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Royal Caribbean Group appoints Silvia Garrigo as chief ESG officer

Silvia Garrigo has experience providing legal and sustainability counsel to senior executives of global publicly held companies
Silvia Garrigo will join Royal Caribbean Group as chief environmental, social and governance officer, a newly created position.

Garrigo will be responsible for overseeing a companywide ESG framework and a long-term strategy to support Royal Caribbean Group's core business objectives and to develop strategic partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. In partnership with the leadership team, she will also lead the integration of environmental and social issues into governance and enterprise risk management areas.

She'll report to Chairman and CEO Richard Fain.

'Silvia has advised several companies on purpose-driven and practical ESG strategies and programs, and she understands the interplay of legal, geopolitical, social and environmental issues in a global business context,' Fain said. 'Bringing her to Royal Caribbean Group affirms our commitment to going above and beyond for the health and success of our planet and our people.'

Shared values and vision

'I share Richard's and the executive committee's values and vision of continuous improvement and am honored to be part of a company culture that has demonstrated resilience and determination to come back stronger,' Garrigo said. 'We are facing increasing expectations for ESG performance and reporting, and I am excited to join a team that already has a very strong record of ESG work and a longstanding commitment to making a positive difference.'

Joins from Millicom International

Garrigo has experience providing legal and sustainability counsel to senior executives of global publicly held companies, and joins from Millicom International, where she was responsible for developing and executing global environmental, social and governance, and social investment strategy. Earlier, she was senior legal and sustainability counsel for Morrison Foerster and Cuba Strategies Inc. And for more than a decade, Garrigo held various executive and senior legal positions at Chevron Corp., where she guided the company on corporate responsibility policies and practices as well as shareholder engagement on ESG issues. 

Garrigo serves on the advisory board of the University of California Berkeley Boalt Law School's Business and Society Institute, the University of Miami Business School's advisory board, the American Bar Association's Human Rights Working Group and the United Nations' Global Compact, Human Rights Working Group.