Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association – FCCA announced the appointment of the new FCCA Operations Committee Chairman, Carlos Torres de Navarra, vice president of strategic and commercial port development, Carnival Cruise Line, effective January 1, 2017.
"I am excited to assume the role of chairman of the FCCA Operations Committee and continue to build upon the successes the group has already achieved," said Torres de Navarra. "We will be focused on strengthening our relationships with destinations, ports and our FCCA members, along with representing the industry to achieve mutual success. Additional focus will be placed on continuing to develop and enhance the guest experience at the destinations and to further expand opportunities for all our partners."
Mr. Torres de Navarra oversees the strategic planning and execution with respect to port development and port-related commercial agreements. He also works with Carnival Corporation brands and destination stakeholders to optimize port strategies, and agreements as well as planning long-term strategies across regions.
Prior to joining Carnival Cruise Line, he spent five and half years at Carnival Corporation in the Global Port and Destination Development Department, where he assisted the operating brands in the ever-growing area of port development, including offering new product deployment opportunities in areas such as Mexico, Baja, Caribbean and select U.S. Ports.
Before joining Carnival Corporation, he spent close to seven years with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as Assistant Treasurer involved in business development, liquidity and capital planning, financial risk management, acquisitions, as well as port development.
Previously he spent over six years at W.R. Grace, a worldwide specialty chemical company, as Manager of International Finance, responsible for subsidiary capital planning and structuring for numerous subsidiaries in over 50 countries and two years at Bank of America in its corporate credit department.
Outside of Carnival, he serves on the Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee at Miami Dade College and the School of Business, which helps develop tomorrow's trade and logistics professionals today.