to be cruising again Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has promoted Francis Riley to the role of Chief Commercial Officer.
In this newly created position, Riley (pictured) will additionally focus on driving top-line revenues, the company said.
This will include maximising the brand’s existing sales channels, identifying new revenue opportunities, and forging new strategic partnerships to lay the groundwork for future domestic and international growth.
“Francis has been an outstanding addition to our senior leadership team and during the difficult times that have faced the cruise and travel industries over the past two years, he has become someone I appreciate and consistently lean on for support, partnership and guidance,” said CEO Oneil Khosa.
“Francis is a critical thinker who understands every aspect of this business, and he has the leadership style and relationships we need to take this company into the future. We are embarking upon a very aggressive, ambitious growth strategy coming out of the pandemic and I have every bit of confidence in Francis and his team to help get us to where we want to be.”
Born in the UK, Riley relocated to the US in 2008 with Norwegian Cruise Line and has enjoyed various roles in the travel industry.
Riley joined Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in 2019 as Senior Vice President of sales, with a focus on developing the brand’s trade distribution strategy.