Carnival Corporation is a cruise company
I am chief strategy officer at Carnival Corporation, a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world and senior vice president Cunard NA. Our portfolio includes leading cruise global brands and a wide range of holiday and vacation products, such as Princess Cruises, AIDA, Holland America, Carnival Cruise Lines, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard. In my dual role as strategist and brand leader, I oversee corporate strategy globally as well as operations for Cunard in North America. I am an avid vacation defender and write passionately about the need to take time in life to relax and recharge. I’m very excited by the future of travel and how technology is shaping innovation and design, like driverless cars, high speed rail, wearable technology like Ocean Medallion, and airline, hotel and ship cabin redesign for the modern traveler.Prior to joining Carnival, I was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where I co-lead the big data, e-commerce, and multichannel operations practice for North America across travel/hospitality, retail, and consumer industries. My focus was improving marketing, sales, and operations for Fortune 500 consumer-facing companies. Before McKinsey, I held multiple operating roles. I was a Managing Director at idealab!, an innovation incubator that creates and operates pioneering technology companies, where I successfully led several e-commerce startups. Prior to that, I started and operated a wholesale and retail shoe business in Los Angeles.I received an A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa and hold an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, with high Distinction, Baker Scholar. I previously served on the Board of Directors for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income students to escape the cycle of poverty through education.Please follow me on Twitter at @joshleibowitz. All views are my own.