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Douglas Conant is a leading businessman, public speaker and author of the New York Times best seller TouchPoints. Conant is the former President of Nabisco Food Company and CEO of Campbell Soup Company until 2011. He has been named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. magazine.
Douglas Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World.
Douglas Conant is the Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former President of Nabisco Foods, and former Chairman of Avon Products. Conant has also served on multiple corporate boards including AmerisourceBergen and RHR International. He began his career in marketing at General Mills and held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft.
Douglas Conant is also Chairman of CECP—Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, and proudly serves on the boards of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, the National Organization on Disability, the Partnership for Public Service, and Hope College. Previously, he was Chairman of The Conference Board, Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chairman of Enactus.
Douglas Conant is the author, alongside Amy Federman, of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights. Conant is also the New York Times bestselling co-author with Mette Norgaard of TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments.
Douglas Conant is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and served as the Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute for five years. He is an instructor of leadership at the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute and he teaches many of the concepts advanced in The Blueprint to seasoned and aspiring leaders in his own signature leadership development course.
Douglas Conant has been named a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust for five consecutive years and is a Top Thought Leader in Trust Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. He has also been lauded as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. Magazine, a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World, a Top 30 Leadership Professional by Global Gurus, a Leader to Watch by the American Management Association (AMA), a Top 50 Leadership Innovator Changing How We Lead and a Top 75 Human Business Champion.