Julia Brown
Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)
Carnival Corporation & plc

Julia Brown is Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Brown oversees strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.

In this role, Brown works closely with the company’s nine brands and their support groups to strategically procure goods and services to strengthen the company’s supplier relationships and leverage its global scale.

Brown most recently served as CPO on the global management team at Mondelez International, which split from Kraft Foods in 2012. Prior to the split, Brown served as CPO and SVP of Global Procurement at Kraft Foods, responsible for the company’s $30 billion strategic sourcing function.

Prior to Kraft, she served as CPO and VP of Corporate Procurement and Contract Manufacturing at Clorox.

Brown is on the board for the Executive Leadership Foundation and serves as a trustee for the African-American Experience Fund. She also serves as a board member for the Primo Center in Chicago.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.