ASTA Global Convention Education Sessions
|Arnold Donald - President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc|
Arnold Donald is president and chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc. Carnival Corporation is the largest leisure travel company in the world and among the most profitable and financially strong in the cruise and vacation industries, with a portfolio of 10 dynamic brands that include nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard, as well as Fathom, the corporation's immersion and enrichment experience brand.
Together, the corporation's cruise lines operate 103 ships with 234,000 lower berths visiting over 700 ports around the world, with 20 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2025. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc 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 and CEO of Carnival Corporation since July 2013. Prior to that, he served on the board for 12 years. 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. After leaving Monsanto, Mr. Donald was chairman of Merisant Company, whose products include the leading global sweetener brands Equal and Canderel.
Immediately prior to Carnival Corporation, Mr. Donald was a founder and president and chief executive officer of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional network and leadership forum for African-American executives of Fortune 500 companies, and the president and chief executive officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the largest charitable funder of diabetes research in the world.
A native of New Orleans, Mr. Donald received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, 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 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.
Classes for Arnold Donald
Tuesday, August 27
|9:00am - 10:30am||All Delegate General Session Featuring: A Cruise Line CEO Panel||