Richard D Fain is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the global cruise company operating 44 ships under the Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Pullmantur, Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisières de France brands.
Fain joined Royal Caribbean in 1979 as an outside director on the company’s Board of Directors. He became the cruise line’s Chairman and CEO in 1988. Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Fain spent 13 years as Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and joint Managing Director of Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a London-based owner and operator of cargo ships. Fain is a former chair of the Miami Business Forum, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Way of Miami-Dade, and of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an industry trade association representing nearly 17,000 affiliated travel agencies and the bulk of the world’s cruise lines. He chairs United Way of Miami-Dade’s Veritage Miami food and wine festival.