VALLEY FORGE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 2, 2013– AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Douglas R. Conant, 61, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Conant’s election increases the number of AmerisourceBergen directors from nine to ten.
Mr. Conant is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company, where he served from 2001 through 2011, and led Campbell Soup Company through a dramatic business transformation that generated quality sales growth, ten consecutive years of adjusted earnings per share growth, strong cash flow and record high return on invested capital. In addition, among Mr. Conant’s many achievements at Campbell Soup Company was the fostering of world-class employee engagement levels during his tenure. Prior to joining Campbell Soup Company, Mr. Conant served from 1992 to 2000 at Nabisco in a series of senior leadership positions, including President of Nabisco Foods Company from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Conant also worked at General Mills and Kraft earlier in his career.
Mr. Conant is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ConantLeadership, a firm dedicated to helping improve the quality of leadership in the 21st century.
“Doug’s extensive business experience, exceptional leadership capabilities and proven track record for growing brands and businesses make him an excellent addition to our Board,” said Richard C. Gozon, Chairman of the Board of AmerisourceBergen.
Added Steven H. Collis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AmerisourceBergen, “Doug is recognized for his business innovation and strategic thinking. Doug’s expertise in leading global businesses and for developing talent will make him a valuable asset to the Company as we continue to execute on our long-range strategic growth plans.”
Mr. Conant received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and his Masters of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen’s service solutions range from niche premium logistics and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. With nearly $80 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 13,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #29 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
Source: AmerisourceBergen Corporation