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Jo Rzymowska has had a remarkable international career, holding senior commercial, sales and marketing roles at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Studios, Thomas Cook and Royal Caribbean Cruises, culminating as Celebrity Cruises’ Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA. 

Known as a straight-talking dynamic leader, Jo drives collaboration and inspires change. She has hosted and delivered several keynote speeches at global conferences across the leisure, travel, and hospitality sectors.  

Throughout her award-winning career she has been instrumental in delivering game-changing brand partnerships with leading names, including Annie Liebowitz, Kelly Hoppen and Ben Fogle using her experience from working with influential industry leaders over the past four decades. 

Jo is renowned for her passionate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly advocating for women and the LGBTQ+ community. She was a founding partner of TTG’s LGBT Travel Network and was part of the advisory panel of the everywoman Travel Awards, created to recognise female leadership and male allyship.  

Recognised for her contributions to the travel industry, Jo received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 Travel Weekly Globe Awards; TTG’s LGBT+ Trailblazer of the Year 2021 and was recently named one of the world’s best LGBT+ executive role models by Yahoo! Finance 2022. 

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