Carnival Maritime GmbH has announced that Dr Hermann Klein (pictured) has been appointed as Managing Director, starting 1st September, 2018.
He will be succeeding Lars Ljoen, who will join Carnival Cruise Lines in Miami as Head of Marine Operations.
Carnival Maritime is the marine service unit for Costa Group with its brands AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, and Costa Asia.
“Hermann Klein is a long-standing, well recognised executive of the maritime industry and has the perfect background and profound marine experience to further drive innovation and operational excellence across our fleet,” said Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia. “He brings tremendous knowledge, energy, and strategic vision to Carnival Maritime, and we are thrilled to welcome him in this important role for Costa Group.”
He will be responsible for overseeing all marine operations of Costa Group, including nautical and technical operations, environmental compliance and safety, port operations and development and newbuilds.
“I am very excited to take the helm of Carnival Maritime serving the leading cruise company in Europe and Asia,” said Klein, “and I look forward to working closely with an excellent team of maritime specialists to achieve further success in the years to come.”
Klein is currently Managing Director and Group COO of CPO Holding (Offen Group) in Hamburg, Germany.
From 2012 to 2015, he was Managing Director and CEO of ER Schiffahrt/Blue Star Holding, a dedicated shipmanager with about 80 vessels in service, and previously served for seven years as Executive Board Member of Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg.