The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017.
Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who has served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 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, who as CEO of Carnival Corporation oversees 10 global cruise brands. “I’m honored to take on this role, and look forward to building on the great work CLIA is doing.”
During his time as Global Chair, Goldstein was instrumental in operationalizing CLIA’s mission as the unified voice and leading authority for the global cruise community. He 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. Effective, January 1, 2017, Goldstein assumes the role of Chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
Last month, the CLIA Europe General Assembly voted to appoint Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, as CLIA Europe Chairman. First appointed to the European Executive Committee of the Cruise Lines International Association three years ago, Anastassiadis takes over the role from Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, who has been the organisation’s chairman for the last three years. Anastassiadis takes on the crucial role of representing the views of the smaller CLIA Europe Cruise Line Members like Celestyal, as well as all of its other members when he takes up the role on January 1, 2017.