Featured Directors Networking Dinnner Speaker
|Alan Buckelew, M.B.A.
Chief Operations Officer, Carnival Corporation
Mr. Buckelew currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer of Carnival Corporation, a position he has held since late 2013. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Princess Cruises since June 2007 and as the line's president since February 2004. As head of one of the best-known brands in the industry, Buckelew oversees a worldwide cruise and tour company featuring a fleet of 18 modern ships that sail on a diverse array of itineraries to all seven continents.
Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, one of the largest leisure travel companies in the world. In addition to Princess, Mr. Buckelew is also responsible for Carnival Australia which operates 3 ships in Australasian waters.
In addition to his role overseeing the Princess brand, Buckelew also served as Chief Operating Officer for Cunard Line from 2004 to 2007, as part of a reorganization of that company's operations. His wide ranging job roles at Princess, and before that at Sitmar Cruises, have given Buckelew a breadth of experience across the company's operations.
Prior to his appointment as president, Buckelew served from 2000 to 2004 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Princess, with responsibility for the company's strategic planning, marketing, and yield management functions. Before that, Buckelew held the positions of Chief Information Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Buckelew holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from UCLA. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters.