Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today it has named Gabriela Gonzalez Saul managing director for their operations in Mexico.  In her position, Gonzalez Saul will lead the new office in Mexico, which will open in December 2010 to support the Sales, Marketing and Commercial Operations for the company’s three cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.  

“We are delighted to have Gabriela join our team," said Michael Bayley, executive vice president of international for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  "Gabriela’s experience developing new business and increasing product awareness will be invaluable in this new role of managing our Mexican activities and implementing our market growth strategies.”

“In her new role, Gabriela and her team will build on the success and strong position we have achieved in Mexico, as well as further strengthen our ongoing commitment to providing unique and award-winning cruise experiences to the Mexican market,” Bayley added.

Gonzalez Saul has more than 20 years of experience managing business relationships, increasing market penetration and generating significant profit.  She spent 16 years in various roles of increasing responsibility for American Express in Mexico, where she handled business development, product awareness and marketing strategies.  Gonzalez Saul received a degree in International Commerce from the Academia in Maddox, México.