Arnold W. Donald

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Arnold W. Donald
Born1954 (age 64–65)
Alma materCarleton College
Washington University in St. Louis
TitleCEO, Carnival Corporation & plc
TermJuly 2013-
PredecessorMicky Arison

Arnold W. Donald (born 1954) is an American businessman, and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Carnival Corporation & plc since July 2013, replacing Micky Arison.

Life and career[edit]

Donald was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] He graduated from St. Augustine High School.[2]

Donald holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Carleton College in 1976 and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977. He received an MBA from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business in 1980.[1]

Donald started his career, working at Monsanto in St. Louis and served various positions over 23 years, including as the president at Monsanto's nutrition and consumer sectors and senior vice president of the parent company.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Blanco, Octavio (June 23, 2016). "From New Orleans' Ninth Ward to CEO of Carnival Corp". CNN Money. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Carnival cruise company names New Orleanian as CEO". NOLA. Retrieved March 17, 2014.