Arnold Donald is president & chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company. The company’s portfolio of 10 leading global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises UK, P&O Cruises Australia and Fathom – are based throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Together these brands maintain a fleet of over 100 ships and serve more than 11.5 million guests annually. Carnival Corporation also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon with 10 hotels plus rail and bus services connecting guests with the northern interior. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
Mr. Donald has been president & CEO of Carnival Corporation since July 2013; prior to that he served on the board for 12 years. In January 2017, he was appointed Chair of Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA). He currently serves on the board of Bank of America Corporation and Crown Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Donald spent more than 20 years at Monsanto Company as corporate senior vice-president, and president of the consumer and nutrition sector and president of the agricultural sector. Following Monsanto, Mr. Donald was chairman of Merisant Company, which manufactures the leading global sweetener brands Equal and Canderel.
Immediately prior to Carnival Corporation, Mr. Donald was president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional network and leadership forum for African-American executives of Fortune 500 companies, and the president and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the world’s largest charitable funder of diabetes research.
A native of New Orleans, Mr. Donald received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Donald has a strong commitment to higher education and serves on the boards of two of his alma maters, Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Washington University in St. Louis. He is also on the boards of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare, among others.
Source: Carnival Corporation / Sept. 2017