CLIA Gets New President and CEO

Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Global Executive Committee has appointed Cindy D’Aoust as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

Having previously served as CLIA’s Acting CEO and Executive Vice President of Membership and Operations, D’Aoust joined the association in 2014. Her new job includes overseeing CLIA’s operations on a global level while working with the senior leadership team to propel the organization forward.

D’Aoust has been appointed following a seven month-void in the post, which had been filled by her as an acting director, following the resignation of Thomas Ostebo in August 2015, after a month at the post.

“Cindy has proven to be an extremely valuable and knowledgeable member of our executive team. Her extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, combined with her leadership skills and passion for the cruise industry, made her the right person to guide our global industry association on an exciting journey forward,” Adam M. Goldstein, Global CLIA Chairman and President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., says.

Cindy D’Aoust will act on behalf of the organization’s members by promoting and the global cruise industry, promoting their common interests, according to the association. As stated by D’Aoust, her top priorities include the commitment to unite the industry and create a stronger voice.

“Now more than ever, it is important for the cruise industry to collaborate and create a stronger global voice. I look forward to building on the organization’s current success and delivering on our mission to be the unified global organization that helps our members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community,”  D’Aoust points out.


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