Douglas R. Conant

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DEFINITION of 'Douglas R. Conant'

The president, CEO and a director of Campbell Soup Company. Conant has spent his entire career working for prepackaged foods companies. He began his career with General Mills in 1976 in the marketing department. In 1989 he joined Kraft, in 1992 he moved to Nabisco and in 2001 he joined Campbell's, the world's largest soup company and owner of other prepackaged food brands, including Prego and Pepperidge farm.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Douglas R. Conant'

Conant was born in Chicago and earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Northwestern University. He is also a board member of the restaurant chain Applebee's and former chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.



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