Full Name
Richard De Villiers
Job Title
Chief of Staff to the Director at the PortMiami
Speaker Bio
Richard R. de Villiers is the Chief of Staff to the Director at the PortMiami. Mr. de Villiers has over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry of which the last nineteen he has served at PortMiami. In his current capacity Mr. de Villiers serves as the Chief of Staff for the Director assisting in the day to day administration of the Port.

Prior to joining the Director’s Office Mr. de Villiers was a Public Affairs Officer responsible for promoting cargo and cruise business opportunities as well as community outreach. Mr. de Villiers held a similar role at the Business Initiatives Division, and a supervisory position with the Cruise Operations at the Port of Miami where he administered the cruise terminal and parking facilities. He also served as the manager for the Housekeeping division responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of all Port properties.

Mr. de Villiers began his career in the Maritime Industry 1987 working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ landside operations. Among several assignments there he served as Manager of South Florida Operations. He was responsible for cruise passenger traffic for Royal Caribbean at the Port of Miami, Port Everglades, Miami International and Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airports.

A native of Miami Mr. de Villiers is a graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Political Science.
Richard De Villiers