Graduated in International Business Administration and Hotel Management in São Paulo - Brazil, Marcia Chiota has been working in international brand management for 28 years in the hospitality and cruise industries, where has acquired large experience in marketing/ sales and management controls and has established strong commercial relationship with press, tourism trade professionals and consumers.
Began her career in 1987 at Caesar Park Hotel São Paulo where she gained expertise in important operational areas. In 1989 headed her activities to sales and marketing for international Hotel Companies such as, The Leading Hotels of the World and Meliá Hoteles. In June 1996, joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts as Brand director in Brazil for The Luxury Collection.
In June 2002, joined MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) to start up the Cruise Division in Brazil as Managing Director.
In June 2006, started her own company - ON REQUEST focused in marketing consulting for Tourism Companies searching for brand positioning in Brazilian market.
In March 2015 took the decision of expanding her business and signed a joint venture with Velle Representações. The synergy of her expertise in marketing and sales with Velle's strong operational experience will enhance the businesses for both companies and the Clients' portfolio in the near future.