|Douglas R. Conant|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Employer||Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute|
Douglas Conant is an American businessman who served as President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company until July 31, 2011. Longtime protégé Denise Morrison, who worked for him at Nabisco as well as Campbell's, succeeded him as CEO.
Under his leadership, Campbell reversed a decline in market value, improved its financial profile and enhanced its diversity and inclusion practices.
Conant worked for three companies prior to joining Campbell, General Mills, Kraft, and Nabisco. He was President of Nabisco Foods Company for the five years prior to joining Campbell. While at Campbell, Conant led a highly successful turnaround.
He is co-author of TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments and writes a column on HarvardBusinessReview.org.
Conant is currently the founder and chair of the new Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute, a part of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, set to provide its first programs in 2014.
A native of Chicago, Doug earned his BA degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
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