings with him over 12 years experience within Cruise, Travel & Tourism in both sales and management. He also graduated at Paisley University, Scotland with a Bachelor of Science degree and speaks both English and French".
A Graduate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM) and Seychelles Tourism and Travel Management School. Chantal started Helicopter Seychelles in 1995, where she ran the operations team of pilots and crew as well as managing sales and marketing. Originally from the Seychelles she has been living in London for the past 9 years. Chantal has been working as a key member of the Interval International Limited Travel Exchanges network for the past 7 years. She joined Windward Islands in early 2009 as a fresh challenge.
A BA Hons Graduate in modern languages from Exeter University, she joined Windward Islands in 2006 to strengthen the UK operation. With over 15 years'' experience in sales, marketing, advertising, PR, research, design, and events management, Simone is now thoroughly enjoying the client liaison and international scope of her role.