(WASHINGTON) — The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) board of directors has appointed Arnold Donald, chief executive officer of Carnival Corp., as global chairman, effective Jan. 1. Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, president and chief operating officer 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, who as CEO of Carnival Corp. 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 formulating 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 Jan. 1, Goldstein assumes the role of chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.