Francesco Galli-Zugaro Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Francesco Galli-Zugaro

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Aqua Expeditions

Francesco Galli-Zugaro is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aqua Expeditions, Peru’s first luxury river cruise company. The company has since expanded operations into Asia with the launch of Aqua Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia in 2014.

Galli-Zugaro launched the company’s first two vessels, Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon, on the Peruvian Amazon in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He also oversaw the launch of the company’s newest ship, Aqua Mekong, in October 2014.

Prior to establishing Aqua Expeditions, Galli-Zugaro served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Ocean Adventures, a highly respected cruise line in the Galapagos Islands.

He has spoken on topics such as innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and market trends at events such as Sydney Lux Experience, Cruise 360, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Virtuoso Events Singapore and Investment Forums.

Half Italian and half American, Galli-Zugaro received his B.A. in Communications from Boston College and an International Baccalaureate Degree from Notre Dame International in Rome.

Photo credits: Quan light-writer Photography