Jean-Marc Mocellin has been announced as Tahiti Tourisme’s new CEO, officially taking office on 6 April after being appointed in January.
Mocellin is well-known in French Polynesia and in the Polynesian tourism industry, having spent 23 years working in Tahiti as part of the Beachcomber group – today known as InterContinental Resort Tahiti.
Due to the current global COVID-19 situation, Mocellin has commenced his role remotely in Nouméa, where he has most recently been working as New Caledonia Tourism’s general manager for three years.
Tahiti Tourisme said Mocellin will transfer to Tahiti as soon as flight connections become available again.
Last week, Mocellin addressed Tahiti Tourisme’s board members via video message to thank them and to send his support.
“Tahiti Tourisme’s entire team will be fully committed and we will fight for our tourism to recover as quickly as possible,” he said.