Wen, who has been with Royal Caribbean for three and a half years, will now handle a total of 15 markets in the region for trade sales, namely Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.
He was previously with the fast moving consumer goods industry in trade strategy and management. Wen is taking over the Singapore role from Mona Foo, head of business development, who will now focus on corporate sales and operations in Asia.
'Bold is the new Gold'
Wen’s appointment was announced at Royal Caribbean annual Chinese New Year trade appreciation gala tonight, with the theme 'Bold is the new Gold,' Angie Stephen, managing director, Asia Pacific told the over 200 invitees.
'Trade and distribution will now be under one team with a unified focus. It’s a great opportunity for synergy, strategy and collaboration in driving even better results across the region. With Josh’s expertise in handling multiple markets in Asia, I’m confident that he and his team will be a great asset and support for our partners in building up their business for the next decade.'
Speaking to SCN Wen said, 'I’m definitely excited by my new portfolio, and am even more so to work with our trade partners in Singapore. Singapore is the top market in our region with tremendous potential, and moving forward, my team and I will work more closely with them on growing our partnerships and delivering the best products and services for our guests.'
RCI 50th anniversary
Stephen also thanked the trade partners for their strong support in the past year that has contributed to the global success of the Royal Caribbean International brand. 'Your efforts have put us in a strong position to launch our 50th anniversary this year. Royal Caribbean is in an exciting time of transformation with the arrival of two Quantum Class ships here including the new Spectrum of the Seas, new itineraries and drydock projects coming up. So the newly expanded team will work even more closely with all of you for a successful year ahead.'