Holistica, the destination company recently formed by Royal Caribbean Cruises and privately-held ITM Group, has appointed Carlos Torres de Navarra as CEO.
Navarra, who has 20 years of experience in port and destination development, will report to the Holistica board and will be based in Miami, Florida.
“Carlos’ excellent reputation of building relationships and delivering on strategic and commercial initiatives makes him an ideal candidate to deliver on Holistica’s mission,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “We are thrilled to have him on board to meet the needs of coastal communities, local governments, and land, sea, and air travellers (while) helping design the future of destinations globally.”
Prior to joining Holistica, Navarra most recently served as vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation, and previously, as vice president of strategic and commercial port development for Carnival Cruise Line.
Prior to that, he spent seven years with Royal Caribbean Cruises as assistant treasurer and was involved in the company’s business development, liquidity and capital planning, financial risk management, acquisitions, as well as port development.