Denise Morrison has been appointed president and CEO of The Campbell Soup Company, taking over from Douglas Conant, who spent more than a decade in the role.
“I’m honored and inspired by the appointment to lead this great company,” said Morrison. “At a time of rapid change and significant challenge in the food industry, we have the people, the brands and the opportunities to unlock the potential of our business and build shareholder value."
With more than 35 years in the consumer packaged goods industry, Morrison was named executive vice president and chief operating officer and elected a director of the company in October 2010, in anticipation of her appointment to the role of CEO at the beginning of fiscal 2012.
She is due to assume the role on August 1, the beginning of Campbell's fiscal year.