Carnival Corporation & plc Richard Ames ~ Senior Vice President, Shared Services Richard Ames joined Carnival Corporation in 1989 as director of internal audit and was promoted to vice president – audit services three years later. In 2002, he was named senior vice president – audit services. In November 2006, he was promoted to his current position, senior vice president of corporate shared services, where he oversees corporate casino operations, global source, corporate information technology, strategic projects and corporate marketing (including SeaVacations UK Ltd) for Carnival’s worldwide cruise brands. Prior to joining Carnival, Ames spent six years as director of internal audit for Miami-based Resorts International, Inc., and served as a management consultant for International Intelligence, Inc., a subsidiary of Resorts International, for four years. Ames earned a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Massachusetts in 1975 and a master’s in business administration from George Mason University in 1983. He is a certified public accountant.
David A. Candib ~ Director Business Development, Port and Destination Development David Candib is Director, Business Development, Port and Destination Development for Carnival Corporation & Plc having joined them in 2002. His capacities consist of overseeing the operations of the Grand Turk Cruise Center in the Turks and Caicos Islands which welcomes over 650,000 guests annually along with responsibility for all commercial and retail contracts and relationships in the three corporate owned ports Puerta Maya (Cozumel), Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) and Mahogany Bay (Roatan). David is responsible for managing the company’s relationship and agreement with the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), which represents one of the company’s largest port commitments in the world and covers both the Manhattan and Brooklyn cruise terminals. He also serves as the company representative overseeing the agreement and relationship with the Government and Port of St. Maarten in the expansion of their port facilities. David is the project manager for the company’s newly announced port development in the Bay of Maimon, Dominican Republic. Additionally, David is engaged with governments in St. Lucia, Jamaica and other Caribbean destinations with regards to the company’s port development initiatives. David works alongside Carnival’s various cruise brands in the review and evaluation of both port and infrastructure developments and shore excursion opportunities. This has included the role of project manager for the development of the Mystic Mountain Bobsled Jamaica attraction in Ocho Rios which is considered to be one of the top attractions in the region. David also provides insight and assistance with corporate and cruise brand concession agreements. David is responsible for issuing the company’s berthing policies and managing the reservation system for ports where the company has retained preferential berthing rights or directly operates which covers 10 ports, 2,300 calls and over 5.5m passengers annually. David comes to Carnival Corporation & Plc holding a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. David’s prior work experience is in the areas of investment banking and financial consulting, that of which he conducted with Smith Barney in Atlanta and the May Davis Group in New York City. David resides in Miami, along with his wife Vanessa, a neonatal intensive care nurse, and their three children Ava, Joseph and Ari. CRUISE INDUSTRY PROFILES • 2011
FCCA 2011 Cruise Industry Highlights and Profiles. The who's who of the Cruise Line Industry.