Vice President, Finance
Shahbaz is a results-driven and performance-focused financial expert with more than 17 years of experience. His skillset extends to strategic financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, process optimization, staff and operations management, and team leadership.
His vast experience includes effectively managing the shipboard finance operations for the entire Carnival Cruise Lines Fleet – 24 vessels around the world. In fact, during 16 years with Carnival, Shahbaz rose from a Shipboard Accountant to become the Manager of Fleet Finance Operations. He supervised more than 200 shipboard accountants and spearheaded cost accounting, revenue systems, payroll, and cash management reporting for the line.
Before moving into his current position at CMI Leisure, Shahbaz served as Director, Finance for FleetPro Ocean Leisure. He was directly responsible for defining, planning and managing the budgeting, accounting, onboard inventory, finance personnel and revenue streams for independent passenger ships worldwide.