José O. Busto

Past President 2004-2007

Biographic Data:
Born in Asturias, Spain, in 1935.  Graduates from Colegio de San Francisco of Villaviciosa. Moves to the Dominican Republic in 1954. Obtains a University Degree in Business Administration. From 1960 through 1975 works at sea and furthers his studies. Lives in Puerto Rico since 1975 where he is married to Milagros Alvarez Rodriguez and has two sons Tomas and Kristian. 

Professional History:
1974 - Present
Founder and President of Continental Shipping Inc, a company representing over 90 percent of Cruise Ships that arrive in Puerto Rico.
1960 -1974
Purser and later Chief Purser  in various Cruise Ships belonging to  Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Lines.
 1955 -1960 Works at Dominican Republic Dry-docks where he becomes the Youngest Assistant Superintendent, Santo Domingo (Gibbs Corporation)

Honorary Merits
Consul of Denmark (1984)
Consul of Norway  (1977)
Order of Danebrog (Denmark)
Royal Order of Merit (Norway
Order of Isabel La Católica (Spain)
Naval Cross of Merit (Royal Spanish Navy)
Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus (Dominican Republic)
Knight of the Order of Malta
Knight of the Imperial Order of Charles V (Spain)

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