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With extensive executive management experience in strategic cruise line development, ship building, banking, finance, design and hospitality, Ocean Residences Development comprises professionals with both U.S. and European qualifications and backgrounds from industry leaders.


Kristian Stensby

President, Chief Executive Officer


Kristian Stensby of Norwegian heritage is an international businessman and entrepreneur. He is one of the visionaries and founder of Ocean Residences, a 118 luxury real estate yachting development. Kristian has over 30 years’ experience in international business within finance, luxury passenger ship development / operation, and residential and commercial real estate in Scandinavia.

Alain Gruber

Chief Operating Officer


Alain has more than 25 years’ experience in the luxury hospitality, cruise and residential private club industries for names such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Relais et Chateaux, Cunard Line LTD, Seabourn Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and The World, Residences at Sea.

Specialising in new business concept development, talent acquisition and development, creating and implementing sophisticated efficiency processes and company systems, corporate structure and integration, while improving operations and increasing profitability. Alain’s expertise drives quality, customer and employee satisfaction in highly competitive, international markets. Alain has significant experience in several new-build and refurbishment ship and land-based hotel projects.

Patrick Webster

Chief Financial Officer


A proven leader in developing financial and accounting systems, Patrick Webster brings a wealth of experience and a strategic vision to Ocean Residences Development.

For over 25 years Patrick has held leadership and executive roles in many industries, including international accounting, retail, supply chain and hospitality. With his experience as CFO at The World, Residences at Sea, Patrick brings successful fiscal and accounting achievements to the company’s worldwide efforts in complying with international regulations and introducing new technologies, while developing financial controls across all aspects of the company.

Chris Armengol

Vice President Global Sourcing & Logistics


Born into a family of hoteliers, Chris has more than 30 years’ experience in the cruise industry.

After 11 years at sea with Windstar and Royal Viking Line, Chris moved on to corporate environment and joined Cunard to launch world’s largest ocean liner Queen Mary II. Further, Chris held key supply chain positions at The World, Residences at Sea, Kerzner Int. and Royal Caribbean International.

Jean-Louis Stutzmann

Lead Architectural Designer


Originally from the UK, Jean-Louis is an award-winning interior designer with five decades of experience.

With an extensive international exposure, Jean-Louis’s collaboration of interior and exterior design includes land-based projects with Harrod’s in London, maritime projects and new-builds with The World, Residences at Sea, Cunard, Crystal Cruises, P&O and involved with several yacht designs.