de LeonCruise Management International (CMI) announced that Jim Barreiro de León has joined the CMI Executive Team as President and CEO.

He will be replacing Kenneth Engstrom, who after more than 30 years with ISP, SunStone and CMI, who retired on May 1.

de León brings to CMI a vast experience in passenger ship management, having been involved in this market segment for more than 30 years managing vessels of all types and in different market segments, the company said.

Chairman of CMI, Niels‐Erik Lund, commented: “Jim is regarded as a high‐value business driver with exceptional management skills and expert knowledge of the industry and we are excited to have him on our team”. 

de León is a native of the Canary Islands, Spain, but was raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His career in the maritime industry began in 1986 onboard river cruises in Europe and after three decades of maritime experience, he has acquired a specific understanding of the ship management industry. He is proficient in designing turn‐key ship management solutions, while optimizing all aspects of the shore‐side and ship‐board operations.