Global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Group announced today the appointment of Silvia Garrigo as Senior Vice President and Chief ESG Officer. In her new role, Garrigo will be responsible for leading the company’s ESG framework, with a focus on building strategic partnerships with stakeholders.

Garrigo will also lead the integration of environmental and social issues into the Royal Caribbean’s governance and enterprise risk management.

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Richard Fain, Chairman, and CEO said:

“I am thrilled to have Silvia join to help us continue our leadership and commitment to ESG. Silvia has advised several companies on purpose-driven and practical ESG strategies and programs, and she understands the interplay of legal, geo-political, social, and environmental issues in a global business context. Bringing her to Royal Caribbean Group affirms our commitment to going above and beyond for the health and success of our planet and our people.”

Prior to joining Royal Caribbean Group, Garrigo held various positions related to legal and sustainability counseling at global companies, including energy corporation Chevron, international law firm Morrison & Foerster, and Investment Management company Cuba Strategies Inc. Most recently, she served as a VP of Corporate Responsibility and Social Investment at telecommunications and media company Millicom, with responsibility for developing and executing the company’s ESG, and social investment strategy.

According to the company, Garrigo is now the first senior leader in the cruise industry dedicated specifically to ESG efforts.

Garrigo said:

“I share Richard’s and the executive committee’s values and vision of continuous improvement and am honored to be part of a company culture that has demonstrated resilience and determination to come back stronger. We are facing increasing expectations for ESG performance and reporting, and I am excited to join a team that already has a very strong record of ESG work and a longstanding commitment to making a positive difference.”