Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced at its 2018 AGM that the company’s Board had appointed Russell Galbut (pictured), an independent director of the Board, as Chairman.
In addition, NCLH’s shareholders elected retired US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry as a new independent director.
Effective 20th June, 2018, Galbut succeeded Walter Revell, who stepped down from NCLH’s Board after serving as Chairman for the past three years and was on the Board for over two decades.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire team at Norwegian, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Walter for his dedicated service, sage advice, and invaluable contribution as Chairman of the Board,” said Frank Del Rio, NCLH president and CEO and a member of Board. “We look forward to Russell serving as the next Chairman of the Board. His experience and extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, along with his significant contributions to the Board made him the ideal candidate for the role.”
Ms Landry succeeded Revell as an independent member of the Board. With the election of Landry, Norwegian’s Board consists of 10 members, seven of whom are independent. She will also serve as a member of the company’s nominating and governance committee.
“Mary’s significant experience in maritime operations, various leadership roles within the US Coast Guard and risk management expertise made her a perfect candidate for the Board, and we are confident that her leadership will have a meaningful impact on Norwegian’s future growth,” said Galbut.