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Executive Team





 
Executive Team
 

Executive Team

Meet members of the Oceania Cruises' Executive Team.


Frank Del Rio, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - Prestige Cruise Holdings

Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises, is chairman & CEO of Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent corporation of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Based in Miami, he is responsible for the financial and strategic development of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Prior to founding Oceania Cruises, Del Rio played a vital role in the development of Renaissance Cruises, serving as executive vice president, chief financial officer and co-chief executive officer from 1993 to April, 2001. During his tenure at Renaissance, the line's revenue grew from $24 million in 1992 to $610 million in 2000 and became the fifth-largest cruise line in the world. Between 2003 and 2007, Del Rio was instrumental in the development and growth of Oceania Cruises and during this four-year period, the company grew from a start-up with $14 million in capital to being valued at greater than $850 million. He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bob Binder, Vice Chairman - Prestige Cruise Holdings

Bob Binder oversees major corporate initiatives and is responsible for all international sales and marketing activities for both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. A member of the founding management team of Oceania Cruises, Binder served as the line's president from December 2006 to April 2011 and was senior vice president of marketing and sales prior to that. He played a vital role in growing the brand from a fledgling upstart with $14 million in capital to a multi-billion corporation that is the largest operator of upscale cruises in the industry. Prior to Oceania Cruises, Binder headed Meadowoods Consulting, which provided counsel to the Financial and Travel Services industries. From 1992 to 2001 he held several cruise industry executive posts and was a strategic planning officer for JP Morgan Chase prior to that. Binder earned masters' degrees in Finance and Marketing from Cornell University and did his undergraduate studies at Purdue University.

 

Kunal S. Kamlani, President & COO - Prestige Cruise Holdings | President - Oceania Cruises

Kunal S. Kamlani is responsible for the overall strategic marketing, sales, e-commerce, public relations, promotions and procurement for both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Kamlani rejoined PCH in September 2011 from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he served as head of the multi-billion dollar Global Investment Solutions division with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide. Prior to that, Kamlani was the chief financial officer for PCH. His past experiences also include serving as the chief operating officer of Smith Barney and vice president of corporate development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Kamlani earned his MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University. He is married with two children and resides in South Florida.

Jason Montague, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - Prestige Cruise Holdings

Jason Montague is responsible for all day-to-day financial operations as well as the mid- and long-term strategic planning and financial development of the company. Montague joined Oceania Cruises during its start-up phase as vice president and treasurer and has seen the company through the purchase of its three R-class vessels, the equity investment by Apollo Management, the acquisition and integration of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the financing for the O-class new builds. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2009 and named CFO in 2010. Prior to joining Oceania Cruises he operated a successful consulting practice focused on strategic planning and development of small- to medium-sized companies. He previously held the position of vice president Finance for Alton Entertainment Corporation, a brand equity marketer who was majority owned by the Interpublic Group of Companies. He holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Miami and resides in South Florida.

 

Victor Gonzalez, Executive Vice President of Passenger Services - Prestige Cruise Holdings

Victor Gonzalez is the Executive Vice President of Passenger Services and oversees all aspects of the company's Reservations and Guest Relations departments. Gonzalez possesses a broad International business background with extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, sales management, brand and customer satisfaction program management. Prior to joining the Oceania Cruises’ executive team in 2003, Gonzalez was Vice President of Travel Industry Sales for ANC Rental Corporation, the parent company of Alamo and National Car Rental. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Product Development for Online Vacation Center, an American Express Travel Related Services representative and was also a key operations executive at one of the industry’s fastest-growing and dynamic cruise lines.

Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations - Prestige Cruise Holdings

Robin Lindsay oversees all Marine, Technical and Hotel operations for the company. Lindsay was instrumental in the extensive refurbishment and launch of Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica and the development of the line's new 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera. Lindsay possesses a vast amount of experience in the luxury cruise arena and has overseen the design and construction of many of the industry's most acclaimed luxury cruise ships. Prior to joining Oceania Cruises in 2003, he was senior vice president of Vessel Operations at Silversea Cruises and prior to that, served as vice president of Operations at Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. During his tenure at these luxury lines, Lindsay was instrumental in the creation and direction of their onboard product and hotel operations.

 

Mark S. Conroy, Executive Advisor

Mark Conroy is Executive Advisor to Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH). Conroy advises Frank Del Rio, PCH’s Chairman and CEO, and Kunal S. Kamlani, PCH’s President and COO on a series of core business strategies Conroy was president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises for 20 years overseeing all day-to-day operations for the world’s most inclusive, ultra-luxury cruise line. Under his tenure, the line pioneered the all-balcony, all-suite concept, and launched the 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner (March 2001) and Seven Seas Voyager (April 2003), considered among the most luxurious ships afloat. The boutique, 480-guest Seven Seas Navigator (November 1999) completes the three-ship fleet. A 30-year industry veteran, Conroy joined Regent Seven Seas Cruises as president and CEO of Diamond Cruise in 1992 and was instrumental in its merger with Seven Seas Cruise Line in 1995 to become Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, part of the Carlson group. In March 2006, Radisson aligned with sister brand Regent Hotels and Resorts and was renamed Regent Seven Seas Cruises. In December 2007, investment firm Apollo Global Management, LP, along with Oceania Cruises’ original shareholders and management team, announced that it would acquire 100 percent of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the transaction closed in January of 2008. Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises were placed under the ownership of PCH. One of the industry's most respected leaders, Conroy previously served as president of both Renaissance Cruises and Commodore Cruise Line and as vice president of sales for Royal Viking Line. Conroy’s introduction to the cruise industry was in 1973; working in the mailroom at Norwegian Cruise Line, while studying at the University of Miami, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He and his wife Marilyn have a daughter and live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.