Jack Anderson becomes interim president and CEO of Crystal Cruises

Jack Anderson becomes interim president and CEO of Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Jack Anderson (left) replaces the departing Tom Wolber (right)

Jack Anderson has become interim president and CEO at Crystal Cruises, after Tom Wolber stepped down after three years in the role.

Since 2017, Anderson has overseen Crystal’s commercial efforts as advisor to Wolber, following previous positions as Crystal’s vice chairman and senior vice president of marketing and sales.

“Jack’s history with Crystal runs deep; with nearly a decade of senior leadership and executive consultant roles at the company – combined with his 30-plus years of cruise industry experience – he possesses a profound knowledge of the Crystal brand and the luxury cruise market. He is uniquely suited to step into this role during this pivotal time in travel, ensuring a seamless transition,” says Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, CEO and chairman of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong. “We are grateful to Tom for his dedicated leadership, the successful introduction of our river ships and expanding Crystal into the expedition market, while maintaining Crystal’s commitment to an award-winning luxury experience.”

Before joining Crystal Cruises, Anderson previously served as senior vice president of marketing and sales for Seabourn, Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises, and as senior vice president of marketing for Carnival Corporation.

“It is an honour to be entrusted with Crystal’s stewardship during this transitional time in our industry,” Anderson said. “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Tom, growing this brand I care so deeply about, and I wish him all the best in his personal endeavours.”

Wolber, who has been president and CEO of Crystal since September 2017, is stepping down to spend more time with his family after the completion of his three-year service contract.

“It has been a privilege to work alongside some of the very best professionals in this industry – all of whom embody the philosophy of ‘Crystal Family’,” Wolber said. “At this time, my focus is shifting toward my family and loved ones. I will always appreciate the rewarding experience I have had with Crystal and I know the company is in very good hands with Jack."

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
06 October 2020

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