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Stuart Leven
Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Managing Director of RCL Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean International

As Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Stuart provides leadership to Royal Caribbean International’s EMEA business, overseeing Royal Caribbean International UK & Ireland, and all three brands (Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises), across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

A proven, dynamic leader with experience across the airline, hotel and sectors, Leven joined Royal Caribbean in 2013 with a clear vision to build a distinct brand and attract a new audience to cruise through strategic relationships with the trade and disruptive communication to consumers.

The new role of Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was created in December 2016, amidst growing interest in cruising across Europe and a clear opportunity for increased deployment in the region.

The UK and Ireland market saw unprecedented growth under Leven’s tenure and his experience and expertise are key to ensure RCL Cruises Ltd. realizes its potential in Europe.

Leven has an impressive 20-year track record of delivering sustainable profit growth through strategic alignment and new product development in the European leisure and hospitality industry. He previously held senior commercial roles with businesses such as Intercontinental Hotels Group and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.