The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has made a number of key new personnel appointments and promotions to its sales force as part of the brand’s continued growth plans.
Kristian C. Anderson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Since joining The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in 2021, Anderson has consistently demonstrated his expertise and exemplary leadership, driving the growth of the company’s sales team. In his expanded role, he will oversee all facets of the company’s sales operations, including global reservations, trade sales, meetings and incentives sales, air and hotel programs, and special services.
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With over 30 years in the travel industry, Anderson brings a wealth of experience in leading global sales teams within the luxury hospitality sector. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, he served as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales for luxury river cruise operator Uniworld River Cruises and held leadership positions at Silversea Cruises, Qatar Airways, and Aeromexico. During his time at Uniworld, Anderson served as the chair of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Trade Relations Committee.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has also welcomed two additional team members to its expanding trade sales team, further strengthening relationships with travel partners across the globe and providing resources to help grow their business. They include Joan Brullet Gubern, Director, Trade Industry Sales – EMEA, based in Barcelona, and Stephanie Seghers-Narvaez, Manager, Strategic Accounts – Western USA and Canada, based in Los Angeles.
Carolina Acero has been promoted to Vice President, Finance. She has played a crucial role in building a strong and high-performing finance team over her five-year tenure with the company. In her new role, Acero will continue to guide the organisation by fostering a robust financial mindset and serving as a strategic business partner for various departments.
Tobias King, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s leader in new build projects, has been promoted to Vice President, Newbuild. His dedication and expertise have been pivotal in the company’s growth, particularly in building and leading the newbuild team at Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the upcoming superyachts Ilma and Luminara, slated to sail in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
Commenting on the promotions and appointments, Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said: “Kristian has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive revenue performance and provide exceptional leadership. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion and are confident that his expanded role will contribute to our continued success.
“I would also like to extend my congratulations to Carolina and Tobias on their elevated roles. Their expertise and dedication will be crucial to drive the company forward as we embark on an exciting phase of growth and expansion.”