Royal Caribbean Group (RCI) has appointed Silvia Garrigo as Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Richard Fain.
She took up her role on 28th June.
“I am thrilled to have Silvia join to help us continue our leadership and commitment to ESG,” Fain said. “Silvia has advised several companies on purpose-driven and practical ESG strategies and programmes, and she understands the interplay of legal, geopolitical, 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.”
RCI has claimed to be the first in the cruise industry to name a senior leader dedicated specifically to these services.
Garrigo will be responsible for overseeing a company wide ESG framework and a long-term strategy for RCI to support the company’s core business objectives, as well as for developing strategic partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. In partnership with the leadership team, she will also lead the integration of environmental and social issues into the company’s governance and enterprise risk management.
“I share Richard’s and the executive committee’s values and vision of continuous improvement and am honoured to be part of a company culture that has demonstrated resilience and determination to come back stronger,” Garrigo said.
“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 long standing commitment to making a positive difference.”
Garrigo joined RCI from Millicom International, where she was responsible for developing and executing global environmental, social and governance, and social investment strategy.
She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of California Berkeley Boalt Law School’s Business and Society Institute; the University of Miami Business School’s Advisory Board; the American Bar Association’s Human Rights Working Group; and the United Nations’ Global Compact, Human Rights Working Group.