May 20, 2015 – Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles has placed Thomas P. Ostebo as president and chief executive officer of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Mr. Ostebo will oversee CLIA operations both domestically and internationally, working directly with his senior leadership team to execute the organization’s vision and work on behalf of CLIA members. He replaces Christine Duffy who went on to become president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Mr. Ostebo has more than 30 years of experience leading large organizations. He joins CLIA from the United States Coast Guard, where he served as Rear Admiral. Most recently, Mr. Ostebo was director of strategic management, where he supported strategy and budget policy for the Coast Guard.
Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise industry association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of integrated senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media