Douglas Conant
Douglas Conant

Clinical Professor of Executive Education
Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

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Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Deeply committed to leadership, he also serves as Chairman of Avon Products, on the board of AmerisourceBergen, as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University. The newly formed KELI initiative is designed to help leaders of today enhance their ability to lead in the “here and now.” This program combines the best insights of the Kellogg academic curriculum with the best practices of “world class” leaders across the landscape at the highest levels of the organization.

An advocate for ethical practices and corporate responsibility, Conant is the current Chairman of CECP (formerly known as the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy). He is an active member of the boards of the National Organization on Disabilities (NOD), the Partnership for Public Service (PPS), Enactus, the Families and Work Institute (FWI), the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (AALC), and the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF). He is also a former chairman of both the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and The Conference Board (TCB), where he remains a Global Counselor, and he is a former board member of Catalyst.

From 2001 to 2011, Conant served as CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. He was the 11th leader of this iconic company’s 141-year history

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M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
B.A., Northwestern University

Academic Positions
Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-present

Other Professional Experience
Board of Directors, AmerisourceBergen, 2013-present
Board Member, Arthur Ashe Learning Center, 2013-present
Chairman, Board of Directors, Avon, 2012-present
Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership, 2011-present
Chairman, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, 2011-present
Board Member, National Organization on Disability, 2010-present
Board Member, Enactus, 2010-present
Board Member, Partnership for Public Service, 2009-present
Global Counselor and Former Chairman, The Conference Board, 2007-present
Board Member, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, 2006-present
President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company, 2001-2011
President, Nabisco, 1999-2001

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