Raoul has over 20 years' experience in the maritime industry, serving onboard a variety of merchant and cruise vessels and shoreside in IT, Fleet Operations, design and strategic development. For the last 14 years, Raoul has worked for Carnival Corporation in Miami, London and more recently Genoa. From 2001 to 2005 Raoul was responsible for European IT Operations focusing on multi-brand system integration.
In 2006 Raoul was appointed as Project Director for three ultra-luxury cruise vessels for Seabourn Cruise Line. Within this role, Raoul has been responsible for the successful introduction of a new class of vessel which has changed the expectations of the high-end cruise guest.
Raoul’s recent academic work has been in the field of business strategy and international markets with a strong focus on the expansion of the luxury cruise segment.
Raoul received his MBA from Brunel University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.