‘With our acquisition of two Crystal ships, we’ve got been laborious at work sourcing a number of the trade’s best expertise to deliver the enduring model again to life,’ stated Cristina Levis, A&Okay Journey Group CEO. ‘We’re additionally reorganizing and selling from inside the Abercrombie & Kent group to answer the dramatic post-pandemic progress within the luxurious journey market.’
Among the many former Silversea executives are Fabio Agostini, Kim Berman, Fernando Delgado Vintimilla and Fernando Barroso de Oliveira. Camille Drevillon, additionally a Silversea veteran and already with A&Okay, was promoted.
A&Okay Journey Group is co-chaired/owned by Geoffrey Kent and Heritage Group, chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, the previous proprietor of Silversea. Lefebvre cashed out of Silversea in July 2020 when Royal Caribbean Group acquired his remaining minority stake.
Agostini joins A&Okay Journey Group as chief info officer, tasked with designing and implementing an revolutionary info administration system to attach clients and suppliers. He held an analogous function at Silversea for 13 years after working in enterprise intelligence and buyer relationship administration.
Berman was appointed chief authorized and folks officer. She spent the final 4 years as basic counsel and SVP individuals & tradition at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment, after serving as Silversea’s group counsel for nearly 14 years. She is going to oversee all features of the authorized and human assets departments.
As group CFO, Andrew Burrett can even create and lead all finance capabilities for Crystal Cruises. Previous to becoming a member of A&Okay final yr, he spent the earlier 15 years in international CFO roles, most not too long ago for the Rubbermaid division of Newell Manufacturers, and previous to that for Cable & Wi-fi Communications and Electrolux companies for North and South America.
Drevillon was promoted from SVP strategic planning and enterprise growth, Abercrombie & Kent, to A&Okay Journey Group chief of workers, answerable for the strategic course throughout A&Okay’s divisions and merchandise. Earlier roles embody main industrial technique and itinerary planning for Hurtigruten and company treasurer and head of company finance at Silversea. Earlier than becoming a member of the journey trade in 2011, Drevillon labored in funding banking within the US and the UK.
Froggatt was named chief vacation spot officer and can proceed to go A&Okay’s Vacation spot Administration Corporations and Sanctuary Retreats Camps, Lodges and Riverboats. Beforehand, he led the expeditions portfolio at Travelopia, which included Quark Expeditions and TCS World Journey.
Golds was promoted to chief tour working officer for the A&Okay Journey Group, answerable for all aspects of tour operations throughout the corporate’s US, UK and Australian supply markets. She joined A&Okay as managing director within the UK in 2013 and led the acquisition and integration of Cox & Kings. Golds’ profession spans 37 years in journey and tour operations, with a robust concentrate on the posh phase.
Fernando Delgado Vintimilla
Delgado will tackle the newly created place of chief product officer, answerable for conceptualizing the visitor expertise at A&Okay-owned camps, lodges and riverboats. He beforehand oversaw Silversea’s Galápagos operations and was international head of resort operations for Silversea’s expedition fleet. Prior roles have been managing resorts in South America and resort supervisor for Quasar Expeditions.
Fernando Barroso de Oliveira
It had already emerged that de Oliveira, who had a protracted affiliation with Silversea — most not too long ago serving as president’s ambassador to the Venetian Society, the road’s loyalty program — was following Manfredi Lefebvre to A&Okay. In his new function, as chairman’s and types ambassador, he’ll assist elevate consciousness of the Crystal, Abercrombie & Kent and Cox & Kings manufacturers world wide, ‘reinforcing our presence in present supply markets and locations, and exploring new alternatives,’ Lefebvre stated.