Douglas R. Conant is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. For the past 20 years of his leadership journey, he has honed his leadership craft at the most senior levels—first as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, then as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and then as Chairman of Avon Products. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership: a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century.
Doug is a devoted leadership practitioner whose 40-year career has been defined by a commitment to studying, practicing, improving, and teaching the tenets of leadership that works. Before ascending to c-suite executive positions at the Nabisco Foods Company, Campbell Soup Company, and Avon Products, he began his career in marketing at General Mills and held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft.
Doug earned his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
|Alumni||Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
Boards and affiliated organizations: CDK Global Inc. (Chair), Merck & Co. Inc., Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., Corning Inc., Ariel Investments LLC, Footprint LLC
Boards and affiliated organizations: Delta Air Lines (Chair), Macy’s
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