CEO, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, MIAMI
Fain has been at the helm of the S&P 500 company for more than 30 years. He joined Royal Caribbean in 1988 after earning a master’s degree from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
His commitment to ethical leadership has earned him awards from around the world. Fain was on Barron’s list of the World’s 30 Best CEOs in 2018 and 2019 for financial growth and creating shareholder value.
Fain’s passion for innovation has led to on-board attractions like skydiving, surfing simulators, ice-skating rinks, bumper cars and climbing walls, in addition to multiple ship design innovations.
Fain received the Federal Maritime Commission’s Earth Day Award in 2014 and membership in the South Florida Business Hall of Fame in 2004.
The French government honored Fain as a chevalier de la legion d’honneur, and the Finnish government named him a commander, first class, of the Order of the Lion.
A board member for the University of Miami, Fain is also a member of the Posse Foundation board and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s executive committee.