Global Ports Holding (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator, has appointed Andres Villalever as Advisor (pictured), Business Development, Retail & On-Property Revenue.
He reports directly to the Chairman and CEO, Mehmet Kutman.
With his extensive experience, expertise, and fresh perspectives, Villalever is poised to make a significant contribution to GPH’s ongoing success, the company said.
In his new role, he will spearhead the development of top-tier retail and on-property revenue experiences across all GPH ports and other tours & experiences, playing a pivotal role in shaping the company’s commercial business.
Kutman said: “We are thrilled to have Andres as part of our international team of experts and confident that his exceptional contributions will significantly impact our company’s growth and success.”
Prior to joining GPH, Villalever served as Senior Director, Retail at Carnival Cruise Lines for six years.
He brings over 20 years of international experience in retail, business development, merchandising, and partnerships, spanning bricks-and-mortar, on board, and e-commerce domains.