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Douglas Conant

Douglas R. Conant

Title/Company: Best-selling Author and former CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Educational Background:

MBA, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
B.A., Northwestern University

Huntsman School Interactions:

Global Advisory Board Member 2018 -


Mr. Douglas R. Conant, also known as Doug, founded DRC LLC in 2011 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Conant served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Co. from January 8, 2001 to August 1, 2011. He spent nearly a decade at Nabisco. He served as an Executive Vice President of RJR Acquisition Corp., Nabisco Holdings Corp. and Nabisco Inc. (Nabisco) since June 1995. He served as the President of Nabisco U.S. Foods Group at RJR Acquisition Corp. and Nabisco Holdings Corp. since February 1997. He served as the President of Sales & Integrated Logistics Group from 1994 to June 1995, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Nabisco Biscuit Company from 1993 to 1994. He served as the President of Nabisco Foods Company, a subsidiary of Nabisco Group Holdings Corp., from July 1995 to January 2001. He was with Nabisco since 1992, having served in a number of other Executive positions. He served as Vice President/General Manager of the Fleischmann's Company. Mr. Conant spent more than 16 years with the General Mills and Kraft Foods organizations in a variety of senior strategic and marketing management positions. He also served in Executive Positions of Phillip Morris Companies. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). He served as Chairman of Avon Products Inc. since April 26, 2013 until March 1, 2016. He has been the Chairman of Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy since June 2011. He served as the Chairman at The Conference Board, Inc and serves as its Trustee. He has been an Independent Director of AmerisourceBergen Corporation since January 1, 2013. He serves as a Trustee of The Seeing Eye of New Jersey and a Trustee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. He has been a Director of The National Organization on Disability since April 2011. He serves as a Director of Catalyst, Inc. He served as a Director of Applebee's International, Inc., from December 1999 to 2007 and Campbell Soup Co. from January 2001 to July 31, 2011. He served as a Director of Avon Products Inc. since April 2, 2012 until March 1, 2016. He served as a Director of Grocery Manufacturers Association. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and his Master's degree in Business Administration from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Mr. Conant holds M A from Fletcher School of Law.

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