Joel Joseph Ryan

Joel Joseph Ryan

Director of Entertainment
Sandals Resorts International
Class 21

A native of the Caribbean, Ryan has been involved in cross-border strategic entertainment development, global infusion of new art forms and rapid creative adaption of new trends at the Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

His interaction with individuals and organizations locally and internationally, has afforded him the opportunity to better understand and apply the dynamics of the tourism and the hospitality industry. The exposure of working in several managerial roles has given him the capacity to be adaptable in an ever changing environment.

As Group Director for Entertainment at Sandals Resorts, he was able to conceptualize, design and lead changed management programmes for the division. This was achieved by institutionalizing new age thinking, human capital development, strengthening mentorship programme and streamlined global best practices. 

He has recently received his certification in Autism from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.

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