Greg O'Hara, who has been a member of the WTTC Executive Committee since 2019 and Vice-President since 2021, will succeed Arnold Donald, the current President. Arnold Donald, former President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, has held the position since spring 2021.
Prior to founding Certares, one of the largest investment platforms dedicated exclusively to the travel and tourism industry, Mr. O'Hara served as Chief Investment Officer of JPMorgan Chase's Special Investments Group. He is also Chairman of American Express Global Business Travel and a member of the Board of Directors of TripAdvisor.
Throughout his career, Mr. O'Hara has also served on the boards of several leading companies, including Worldspan, Hertz Global Holdings, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Singer Vehicle Design and Innocence Project.
“Firstly I would like to thank Arnold for his enormous contribution to WTTC, his unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership during his tenure. We now embark on a new chapter, and I am delighted to welcome Greg as our new Chairman. Greg will bring a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the Travel & Tourism sector, and I believe that under his stewardship, WTTC will reach new heights in a sector that is growing faster than the global economy.” - Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO
"“It has been an honour to serve my fellow WTTC Members as Chair. Our Members’ collective efforts, facilitated through private and public partnerships, have proven critical to the recovery of our sector from the economic and human effects of COVID. We are now on a path of responsible and sustainable exceptional growth for Travel & Tourism worldwide." - Arnold Donald, former President and CEO of Carnival Corporation
“It is a great privilege to pick up the reins from Arnold Donald – a giant of our sector. I look forward to supporting our Members, WTTC and Julia, as the sector continues to go from strength to strength.”- Greg O'Hara, President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)