2022 Speaker Profile – Donelson, Roy

Roy Donelson

Chief Executive

Raytheon Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Group

Roy Donelson is chief executive of Raytheon Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Group. He is responsible for the operations of Raytheon Defense subsidiaries and country offices, program execution and the delivery of advanced sensor to effects solutions for our customers in this region.

Prior to his role in the Middle East, he was executive director and product area director of Strategic Engagement Systems, Strategic Missile Defense for Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies, leading a program portfolio of effectors, counter hypersonic programs and related advanced missile defense technologies.

Donelson was also strategic and missile defense systems portfolio director, overseeing SM-3® and kill vehicle programs and previously served as the managing director for the Raytheon UK Defense mission area and program director of Tomahawk missile programs for the former Raytheon Company Missile Systems business. Before Raytheon Technologies, he was a senior consultant in system architecture and systems engineering at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Donelson also served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain.

Donelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.