Leadership

Pamela Conover – Chief Executive Officer

Pamela Conover is Chief Executive Officer for The World, Residences at Sea, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In this role, she is responsible for leading the organization and managing the strategic direction of The World. This includes key assets and relevant functions such as operations, customer service, guest satisfaction, sales, marketing and training to ensure best-in-class service delivery. Mrs. Conover also has oversight for the general care, maintenance and upkeep of the Ship. She oversees the company’s senior leadership team, preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and provides thought leadership about trends and relevant impacts to The World.

John McGirl – Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. John McGirl is Senior Vice President, Operations for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In this role he is responsible for developing and directing strategic business plans and initiatives for Hotel Operations (Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, The World Spa & Wellness Center, Enrichment, Front Office, Guest Services, Destination Services and Administration) on board the Ship and in the company’s corporate office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is also responsible for maximizing Resident & Guest satisfaction, achieving operational excellence in all areas and establishing policies and procedures to ensure best practices and efficiencies.

Erin Williams – Chief Financial Officer

Erin Williams is Chief Financial Officer for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth.  As CFO, Ms. Williams is responsible for all financial operations of the company, including financial reporting and accounting.  In addition, she oversees all aspects of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management operations both on and off the Ship.

Camilla Solomon – Vice President, Human Resources

Camilla Solomon is Vice President, Human Resources for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In her role Mrs. Solomon is responsible for overseeing all human resource (HR) and training and development functions as well as a rotating global workforce of over 400 staff in the company’s Florida office and on board the Ship. Along with support from the HR team, she negotiates and manages all aspects of crew welfare and benefits, ensures maritime employment regulations and legal compliance and handles Crew logistics, visas, contracts, union negotiations, payroll, risk management, and much more.

Dag H. Saevik – Captain

Capt. Dag H. Saevik is a distinguished veteran of the maritime industry with more than 30 years of experience and has gained a high level of professional expertise based on his worldwide cruising endeavors. As Master for The World, the largest privately owned yacht on earth, he is responsible for the daily maritime operation of the Ship including the overall onboard operation of the vessel as well as the safety, comfort and well-being of all Residents, Guests and crew. Further, he is involved with planning the Ship’s continuous global itinerary.

During his tenure aboard The World, Capt. Saevik has made numerous voyages to some of the most intriguing and remote parts of the globe.

Johan Dyrnes – Captain

Capt. Johan Dyrnes is Master of The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In this important role he is responsible for the daily maritime and technical operations of the Ship including the overall onboard operation of the vessel as well as the safety, comfort and well-being of all Residents, Guests and crew. Further, he is involved with the planning of the Ship’s continuous global itinerary.

Capt. Dyrnes joined The World in November 2013 and possesses more than 26 years of maritime experience. Prior to joining The World Capt. Dyrnes worked most recently for the Seadream Yacht Club as Master.

Thomas Legner – General Manager

Thomas Legner is General Manager of The World. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the entire hotel operation on the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth. Mr. Legner directs the staff in all Hotel departments (Enrichment, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Hotel Administration, Hotel Stores, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Laundry, Retail, Sales, Spa and Sports & Fitness) to ensure the delivery of exceptional and personalized service to all Residents and Guests. He also works closely with the Captains and other executive and senior management officials.

Sandra Mooney – General Manager

Sandra Mooney is General Manager of The World.  In this role she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the entire hotel operation on the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth.  Ms. Mooney directs the staff in all Hotel departments (Enrichment, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Hotel Administration, Hotel Stores, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Laundry, Retail, Sales, Spa and Sports & Fitness) to ensure the delivery of exceptional and personalized service to all Residents and Guests.  She also works closely with the Captains and other executive and senior management officials.

Geoffrey Murray – Executive Chef

Geoffrey Murray is Executive Chef for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Chef Murray’s primary responsibilities include the management of all galley operations including provisions, inventory control, public health, quality control for the Ship’s six restaurants, and ensuring that The World’s high standards are maintained. He also oversees In-Residence Dining and a staff of more than 50.

Chef Murray has an extensive culinary background and experience. Prior to joining The World he served as Executive Chef, Hotel & Restaurants for the five-star, luxury boutique property the Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna, South Africa (S.A.).

Marinela Ivanova – Beverage Manager

Marinela Ivanova is Beverage Manager for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Ms. Ivanova, a certified Sommelier, is responsible for the beverage program on board which includes a wine list with over 1,100 labels hand-picked from 19 countries, a wine cellar with a collection of 16,000 bottles, an extensive sake selection of 44 labels, a contemporary cocktail program, and a top tier spirits selection of over 300 labels. Routed in a company-wide philosophy of delivering on each Resident’s individual preferences, Ms. Ivanova notes that The World carries the favorite wines, spirits, and sakes of every Resident. She and her team “bring the destination alive” for Residents by featuring cocktails and other beverages that use infused spirits or that incorporate regional ingredients, some discovered during her visits to local farmers’ markets.