Costa crowns chairman

Carnival Corp has appointed Howard Frank as the new chairman of Italian offshoot Costa Crociere.
Howard Frank stepped down as Carnival’s chief operating officer

Howard Frank stepped down as Carnival’s chief operating officer last year.

The industry veteran is replacing Pier Luigi Foschi, who retired earlier this month.

In a statement Carnival noted Frank will support Costa chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Thamm.

It also pointed out that the executive was with Carnival Corp for 25 years before stepping down as chief operating officer and vice chairman late last year to serve as special advisor to chairman Mickey Arison and CEO Arnold Donald.

Today, Frank is the chairman of the executive committee of Cruise Lines International Association, an influential trade organisation that represents the interests of the cruise industry.

According to Carnival Corp, Costa Crociere is the only Italian-flagged cruise line in the world and currently operates 14 vessels, which is among the largest fleet of cruiseships in Europe.

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