The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald as Global Chair, effective 1JAN. Donald succeeds Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who has served in the role since JAN 2015.
“The cruise industry continues to grow and evolve at a record pace, making CLIA’s role more important than ever to act as a singular voice and advocate on behalf of the entire global cruise community,” said Donald. “I’m honoured to take on this role, and look forward to building on the great work CLIA is doing.”
“We are proud to welcome Arnold as our new Chair. Under his leadership, we will continue to support the interests and vision for the cruise industry,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “It has been a privilege to work alongside Adam and we thank him for his work and dedication as CLIA Chair.”
During his time as Global Chair, Goldstein actively worked to promote the industry’s interests with key stakeholders around the world and to increase economic benefits and mitigate risks, including advancing CLIA maritime leadership in both wastewater and emissions technologies and practices.
“It was a privilege to serve as CLIA Global Chair. The cruise industry is fortunate to have many capable people leading the industry, and CLIA brings them together to advance all our interests, from cruise lines and Executive Partners to travel agents and agencies,” said Goldstein.