Arnold Donald named global chair of CLIA

Arnold Donald named global chair of CLIA

Carnival Corporation’s president and CEO Arnold Donald has been appointed as global chair of Cruise Lines International Association.

Donald, who will officially start his role on 1 January 2017, succeeds Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., 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. “I'm honoured to take on this role, and look forward to building on the great work CLIA is doing.”

Noting that CLIA is ‘proud’ to welcome Donald as its new global chair, CLIA’s president and CEO Cindy D'Aoust said: “Under his [Donald’s] leadership, we will continue to support the interests and vision for the cruise industry. It has been a privilege to work alongside Adam and we thank him for his work and dedication as CLIA chair.”

According to CLIA, Goldstein has been instrumental in ‘operationalising CLIA's mission’ to become the unified voice for the global cruise community and the association’s leadership in both wastewater and emissions technologies and practices. Goldstein will assume the role of chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association on 1 January 2017.

"It was a privilege to serve as CLIA global chair,” said Goldstein. “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. Under Arnold's leadership, CLIA will continue to offer a unified voice to help all of our members seize every possible opportunity to succeed.”

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