Edie Rodriguez

Edie Rodriguez

Member of the Board of Directors, Saudi Tourism Authority

Edie Rodriguez is a highly accomplished travel industry CEO and Member of the Board of Directors who delivers billion-dollar outcomes across luxury, luxury travel, retail, and technology industries. As a “mobile global” executive and positive disrupter, she has honed a 35+ year career across sales, operations, marketing, digital, and social distribution channels to transform during her tenure some the world’s most recognizable global cruise brands including Crystal Cruises Corporation, Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Cruises, Carnival Corporation’s Cunard, Seabourn and Carnival brands and Ponant Cruises.

As an award-winning leader with strong corporate governance, financial and business acumen, she is sought after for companies seeking to establish market leadership and global brand dominance. Edie is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), where she is the Chair of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. The STA was formed and is funded by the Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in line with their #SaudiVision2030 goals.

In addition to Board guidance on compensation and governance, she assists the teams with scaling and expanding in to new markets and advising on strategic cobranding opportunities. Previously, Edie was a Director for RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security (CGRS) from 2017 through 2020. As an Advisory Board Member she provided governance and fiduciary guidance, advising from billion-dollar corporations’ perspectives. She has been an Advisory Board Member to the Retail Summit since its inception.

Mrs. Rodriguez’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science from Nova South eastern University and has attended the Executive Management Programs at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton. She is deeply skilled in the science of governance, relationships and executive leadership effectiveness. Throughout her career she has been the recipient of many global awards including EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.