Karen Benson joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in November 2011. She serves as the Director of the Global Compliance and Ethics Group within the Legal Department. In this role, she manages the global compliance and ethics program for Royal Caribbean and its five cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, and Croisieres de France.
Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Ms. Benson practiced as a regulatory attorney for ten years at the law firm of Jorden Burt LLP (now known as Carlton Fields Jorden Burt). Her area of speciality was counseling on anti-money laundering and trade sanction matters for the insurance and securities industries. Ms. Benson is an alum of Syracuse University and The George Washington University Law School.