Wendy Adele McDonald

Regional V.P., Government Relations for the Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Group

Wendy Adele McDonald

Regional V.P., Government Relations for the Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Group

Biography

Wendy McDonald is Trini to the Bone and a strong advocate for Caribbean integration and advancement and her carefully curated professional and personal life proudly mirrors her aspirations. Now serving as the Regional Vice President, Government Relations for the Caribbean at Royal Caribbean Group, Wendy has actively contributed to fostering economic growth and cultural exchange through building relationships and partnerships with regional governments. In this role, she helps to advance strategic initiatives for the company and its five global cruise brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea Cruises, TUI Cruises, and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Prior to joining the Royal Caribbean Group in March 2022, Wendy worked in the telecommunications industry, for organizations who helped to increase broadband penetration and connectivity throughout the region. She most recently served as the Senior Director of External Communications and Stakeholder Relations for C&W Communications. Wendy also held several senior positions with Telcordia Technologies (USA); in Trinidad and Tobago with Columbus Communications Trinidad, the National ICT Company of Trinidad and Tobago (iGovTT) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Telecommunications and Information Management from New York University (NYU) Polytechnic University.

Being a highly visible regional leader, one of the ways she has paid it forward is serving as Chair of the CANTO Women in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee from 2019 – 2022 and remains a strong voice for gender equity in the regional ICT ecosystem and beyond.

Wendy is equally focused on her career as she is on her personal life and is on a mission to live life to the fullest with her loved ones. When she is not blazing the trail in her day job, she can be found soaking up the sun on one of the region’s picturesque beaches, with a great book in one hand and a delicious colourful beverage in the other. As a carnival connoisseur, you’re also likely to see her parading alongside thousands of other revellers during Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, The Greatest Show on Earth.