Recently established port and cruise ship operator, Cruise Saudi, has promoted Barbara Buczek (pictured) to Chief Asset Management and Operations Officer.
Upon announcing the post on social media, Buczek said: “It’s been incredibly rewarding to be a part of Cruise Saudi’s journey and the expansion and development of the port and terminal operations. We have plans for 10 Saudi ports to receive cruise ships within the next decade.
“These are locations that have never been a part of cruising itineraries, so are real milestones in our growth. I am honoured to be part of such an ambitious team that has a vision of positioning Saudi as one of the world’s leading global cruise destinations,” she said.
Cruise Saudi’s CEO, Lars Clasen, added: “Cruise Saudi’s vision is ambitious and exciting and I look forward to working with Barbara and the team on bringing our plans to fruition.”
Buczek joined Cruise Saudi in 2021 as Executive Director of Asset and Facility Management. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience and in-depth knowledge of the cruise and port industry worldwide.
For example, she spent more than 10 years working at the UK’s Port of Dover where she led the development of the group’s business portfolio, including ferry, cruise, cargo, marina and property as group CCO.
Buczek’s role at Cruise Saudi will be to oversee the port and terminal operations teams at Jeddah, Yanbu and Dammam. She is also responsible for the guest experience and developing shore excursions.