Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has named Michele Nadeem to the position of vice president of global corporate communications. She is responsible for leading Royal Caribbean's overall global communication strategies and community relations efforts throughout all of its brands, and reports directly to the company's chairman and CEO, Richard Fain.
Nadeem has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of transportation, logistics, crisis/issues management, internal/external communications, reputation management, technology (software solutions), analyst relations, public and private sector relations, corporate sponsorships, social responsibility, community relations and healthcare.
Most recently, she was the vice president of corporate communications, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, media and industry analyst relations for DHL Express US (part of DPWN/Deutsche Post) and a member of the parent company's global corporate communications counsel. While at DHL, she led and developed an 18-person team, formulated internal and external strategies for brand visibility, strategic relationships with media and analysts and was also the spokesperson for breaking news, Congressional hearings, and crisis situations.
Prior to her role at DHL, Nadeem founded multinational public relations agency Media Boston International (MBI), and served as the president and CEO. In this role, Nadeem grew the agency internationally and led clients such as the Department of Transportation, U.S. Army, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Teradyne, IDC, Samsung and Siemens. Before this, she worked in corporate communications at Siemens, where she started her international work experience. She began her career in television news.
Nadeem holds a master's degree in broadcast journalism, magna cum laude from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in economics and speech communications from Boston College.