Arnold Donald to step down from Carnival board

Arnold Donald to step down from Carnival board

Carnival Corporation has announced that Arnold Donald is stepping down from the board of directors after more than two decades of service.

Donald joined Carnival Corporation’s board in 2001 and that of Carnival plc in 2003.

Earlier this year, Donald announced his decision to leave his role as president and CEO, a position he had held since July 2013.

Josh Weinstein, who was promoted from chief operations officer, was named as his successor, with Donald providing support during the transition as vice-chair.

Donald’s resignation will take effect on November 30 but he will continue to provide “counsel and advice to the company” on a consultancy basis.

‘An honour’ to serve Carnival

Donald said: “I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished together these past nine years, including the critical roles played by the board, the senior leadership and every person in this amazing company who worked tirelessly with unmatched commitment, dedication and ingenuity to put our company, following the global pandemic’s industry impact, in a position to continue the sustained success we were enjoying.

“It is an honour and a privilege to serve this great company, and after 21 years of serving on the board, I feel the time is right for me to step aside, making room for others to enjoy the experience of contributing their leadership to our company while providing me increased flexibility to contribute outside of Carnival Corporation.”

Carnival Corporation chair Micky Arison thanked Donald for his leadership.

He said: “In working closely with Arnold for more than 20 years, I have the utmost respect for him as a person and as a professional.

“He leads by example, listens intently, acts with integrity and puts a strong emphasis on supporting everyone around him.

“Arnold connects deeply with people and has an extraordinary ability to communicate, which has made him one of the most important and influential voices in our industry.”

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