After 18 years service, Luc Pettavino is to stand down as managing director of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS).
“It has been a real privilege and honour to build this event into the world’s premier yacht show,” says Pettavino. “It was also a great responsibility. Needless to say, I was never alone in this endeavour.”
Pettavino will hand over the role to Gaëlle Tallarida, in order to dedicate more time to various non-profit activities, in particular Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
“The exciting and promising times of therapeutic trials have arrived,” he says. “The cure is not ready yet, but my energy, attention and focus are more than ever required to source funds and help finance scientists, researchers, clinicians and chemists.”
The 20th edition of the MYS will run from the 22nd to the 25th of September and is already sold out.