Norwegian Cruise Line’s groups team leader graduates from TIME program

Norwegian Cruise Line’s groups team leader graduates from TIME program
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Will Kaafi, Norwegian Cruise Line’s groups team leader, graduated from the 54th intake of the TIME program this week. 

    Mentored by Simon Bernadi, managing partner Australia and Beyond Holidays, Kaafi became the 3rd member of NCL’s APAC team to complete the program.

    As part of NCL’s longstanding Partners First philosophy the company is an invested supporter of TIME, so far sponsoring six travel industry scholarships across Australia and New Zealand – all mentees have now successfully graduated and benefited from the program.

    In addition, several of NCL’s Leadership Team are available as mentors including Angela Middleton, director of field sales and Ben Angell, VP & MD APAC, further demonstrating NCL’s commitment to investing in the trade community.

    “As both a mentee, mentor and huge believer in the benefits of TIME, I am thrilled to see Will successfully complete the program,” Middleton said.

    “TIME goes from strength to strength and is such a valuable opportunity to connect with and learn from others in the industry.  If you haven’t yet completed the program I would highly recommend it.”

    Will Kaafi celebrates as 3rd team member to graduate from TIME.

    Kaafi spoke of his involvement as a mentee.

    “TIME is the best thing I have done professionally,” he said.

    “My mentor, Simon Bernadi challenged me and opened my eyes to new opportunities and ways of approaching my career. Thank you NCL for your continued support in both my personal growth and professional career path to TIME for running such an incredible program!”

    Feature image: Simon Bernadi, managing partner Australia and Beyond Holidays & TIME mentor with Will Kaafi, NCL groups team leader at TIME Graduation Ceremony.

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