Julia Brown has received numerous recognitions during her four years in leadership at Carnival Corporation and throughout her career. As chief procurement officer for Carnival Corporation, Brown oversees strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.

Working closely with Carnival Corporation's nine global cruise line brands and their leadership teams, Brown procures goods and services from among over 33,000 suppliers globally to strengthen the company's supplier relationships.

Brown has also been named among the "Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business" and "100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine, and the "Top 100 Women to Watch" by Today's Chicago Woman.

Julia is a key member of our leadership team and we're thrilled that she is being recognized with these well-deserved accolades. Among many other important initiatives, she is spearheading our ongoing efforts to leverage our scale and collective expertise to deliver cost savings, enhance product offerings and improve operations to ensure we are delivering exceptional experiences for our guests. Her incredible track record and valuable insights provide an inspiring example for professionals of all backgrounds and at every stage of their career

said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation.

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Brown has more than 25 years of leadership and global procurement experience. She has served as CPO at Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods and Clorox, where she built a global reputation of being a transformational leader delivering billions of dollars of value.

Her background also includes work with top consumer brands, including Diageo and Gillette. Brown currently serves on the board of the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply-CIPS (London).

She is also chair of the Hotel, Food and Beverage Council for the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA), a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the International Women's Forum (IWF) and recently joined the American Airlines Corporate Customer Advisory Council. She received a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and is based in Miami.

Women to Watch is an annual supplement published by Cranfield University's School of Management alongside the Female FTSE Board Report, an annual analysis of the progress that FTSE companies have made with respect to increasing board representation of women.

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