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Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Transitions to Vice Chair, External Affairs; Laura Hodges Bethge Named to Succeed Her

MIAMI, April 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced that after an illustrious tenure at the helm of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo will transition to Vice Chair, External Affairs for Royal Caribbean Group, effective May 1. In her new role, Lutoff-Perlo will continue reporting to Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty. Laura Hodges Bethge, currently executive vice president, shared services operations, will become the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises.

Laura Hodges Bethge becomes the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises

“Lisa has been instrumental in transforming the Celebrity Cruises brand to what it is today,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “From helping us introduce the revolutionary Edge Series of ships to advancing the role of women in maritime careers, Lisa has had an incredible career during her time leading Celebrity Cruises, and multiple parts of our Royal Caribbean International brand. I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa for almost 18 years, and I know her expertise will be invaluable as she transitions to serve as my Vice Chair, External Affairs.”

“It has always been difficult for me to imagine leaving the incredible Celebrity brand, but the time is right for me to start an exciting new chapter and turn the helm over to a new leader,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “It has been my great honor to lead this brand and work alongside the phenomenal Celebrity shoreside team and crew. Together, our accomplishments have been extraordinary. I’m excited to now work closely with Jason on broader initiatives as we sail toward an even brighter future.”

Lutoff-Perlo’s remarkable career with Royal Caribbean Group began in 1985 with her first role as a district sales manager and she went on to trailblaze a legacy of firsts. Along the way, she also led Celebrity Cruises to record growth, revenue, and profit, and she championed the brand’s evolution into the incredible cruise line it is today. Under her leadership, Celebrity Cruises welcomed four new award-winning ships, and underwent the Celebrity Revolution, one of the largest fleet revitalization projects in the industry.

In 2005, Lutoff-Perlo became Celebrity’s first female senior vice president of hotel operations. In 2012, she was named executive vice president of operations for Royal Caribbean International, the first woman in the industry to oversee both hotel and marine operations. Two short years later, she was the first woman appointed to president and CEO of one of Royal Caribbean Group’s brands.

“I would also like to congratulate Laura for her appointment as the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises,” Liberty added. “With her operational experience, business acumen and deep understanding of our company and the cruise industry, I know Laura is the right person to lead Celebrity Cruises to its next phases of growth.”

Most recently serving as executive vice president, shared services operations, Laura Hodges Bethge has been with the company more than 23 years and has held senior positions in many different areas including product development, hotel and marine operations, sales, marketing, product innovation, market development and investor relations.

Hodges Bethge is an exemplary leader with a long history of success at the company. Previously, she was senior vice president of product development for Royal Caribbean International, and led the teams conceptualizing their groundbreaking ships, private island destinations, and new experiences introduced throughout the award-winning fleet, including the first island in Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day Island Collection – Perfect Day at CocoCay.

“Now 15 ships strong, this is an exciting time for Celebrity Cruises,” said Laura Hodges Bethge. “This year alone, we’ll be welcoming Celebrity Ascent, and reaching key construction milestones in the yet-to-be-named fifth ship in the revolutionary Edge Series. I look forward to building on the incredible achievements of Lisa and this world class team, as we continue to break boundaries and chart new courses in the industry.”

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About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of December 31, 2022. Learn more at or

About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 15 relaxed luxury resorts at sea taking guests to the world’s best places on the world’s best places. Celebrity revolutionized the industry with its cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa, and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm, personalized service. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL). For more information about Celebrity Cruises, please visit

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo to transition to Vice Chair, External Affairs for Royal Caribbean Group

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Caribbean Employment Services Introduce New Initiative to Help to Support a Sustainable Approach to Business in the Caribbean

BARBADOSApril 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Following the successful launch of its Optimal Recruitment Advertising Campaigns and Recruitment Partner Programmes, the team at Caribbean Employment Services is introducing a new initiative to help the clients it works with support a sustainable approach to business in the Caribbean.

As a business based in the Barbados, Caribbean Employment Services is increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability in protecting the beautiful Islands and supportive of the focus that Governments, organisations and companies are placing on sustainability and its importance to everyone’s future.

Keen to work with businesses and organisations that recognise the importance of economic, social and environmental sustainability, both in the Caribbean and globally, the team at Caribbean Employment Services has developed a new initiative to help their clients reaches a wider audience who share the same ethos and ambitions.

Through their Recruitment Partner Programme, clients can communicate their commitment to sustainability, the programmes they’re running, initiatives they’ve launched and their contribution to the Islands. This ensures a consistent message that attracts talent who have the same vision on sustainability and want to work for a company that recognises the importance of its contribution to preserving the ecosystem, improving the quality of lives and safeguarding natural resources.

Employers on the Recruitment Partner Programme benefit from publication in Caribbean Employment Services’ widely distributed and popular news articles, as well as press releases written and distributed through their PR team, ensuring even wider exposure for their recruitment campaigns and sustainability initiatives.

Joseph Boll, CEO at Caribbean Employment Services, said “We’re proud to work with businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries who are committed to reducing their impact on the environment and protect our beautiful Islands and those who live, work and visit them. Using our experience, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to launch this initiative, developed to help our clients reach potential candidates and a wider audience who share the same vision and ambitions for sustainability.”

Caribbean Employment Services is one of the market-leading and most cost-effective recruitment advertising specialists in the Caribbean.  It offers a range of proven recruitment advertising solutions for clients with Caribbean-based roles, including an Online Job Board, Optimal Recruitment Advertising Campaigns and Recruitment Partner Programmes. 4.  For further information on Caribbean Employment Services, please visit and

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Caribbean Employment Services Enhances its Recruitment Advertising Solutions to Help Employers Find Top Talent

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Since its launch two years ago, Barbados-based Caribbean Employment Services has been helping employers recruit for positions in the Caribbean through their cost-effective online job board.

Caribbean Employment Services’ forward-thinking approach to advertising vacancies has seen it quickly become one of the market-leading recruitment advertising specialists in the Caribbean.

Combining its specialist experience with a proactive and responsive approach to recruitment advertising, the company has introduced two new recruitment advertising solutions.

Developed to help HR Directors, Managers and Recruitment Agencies attract the best talent to the Caribbean-based roles in their businesses, Optimal Recruitment Advertising Campaigns and Recruitment Partner Programmes are customised campaigns to meet monthly or annual recruitment needs.

Optimal Recruitment Advertising Campaigns use from the latest, cutting-edge search technology and proven marketing activities to attract the best candidates to your roles, including social media marketing through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Caribbean Employment Services’ team of experts works with clients on their Recruitment Partner Programmes to develop trackable campaigns that include Cost per Click, Cost per Applicant and PR campaigns through news channels, including press release distribution, ensuring that employers stand out amongst other businesses.

Employers on the Recruitment Partner Programme benefit from publication in Caribbean Employment Services’ widely distributed and popular news articles, as well as press releases written and distributed through their PR team, ensuring even wider exposure for their recruitment campaigns.

Joseph Boll, CEO at Caribbean Employment Services, said “We’re delighted to be in a position to offer two new recruitment advertising solutions, developed specifically for our clients who need to find the very best talent for their roles in the Caribbean quickly and efficiently.”

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Caribbean Employment Services
Phone:            (1 246) 537-0395
Email:             [email protected]

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  2. Caribbean Employment Services is one of the market-leading and most cost-effective recruitment advertising specialists in the Caribbean.
  3. It offers a range of proven recruitment advertising solutions for clients with Caribbean-based roles, including an Online Job Board, Optimal Recruitment Advertising Campaigns and Recruitment Partner Programmes.
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Highgate Systems Announces Organisational Changes

CaribPR Wire, MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2022: Highgate Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Oluwatobi (Tobi) Boshoro as the new Managing Director of Highgate Systems. Ms. Boshoro brings over 20 years of successful strategic digital transformation within the e-business, commerce and digital payments sector.

Previously, Ms. Boshoro served as the CEO of Renmoney, a leading fintech lending and wealth management company as well as the SVP – Digital Strategy, Issuing & Service Management for Standard Bank Group and various senior positions at Interswitch Group. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having completed multiple Executive Management programs and holds a M.Sc. Strategic Marketing degree from Cranfield University’s School of Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from Ogun State University.

Barry Walsh, Chairman of Bevertec Group of Companies stated, “We are pleased to welcome Tobi Boshoro as the new Managing Director of Highgate Systems and look forward to her insight and guidance. Ms. Boshoro’s significant digital transformation experience across a range of international fintech companies will be invaluable to Highgate Systems. With her leadership, we will continue to elevate our client’s ability to provide a world class digital banking experience to their members and customers.”

Highgate Systems would also like to thank Kelley Gray for her dedication and leadership since joining the company in November 2019 and remaining true to our goals, including:

  • Strategic leadership implementing a process driven approach to maximise efficiencies and better support our customer base;
  • Strengthen customer and partner relationships to drive growth; and
  • Attracting world-class talent to support system portfolio stabilisation.

Ms. Gray will continue to support Highgate Systems throughout the transition to Ms. Boshoro before she moves into her new role as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Strategic Solutions at Bevertec Group of Companies. In her new capacity she will continue to spearhead the platform stabilisation initiatives and work in concert with Ms. Boshoro to continue to grow and strengthen our customer and partner relationships.

About Highgate Systems

Highgate Systems as a member of the Bevertec Group of Companies is a trusted provider of banking and lending solutions to international banking and financial institution clients. These solutions bring to market the latest innovations to increase profitability, decrease the total cost of ownership, maximize operational efficiency and ensure regulatory compliance. Founded in 1986, Highgate has grown wonderfully over the years boasting clients in many countries. Their team of experienced technology and banking professionals work with clients to provide innovative solutions and help clients grow their businesses.

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Highgate Systems anuncia cambios organizacionales

CaribPR Wire, MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2022: Highgate Systems se complace en anunciar el nombramiento de Oluwatobi (Tobi) Boshoro como nuevo Director General de Highgate Systems. La Sra. Boshoro aporta más de 20 años de transformación digital estratégica exitosa dentro del sector de comercio electrónico, comercio y pagos digitales. Anteriormente, la Sra. Boshoro se desempeñó como directora ejecutiva de Renmoney, una empresa líder en gestión de patrimonio y préstamos de tecnología financiera, así como también como vicepresidenta sénior de estrategia digital, emisión y gestión de servicios para Standard Bank Group y varios puestos de alto nivel en Interswitch Group. Es exalumna de la Escuela de Negocios de Harvard, completó múltiples programas de Administración Ejecutiva y tiene un M.Sc. Licenciatura en Marketing Estratégico de la Escuela de Administración de la Universidad de Cranfield y un B.Sc. en Economía de la Universidad Estatal de Ogun. Barry Walsh, presidente de Bevertec Group of Companies, declaró: “Nos complace dar la bienvenida a Tobi Boshoro como nueva directora general de Highgate Systems y esperamos su conocimiento y orientación. La importante experiencia de transformación digital de la Sra. Boshoro en una variedad de empresas tecnología financiera internacionales será invaluable para Highgate Systems. Con su liderazgo, continuaremos elevando la capacidad de nuestros clientes para brindar una experiencia de banca digital de clase mundial a sus miembros y clientes”. Highgate Systems también desea agradecer a Kelley Gray por su dedicación y liderazgo desde que se unió a la empresa en noviembre de 2019 y se mantuvo fiel a nuestros objetivos, que incluyen: • Liderazgo estratégico implementando un enfoque basado en procesos para maximizar la eficiencia y apoyar mejor a nuestra base de clientes; • Fortalecer las relaciones con clientes y socios para impulsar el crecimiento; y • Atraer talento de clase mundial para crear un sistema de soporte para la transformación de la cartera de clientes. La Sra. Gray continuará apoyando a Highgate Systems durante la transición a la Sra. Boshoro antes de asumir su nuevo cargo como Vicepresidenta de Infraestructura y Soluciones Estratégicas en Bevertec Group of Companies. En su nuevo puesto, continuará encabezando las iniciativas de transformación de la plataforma y trabajará en conjunto con la Sra. Boshoro para continuar creciendo y fortaleciendo nuestras relaciones con clientes y socios. Acerca de Highgate Systems Highgate Systems, como miembro del grupo de empresas Bevertec, es un proveedor de confianza de soluciones bancarias y crediticias para clientes de instituciones bancarias y financieras internacionales. Estas soluciones traen al mercado las últimas innovaciones para aumentar la rentabilidad, disminuir el costo total de propiedad, maximizar la eficiencia operativa y garantizar el cumplimiento normativo. Fundada en 1986, Highgate ha crecido continuamente y cuenta con clientes en muchos países. Su equipo de profesionales experimentados en tecnología y banca trabaja con los clientes para proporcionar soluciones innovadoras y ayudar a los clientes a hacer crecer sus negocios.
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Ankura Appoints Fernando Batlle as First LATAM Chairman

Brings Wealth of Management Experience to Expansion Efforts in Latin America & the Caribbean

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ankura Consulting, a global expert services and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Fernando Batlle as the Firm’s first Chairman of its Latin America & Caribbean (LATAM) region. Mr. Batlle’s new position as LATAM Chairman underscores Ankura’s commitment to strengthening its presence in the region and to offering an expansive suite of solutions for clients across the world.

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“We are thrilled to have an experienced executive like Fernando lead our growing LATAM team. This is a critically important region to many of our clients, and Fernando’s addition bolsters our ability to support them in the market,” said Ankura’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Lavin. “Fernando brings broad industry expertise complemented by a deep connection to and knowledge of the regional landscape, and truly embodies the collaborative culture at Ankura.”

Prior to his appointment as LATAM Chairman, Mr. Batlle served as a Senior Managing Director at Ankura and helped establish the Firm’s position in the turnaround and restructuring market. He holds three decades of leadership and executive experience in both the private and public sector, with a proven track record of executing turnarounds and growing businesses at high profile financial institutions. Mr. Batlle has provided strategic and financial advisory for the Government of Puerto Rico throughout the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He has held senior leadership positions in commercial and investment banking, securities brokerage, asset management, and public finance. His multiple areas of expertise encompass financial services, energy, capital markets, public-private partnerships, implementation of performance improvement and major transformation initiatives and debt restructuring. He has extensive experience advising governments, state-owned entities, and businesses on strategic and financial matters from development of comprehensive financial plans to economic strategy, debt management strategy, and governance.

“I look forward to growing our team and presence in Latin America and the Caribbean so that we are optimally positioned to address the complex business and financial issues our current and prospective clients face in the region,” said Mr. Batlle. “I’m honored to assume this new position and to advance the Firm’s commitment to developing innovative solutions and driving impactful results for our clients’ continued success around the world.”

Mr. Batlle holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Northeastern University.

About Ankura

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in 34 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create and Recover value. For more information, please visit,

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Parkland appoints Marcel Teunissen as Chief Financial Officer

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 19, 2020: Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcel Teunissen as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective December 1, 2020.

Marcel joins Parkland from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was Executive Vice President, Finance, Integrated Gas and New Energies, responsible for the financial management of Shell’s global portfolio of LNG assets and its emerging new energy business. With over 23 years of experience, Marcel has worked globally across the entire energy value chain, with an emphasis on refining, retail and related infrastructure.

“I am delighted to welcome Marcel to the Parkland Team and look forward to his contributions as we embark upon our next phase of growth,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer at Parkland. “His leadership experience, financial and business acumen, and broad global experiences make him an ideal fit to help drive our growth strategy and deliver market-leading results.”

Marcel brings an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, strategic planning and commodity & financial risk management. He has also worked in many of the markets across Parkland’s diverse geographies, including Canada and the Caribbean.

Upon Marcel’s arrival, Darren Smart, who has served as interim CFO since December 2019, will return to his role of Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development which will be expanded to include developing and leading Parkland’s low-carbon and renewables strategy. Darren will continue to report directly to Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I want to thank Darren for his tremendous work as interim CFO,” said Espey. “He embraced a large mandate through a global pandemic and ensured that we emerged with a stronger balance sheet and a high performing finance function. He accomplished this while simultaneously leading our Strategy and Corporate Development groups and developing a re-invigorated pipeline of accretive acquisition opportunities. Darren is key to Parkland’s success and I look forward to partnering with him to execute our aggressive growth agenda and to seize profitable, low-carbon and renewable opportunities.”

About Parkland Corporation
Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves. Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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