Senior Vice President, Design and Engineering
Fincantieri Cruise Business Unit

Pierluigi Punter was born in Venice, Italy, and graduated from the University of Padua with a M.Sc. (Master of Science) Degree in Electrical Engineering.

He started his career in Fincantieri in 1990 as an electrical engineer in the Technical Department and was directly involved in designing power and electrical propulsion systems for cruise ships. He covered different roles inside Fincantieri, among others Head of the Electrical Design Department, Proposal Engineer, Ships Commissioning Manager, Deputy Director of Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Project manager for cruise ships (Queen Victoria, Eurodam, Costa Luminosa and Regent Seven Seas Explorer).

He is currently Head of the Design and Engineering Department of Fincantieri Cruise Business Unit, with a workforce of about 1,000 engineers. The Department includes all the technical branches of the cruise basic and detail design including hull, electrical, mechanical, air conditioning and interior design (cabins and public areas) as well as comfort design of the hotel areas.

He took part in the activities of working groups involved in the reorganization process.

He was a member of national and international electrical technical committees, including IEC for electrical installation on board ships, and is member of the Italian Classification Society (RINA) technical committee.

He is a member of the Fincantieri Research and Innovation Committee.