Naidah Yazdani is Asia Director of CF Mekong River cruises by Croisi Europe. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he graduated with a BA from the University of Leeds. He joined a medium-sized real estate company in North England in 1999, quickly rising to the position of Managing Director, 4 years later. Seeking an international opportunity, in 2008, he switched industries from real estate to tourism moving to CF Mekong River cruises in 2008 as general manager of its four vessels on the Mekong river. He inked new charter deals, smoothened operations, cut costs, plugged leakages and increased revenue. After leading the company for 6 years, he successfully negotiated the sale of CFM Mekong River cruises to Croisi Europe, one of Europe’s largest river cruising companies which owns and operates more than 40 river cruise vessels.
A new and exciting project Naidah is engaged in is the design and construction of Indochine 2, the fifth vessel in the company’s stable of ships on the Mekong. It will have 30 cabins, each with a private balcony, a small pool, dance floor, a huge restaurant and spa room.