The newly appointed global head of Cruise Lines International Association has quit after little more than a month in the role.
President and chief executive Thomas Ostebo stepped down from the position immediately, citing personal reasons, Clia confirmed.
Ostebo’s appointment was announced in May this year and he joined the cruise trade body on July 6 following a management role at the US Coast Guard.
Clia executive vice president of membership and operations Cindy D’Aoust will assume the role of acting chief executive and oversee the management of global operations and leadership teams until a permanent chief executive is appointed.
Global Clia chairman Adam Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, said: “Clia’s current leadership team is doing an outstanding job supporting our membership and driving the vision of the organisation globally, even during this time of transition.
“While it is unfortunate that Tom is departing Clia, his desire to put his family first is a testament to his character, and we wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”
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