Ruben Rodriguez Named President of MSC Cruises USA
Mr. Rodriguez’s role will be to help the business achieve further growth and strengthen the company’s strategy in the U.S. region, both in terms of its commercial presence and brand awareness, and leverage long-term investments made in recent years.
Prior to joining Carnival, he was a Partner and Managing Director at management consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group, the information goes on to say.
Mr. Rodríguez more recently was CEO of Great Wolf Resorts, North America’s largest owner and operator of indoor water park family resorts, between 2015 and 2017.
In the last two years, he has been a senior advisor and board member to a range of international companies and private equity firms, engaged in investments as well as growth and performance improvement programs for brands in the travel and leisure sectors.
He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton University, a Master's in civil engineering from the University of California and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Rodriguez will work side-by-side with Rick Sasso, Chairman MSC Cruises USA, Ken Muskat, COO, MSC Cruises USA and the rest of the local leadership team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He replaces Roberto Fusaro, who left MSC Cruises USA at the end of January for personal reasons.