Mark Robinson is the Chief Commercial and Operations Officer for Cruise Saudi. With over 30 years of experience in the cruise, travel and tourism industries, Mark thrives in environments that present a new challenge or new change to the cruise industry. He is a natural leader and ambassador accustomed to driving business by building long lasting relationships with clients, authorities and stakeholders at both global and local levels.
In 2003 Mark created and then grew Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, a brand within the TUI Group, from a one-port-operator business in Barcelona, Spain into the world's largest cruise handling business. As Chief Commercial Officer of Global Ports Holding, the world's largest cruise port operator, Mark developed its commercial strategy, enhanced customer experience and spearheaded the development of the Group’s ancillary services in its 21 cruise ports worldwide. He played a critical role in the acquisition and negotiations of the company’s Caribbean cruise ports and other ongoing global projects.
He has successfully completed senior leadership executive programs at the Insead Fontainebleau Business School in Paris and has participated in various executive leadership programs during his tenure with Kornferry. Mark was Executive Chairman of the CLIA Diamond Associate Member scheme and is an active speaker and moderator at various global cruise industry and tourism events.