Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain to step down from ‘best job in the world’

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By Lisa James
09/11/2021
Home » Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain to step down from ‘best job in the world’

Royal Caribbean Group boss Richard Fain is stepping down after 33 years as CEO of the company, but will remain in the role of Chairman.

In a video announcement on the cruise line’s blog, he said: “I’m not disappearing from this industry we all love. I will remain as Chair and I will continue my involvement in our new building projects. But starting in January, I will no longer be involved in the day to day running of the business.”

Taking over as CEO in January 2022 will be Royal Caribbean’s current Chief Financial Officer Jason Liberty.

In turn, Mr Liberty will be replaced by Senior V-P of Finance Naftali Holtz.

Mr Fain said: “We have been blessed with 33 years leading the best company in the world with some of the finest, most dedicated, most passionate people in the world.

“I couldn’t be prouder of what that team has accomplished over these years, and I know without any doubt that I have had the very best job in the world.”

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