Appointed Group Director Global Sales
At Wharf Hotels in Harbour City, Hong Kong (SAR)
Holding an industry rich portfolio of experience in the cruise, airline, hotel, and travel trade sectors, Balwin's most recent role prior to joining Wharf Hotels, was as Director of Sales and Marketing, Hong Kong and South China at Royal Caribbean International, where he was responsible for bringing the world's biggest cruise line to Hong Kong, building the business from the ground up, following former positions with United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Balwin earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Hospitality Management from the University of San Francisco, USA. He was awarded "Outstanding Young Marketing Professional" across all industries by the Hong Kong Management Association in 2007 and was appointed by the Tourism Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry, since 2014.
At leisure, Balwin enjoys seeking out new restaurants, is a foodie and appreciates good wine.