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Arnold W. Donald has served as president and chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc since July 2013. Mr. Donald has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 2001 and a director of Carnival plc since 2003.
Mr. Donald was president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, a professional network of AfricanGAmerican executives of major U.S. companies, from 2010 to 2012. He previously served as president and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to
2005, Mr. Donald was the chairman of the board of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and marketer of tabletop sweetener products, including the Equal® and Canderel® brands. From 2000 to 2003, he was also the CEO of Merisant Company.
From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Donald was senior vice president of Monsanto Company, a company which develops agricultural products and consumer goods, and president of its nutrition and consumer sector. Prior to that he was president of Monsanto Company’s agricultural sector. Mr. Donald has served on the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation since 2013 and the board of directors for Crown Holdings, Inc. since 1999. He previously served as a director of OilGDri Corporation of America from 1997 to 2013 and The Laclede Group, Inc. from 2003.