Genting names two new presidents

Genting Hong Kong has appointed Colin Au group president of the company and Kent Zhu president of Genting Cruise Lines.

Au will assume his new role with immediate effect, focusing on Genting Cruise Lines, German shipyard group MV Werften and other company assets.


He joined the Genting Group 38 years ago and served in different positions within the group in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Miami and Germany. He was the founding president and CEO of Genting Hong Kong in 1993, and introduced cruising in Asia.

Zhu will assume his new Hong Kong-based role in the company in May and be responsible for developing a nation-wide distribution network in China with strong travel partners to fill Genting cruise ships in Asia and elsewhere.

He will be joining Genting from his executive vice president position at Wanda Hotels & Resorts. Born in Jiangsu, China, he has over 30 years of international hospitality experience including as chief marketing officer of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

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