Orlando Ashford

by LP Green, II
Orlando Ashford
Holland America Line-Carnival Corporation & plc
Boards: ITT Corporation

Orlando Ashford is President of Holland America Line at Carnival Corporation & plc, an award-winning cruise line, including a fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests annually to all seven continents.


In this role, Ashford oversees Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy. Previously, Ashford was President of the Talent Business Segment of global consulting firm Mercer. Prior to that, Ashford was Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Ashford also has held other leadership roles including: Group Director of Human resources for 90 countries in Eurasia and Africa for The Coca-Cola Company and Vice President Corporate Center Human Resources and Cultural Transformation.


Ashford holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Industrial Technology from Purdue University.



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