MIAMI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jorge Vilches has been named president and chief executive officer of Pullmantur, one of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) six brands. Vilches will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the brand to ensure its continuous growth and success. He will report directly to Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Vilches has spent the past 10 years in the travel industry, holding various positions with the LATAM Group, a leader in the airline industry in South America. Most recently, he served as CEO of LATAM’s long haul business unit, the group’s biggest division in terms of capacity and revenue. Vilches’ previous management positions at LATAM include CEO of LAN Peru, the main carrier in that South American country, and CEO at LAN Express, LAN’s domestic operation in Chile. Vilches was born in Spain and has lived in a number of Latin American countries, most recently in Brazil.