Douglas Conant served as President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company until July 31, 2011.
Early in his career, Conant worked in marketing at General Mills, before moving to management positions at Kraft. He was appointed President of Nabisco in 1995, and served there until 2000. Conant was appointed President and CEO of Campbell in January 2001, at which time he was also elected to its board of directors.
Conant was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Glencoe, Illinois. Conant earned his bachelor's of arts degree and his MBA from Northwestern.