Clia names new global chairman to succeed Arnold Donald

Clia has appointed Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Adam Goldstein as its global chairman for the second time.

Goldstein, who is also vice chairman at Royal, takes over from Carnival Corporation’s president and chief executive Arnold Donald, who held the role from January 2017.

Donald was officially succeeded by Goldstein on January 1.

Goldstein was Clia chairman in 2015 and 2016 and has since remained on the Clia Global Executive Committee for the past two years.

He has spent more than 30 years with Royal Caribbean Cruises, and has chaired the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Clia’s sister association.

Goldstein said: “I’m honoured to take on this role for the second time and look forward to building on the great work that Arnold has accomplished during his time as chair.

“As the cruise industry continues to grow globally, it’s exceptionally important that we work together to ensure a positive experience for our guests and for the destinations we visit.

“I’m excited to collaborate with all of our constituencies to pursue this vision.”

Kelly Craighead, Clia’s president and chief executive, called Goldstein “a proven leader” before thanking Donald for his “outstanding leadership” over the past two years.

She said:  “As Adam returns as chair, Clia thanks Arnold Donald for his outstanding leadership over the past two years.

“Arnold’s focus on results empowered Clia to be an ever-stronger organisation focused on adding value to our members and the industry.

“We look forward to his continued leadership on the Global Executive Committee.”

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