Antibes, France (October 15, 2015) — French newspaper Nice-Matin reports on the senior management change at Marineland:
“The Parques Reunidos group management announced Wednesday the departure of Giampaolo Bernard, general manager of Marineland.
“After 9 years at Marineland, Bernard Giampolo, will become CEO of Mirabilandia in Ravenna in Italy on November 2, 2015, succeeding Giovanni Cavalli.
“Jesus Fernandez Moran, director of the zoological division of the Parques Reunidos Group Europe will become acting director of the park pending the appointment of a new Director General in the coming weeks.
“Director of the zoological division of the Parques Reunidos Group Europe, Jesus Fernandez Moran joined the Parques Reunidos Group in January 2006.
“A veterinarian, he also holds a Master in Public Administration. He has worked with animal parks since 1990. Jesus Fernandez Moran and Bernard Giampaolo worked closely together for nine years and will work together on the transition.
“This replacement occurs with a full controversy over the management of the site after the bad weather that hit the French Riviera and the death of Valentin, an orca at the park.”