Chief Executive Officer
Costa Group and Carnival Asia
Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia, expanded his responsibilities in January 2017 to oversee operations in China and the region in addition to his leadership role over Costa Cruises, Costa Asia and AIDA Cruises.
In his existing role as CEO of Costa Group, he has full responsibility for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises. He previously served as president of AIDA Cruises from 2004 to 2012 and Senior Vice President Operations of AIDA Cruises from 1993 to 2004.
Prior to joining AIDA Cruises, he held various management positions within the cargo shipping division of Deutsche Seereederei (DSR).
Thamm, who holds a master's degree in Economics, is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Cruise Council (ECC), which represents the interests of the world's most important shipping lines in Europe. He was named North European Cruise Personality of the Year 2011, an award selected by Seatrade and V. Ships. In March 2012, the international cruise associations ECC and Cruise Lines International Association appointed Thamm spokesman for the cruise industry in Germany.